Beats are arguably one of the most underrated vegetables around the naturally sweet flavor. It makes them the perfect solution to a sugar craving. Check out 4 Delicious Fresh Beet Recipes You’re Sure to Love.
Give beat candy a try, just pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees and spread diced beets on a baking sheet. Drizzle with coconut oil and topless salt and roast for 35 to 45 minutes depending on the level of crispness you prefer. Just don’t burn them and then you can munch away guilt-free. Bonus tip these are great to throw on top of your favorite salad.
Beets are the perfect ingredient to pack a detox punch and smoothie recipes too. For example combine one large red beet, a cup of strawberries, half of a banana and one cup of non-fat yogurt in your blender. Finish with a tablespoon of honey and ice then blend. Go ahead try adding beets to your favorite smoothie recipe. This powerful superfood will strengthen your immunity and boost the help of your kidneys, liver, and pancreas.
You can even put a magenta twist on an old crowd favorite hummus. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees wrap beets in foil and bakes them for about 30 to 40 minutes. Until they can be easily pierced and cool. Peel the skin off and chop in a food processor or blender. Combine 1 diced beet with one 15-ounce can of poached chickpeas. Mostly drink blends the beat first then salt and pepper, tahini, garlic, lemon zest, and juice. Process for about 2 to 3 minutes while drizzling 1/4 cup of olive oil until creamy. The result is a beautiful bowl of Beet Hummus that you can serve with pita chips or crackers.
Last but certainly not least beet pancakes. This vibrant take on a breakfast favorite is simple. First sift 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a bowl. In a separate bowl add 2 roasted and pureed beets, 1 and 1/4 cup milk, 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 1 a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Combine the two bowls together and stir. Then just cook on a greased griddle over medium heat now go forth and experience beats in a whole new way.