I don’t know about you, but since I was little I have never really cared for beets. But thankfully I have a husband that likes to cook and will convince me every now and then to try something new. Luckily for me beets are still plentiful from our local organic farmers and easy to find at the markets.
Benefits of Creating a Colorful Plate
Did you know that beets are a great source of betaine? Betaine is a nutrients which protects cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress. It is also known to help fight inflammation, protect organs, enhance performance, and improve vascular risk factors.
The pigment in beets called betalin, helps the body in its detoxification. It helps molecules bind to toxins for excretion from the body by helping purify the blood and liver.
It is possible that the phytonutrients that give beets their wondrous color can help reduce tumorous cancers.
So what are you waiting for? Try giving this wonderful veggie a try with this awesome salad recipe!
- 1 bunch of Beets (5-6 medium sized beets)
- 1tsp Bragg's Applecider Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Crumbled Goat Cheese
- Wash, remove stems and peel beats.
- Cut into slices and cubes
- Steam 5- 10 minutes until cooked and soft
- Chill in frig for 30 minutes
- Add Olive Oil, coat well
- Add Apple cider vinegar
- Add Goat Cheese to taste
- This is one of my husbands favorite ways to eat beets! The colder it is the better it tastes!
If you want to decorate your little girls birthday cake, but you want to stay away from those horrible food colorings, just add a littl bit of fresh beet juice to your frosting! Depending on the amount you add, you can either get a great pink or a vibrant red. See the cake I made for my little furgirl Riley’s 4th birthday.
Interesting! I never liked beets as a child, and unfortunately they had them at least once a week in the school cafeteria. I liked messing with the color, though… 🙂
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Katrina Kraus says
Love Beets! I usually juice them with a variety of other fruits and veggies, but I like the idea of a salad.