RECIPE: Beet and Celery Salad

If you’d asked me to make a meal of beet salad 3 years ago, I would’ve told you to ….

you guessed it: “Beat it”.

Now knowing their health benefits (cellular repair, cancer prevention, nutrient packed) I’m trying to work them in my diet where I can.  I’m still perfecting a beet smoothie recipe, so until I do, this is my go to beet recipe:


2 Tbsp Olive oil
3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
3 large Beets from, can, jar or vacuum sealed bag, chopped with ~ 1/4 cup of their juice
1 Tbsp Sunflower seeds
2 celery sticks chopped
5 dashes of salt and pepper



I promise, this salad is way better looking and tasting than this photo!

Bon appe-BEET!

And beet-lovers stay tuned, I have another favorite beet salad recipe coming your way…


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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

3 thoughts on “RECIPE: Beet and Celery Salad

  1. My family really eats beets well! I love beets and Balsamic. They just seem made for each other! I can’t wait for the perfected beet smoothie. I try beets in smoothies and juices, and I’m just not fond of them.

    1. Hi Gina!
      Yes! They are! Thank you! (my brain less crisp with jet lag when I wrote this!)
      But I supposed you could use any of your favorite seeds, pumpkin, sunflower, flax….

      thanks for paying attention!

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