I am obsessed with beetroot. Anything that is mega healthy and makes everything pink is going to be a winner for me.
In my opinion beetroot is the ultimate superfood – it is a great source of iron and foliate, it is high in nitrates, betaine and magnesium and is full of antioxidants.
Not only that – it has also been suggested that beetroot can lower blood pressure, increase exercise performance and even prevent dementia!!
This veggie packs quite a punch but it was only recently that I started making use of it in the kitchen myself!! I love putting it in a smoothie with a banana and tonnes of berries as an equally healthy alternative to my morning green smoothie but there are sooooo many great ways to incorporate beets into your diet.
Check them out and let me know what you think!
Chocolate Beetroot Brownies
This recipe is from one of my favourites – Roz Purcell over at The Natural Born Feeder. If you don’t follow her then you are seriously missing out.
A smoothie is the perfect way to cram loads of goodies into your diet quickly! I like having this for breakfast in the summer as an alternative to porridge.
For the Smoothie
1/2 ripe avocado
1 handful of spinach
1 tbsp. of coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of frozen berries
1 tsp of cinnamon
cacoa nibs to top
Finally – and this is a regular feature on my weekly menu – its Turkey burgers with beetroot relish. I first tried this after my parents grew a tonne of beetroot in their veggie patch. My mom was looking for a good healthy recipe we could all enjoy that used the beetroots and we came across this one. BBC Good food never lets me down when I need a bit of inspiration so hopefully these burgers hit the spot for you too.