Show your body some love this Valentine’s day by adding a few beets to your market bag. As a storage crop this is one of the few veggies we are lucky enough to find a market stalls all year long. Here’s the shortlist of reasons why nothing beats the humble beet, especially in your morning smoothie;
They add a bright pop of colour to any recipe and where there’s colour you’re sure to find lots of antioxidants. Betalains the phytonutrient unique to beets has incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Show your liver some love with beets! A side from bitter greens, beets are one of the best vegetables for liver detox – helping to flush out toxins and process hormones more efficiently.
Adding a serving of veggies to your morning meal is a great way to boost your fibre intake for the day and keep your cholesterol levels in check.
They are incredibly versatile! Beets are delicious grated raw into salads, oven-roasted, pureed into soups. They can even help to add a touch of sweetness along with their amazing colour to baking.
- 1/2 medium beet* (washed and cleaned)
- 2 medjool dates
- raw cacao powder
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender starting with the beets, strawberries and dates
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Slurp up while it’s still cold!
*For this recipe I like to keep my beets washed, peeled, chopped and ready to go in the freezer