RecipesDetoxifying Beetroot and Banana Stem Salad

Detoxifying Beetroot and Banana Stem Salad

Detoxification is a word that has been used so much and in so many ways, and I’d love to know what your take is! Some people trash the concept of detoxification in the belief that such a thing does not even exist. There might be a little truth in their belief simply because it can be used too loosely and in ways where it may not make any sense to you personally. Other people are constantly drinking celery juice and other green juices thinking that they need to detoxify all the time. So what really is true when it comes to detoxification?

Detoxification is a concept that is a vital part of many ancient systems of medicine, from Ayurveda to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The truth is that many symptoms and conditions are linked to congested channels of detoxification. Weight loss resistance can also be a sign that detoxification is impacted, since fat stores toxic waste. Everything from acne to inflammatory pains to anger to irregular lab markers could be linked to lack of detoxification.

I love salads, as you’ll see through Phyto Bites! I love them hot, cold, Indian, Mediterranean, Eclectic and in just about every possible way! Many of you who have written to me have gotten stuck with salads, and I get so frustrated seeing sliced carrots, cucumbers and tomato served as salad! Some of my salads are a meal in a bowl. This Detoxifying Beet and Banana Stem Salad is not a meal by itself, as it lacks a balance in macronutrients. The intention behind it is to improve your body’s own ability to detoxify!

As you’ll keep seeing through all my recipes, I have three stars of the show, in this case, it’s beetroot, banana stem and apple. Remember my mantra, which is enjoy food from concept to creation to consumption! Also remember to have the intention in your mind while you eat, for food is pretty much like yoga. You really want to bring your awareness. Just like a yoga pose is not ideal unless you have awareness of your breath, food is not ideal unless you eat it with the awareness of the intention behind the meal! So release all that you need to release, and allow this amazing bowl to decongest your beautiful body!

Let’s breakdown the ingredients of this recipe before going into it.

  1. Banana Stem– The banana tree is called kalpavriksha, where every part of the tree is useful. The banana stem is found deep inside the trunk, which is then harvested after that stem has provided banana flower and bananas. The stem is something I’ve grown up eating constantly, and didn’t realise how unique this was until I moved and found people discarding the stem on the streets by the side of vegetable markets. It’s loaded in fibre, requires some knowledge in cleaning it, but literally sweeps out your intestine of built up waste!
  2. Beetroot– Beetroot is not used by so many people because it’s high in sugar, but it’s also rich in phytonutrients called polyphenols and Vitamin C, both of which help your adrenal glands and your immune system. It’s great for gut healing and liver health. There are a ton of vitamins and minerals.  For more information on vitamins and minerals, read my e-book!
  3. Apple– Apples with the skin are also loaded with polyphenols and Vitamin C! They contain pectin which is a potent gut healer and can repair damages to your mucosa! It is a fruit, but is fibre and nutrient dense, so it does work with a meal, unlike other fruits.

Always remind yourself that food is medicine! If you try this out and love it as much as I do, share a picture on instagram and tag me @phytothrive!

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Truth is tricky. It’s so easy to try a new diet or protocol and slip into denial over symptoms that arise. A classic version of this is missing a period after intermittent fasting but trying to ignore it. For a woman your cycle is as vital in information as a lab test!⁣


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Have you tried a new diet or protocol and ever convinced yourself that it’s working for you just because you’ve lost a lot of weight? Weight loss has become the highest parameter of efficacy even when there is chaos happening within which can include and not limited to:⁣

💛Frequent headaches ⁣

☸️Dysfunctional cycle⁣

💮Low iron or B12 within few months⁣

💜Frequent fevers and coughs⁣

💛Bad skin⁣

☸️Poor quality of sleep even if you are sleeping nine hours⁣

💮Mood fluctuation that includes anger, sadness and overwhelm⁣


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Weight loss should not be enough if all this is happening as well. Health should come before anything else.⁣

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Fasting is great! But I’m seeing a lot of people who are unable to get benefits from this ancient practice. My guess is that this has a lot to do with sequence, present diet, level of stress and what’s happening within their body.⁣


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Some of the indications that the specific fasting approach you are following is not working for you are:⁣

💙Feeling more stressed and having poor resilience to stressors around you. This can include feeling weepy, angry or overwhelmed.⁣

💙Struggling with fatigue and forcing yourself to get through the fasting period irrespective of tiredness, dizziness or giddy.⁣

💙One of the greatest signs of impact is struggling with sleep. This can include inability to stay asleep and not being able to stay asleep for enough time.⁣

💙Not getting a period when you have always had a perfect cycle is a huge red flag. If your body thinks that it’s a state of emergency it shuts off reproductive function and you can miss ovulation and menstruation. I’ve actually heard women say they are happy about missing a cycle but this is really dangerous!⁣


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Does this mean fasting is not good? Far from it! I call the fasting approach that I use in practice as Strategic Fasting. This refers to using fasting techniques in specific ways at specific times with specific foods in the feeding window. It can be immensely therapeutic provided you bring it in correctly. ⁣




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It’s so strange that so many women do not place stress as the greatest root cause of all their menstruated challenges. One episode of high stress can wreak havoc on your hormones and impact the flow of your cycle. This is why you’ll have an early period, a later period, no period or a heavy period after you’ve had an argument with someone or a bad day at work.⁣


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🌸The reason for this is that your body takes cholesterol and produces both cortisol which is the stress hormone and progesterone which is your sex hormone. ⁣

🌺When your body thinks that it is a state of emergency then it shuts off non essential functions including the production of sex hormones. ⁣

🌸Instead it prioritises the production of your stress hormone cortisol. ⁣

🌺This means you can go a whole cycle without ovulation or making progesterone.⁣

🌸This makes you stressed, anxious, unable to sleep, overwhelmed, depressed and a whole lot more!⁣


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Women’s health and women’s bodies are beautiful spaces where there is harmony deep within. Your body just tries to help you when something is off. The beauty is that you can bring everything back on track with the right steps in the right sequence. If you want to guide your health back to harmony, reach out!⁣

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