February 2023 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 67

February 2023 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 67


  • Coconut and Lime Beet Detox Soup
  • Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Macaroons


  • Think Wisely - February 2023
  • For the Love of Organics: Beets
  • Cardiovascular Health Starts with Good Vascular Health
  • 6 Spectacular Health Benefits of Cranberry Supplements
  • Earth Watch

Coconut and Lime Beet Detox Soup


This delicious soup is the perfect antidote to a long season of overindulging. Light and flavorful and full of ingredients that support the body’s natural detoxification processes, like beets, which support liver function, and turmeric to support bile flow.

2 tablespoons Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
2 large organic beets, scrubbed, ends trimmed, and diced
3 organic garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon grated organic ginger
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Turmeric
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Coriander Seed
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
2 cups water
1 can Natural Grocers Brand Organic Original Coconut Milk
1 organic lime, cut in half and one half quartered
Optional garnishes
  reserved organic lime quarters
  reserved coconut milk
  chopped organic cilantro
  chopped Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Dry Roasted and Salted Cashews

1. Heat a soup pan over medium heat. Add coconut oil, swirl to melt and then add beets. Sauté, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

2. Add garlic, ginger, and spices; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.

3. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and partially cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until beets are fork tender, 10-15 minutes.

4. Add the juice of half a lime and 2/3 of the coconut milk, reserving the remaining 1/3 for topping. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Alternatively, transfer the soup to a large blender and process, in batches if necessary, until smooth. Be sure to remove the center piece of the lid and cover the opening with a dark-colored dish towel (to prevent beet stains) while blending.

5. Return soup to pan and gently rewarm if it has cooled more than you would like. Divide into serving bowls and top each with a drizzle of the remaining coconut milk and optional garnishes as desired.


Nutrition per serving

per one cup serving

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
323 kcal 19 g 5 g 28 g 4 g
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Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Macaroons


Want a sweet treat that won’t break the “sugar bank?” Look no further! We’ve combined the natural sweetness of coconut with dark chocolate and a surprise twist of dried cherries for a bite of heaven. By making the macaroons small and decreasing the amount of sugar, we have created an occasional indulgence that will satisfy your sweet tooth with one bite.

3 large Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Pasture-Raised Eggs, whites only
1⁄3 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Coconut Sugar
2 cups Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Finely Shredded Coconut
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Unsweetened Red Tart Cherries, roughly chopped
  ½ of a Natural Grocers Brand 85% Cocoa Organic Extreme Dark Chocolate bar, (4 squares)

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Whip the egg whites to a stiff peak, 3-5 minutes.

3. Fold the coconut sugar, coconut, and cherries into the egg whites. (save the yolks for scrambled eggs or Natural Grocers Quick Hollandaise Sauce)

4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a tablespoon, scoop out individual macaroons onto the baking sheet. Using dampened hands, form each scoop into a mound.

5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool.

6. While the macaroons are cooling, melt the chocolate squares in a double boiler or microwave.

7. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the macaroons. Allow the chocolate to set before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Nutrition per serving

per one serving

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
86 kcal 7 g 1 g 6 g 2 g
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