Autism Recovery Diet: Raw Vegan Cultured Beet Crackers (Gluten-Free)

Just in time for Liver-Lovin’ season (spring/summer) — beets, artichokes  and  turmeric are in season now- and all have a wonderful healing effect on the liver. I love making snacks with healing power. My men will keep asking for more, and keep showing signs of better health.

Check your local farmer’s market for the ingredients in this recipe.  Fresh and organic vegetables have far more nutritional energy, and make these crackers great for liver support.

These crackers are probiotic because they’re made with fermented beets. So, if you’ve got kids who won’t eat the sour-ish cultured veggie blends — take this inspiration and create a cracker for your fam. All of the healthy bacteria are still in-tact –just crispier.

I know tons of people who do extensive liver cleanses and love them.  But, they can be rather tough on the body. My approach is more mommy-style gentle.  I like to get my medicine through food.  Since our livers must filter every single chemical, food,  and emotion that we take in — you better believe that most of our livers are pretty taxed and can use some help.

Raising a child whose toxicity levels have affected his development has made me really conscious of how important it is to support all of our organ functions. Our livers need constant support. So, these crackers can be good any time of the year. I usually resurrect them around spring/summer, naturally and notice Dougie will  sleep a bit longer, release more, sweat more and emerge more focussed and able to better express himself.

Our bodies require energy to help us detoxify poisons. So, many of my recipes were created to help build that strength.  Of course, I love to add fermented foods (cultured/probiotic foods) too because they are my  (not-so) secret weapon against all illness. Fermented foods build our health from the gut- up by filling our digestive systems with healthy bacteria. These bacteria (probiotics) create our immunity, influence our moods, keep our skin and minds clear, energize us, and even make vitamins for us. Not to mention — they help get rid of all toxins. So, you really want to incorporate them into any cleanse you are doing.

You will need to make some cultured beets to begin. I like this Dill-Lishous Cultured Beet recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups dill-lishous cultured beet salad
  • 3 cups artichoke hearts
  • 1 T turmeric
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 cups sprouted raw flax seeds (or mixture of flax and chia seeds)

Optional: Add dill, cumin or any other seasonings you may like

Process

  1. Blend flax, artichoke, turmeric, sea salt, pepper and garlic in a Vitamix or high speed blender
  2. Stir in cultured beets
  3. Spoon onto dehydrator tray, shape into crackers, and dehydrate for 5-10 hours, depending on the texture you like.
other awesome liver support options that I love:
Milk thistle tea (home-made)
Enjoy!
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