Beets are known as a superfood for their amazing antioxidant and detoxing benefits. They protect our cells from damage and also increase our energy by improving blood flow and decreasing blood pressure. This effect comes from the nitric oxide that we absorb from the beets.
The best way to eat beets is both raw and cooked. Raw and lightly steamed will offer you the most antioxidant support, and cooked will make the fibers easier to digest. This list contains a mix of cooked and raw recipes that you can add to your diet to boost your energy.
The perfect way to add raw beets to your diet is a smoothie. This recipe combines beets with some nutrition packed fruits, like oranges and dates. It also contains cashews, which add a healthy fat to stabilize blood sugar and promote long-lasting energy.
Most of the vegetable chips in the store are loaded with inflammatory oils and excess salt and sugar. This recipe omits the oil and replaces it with lemon juice, yielding a light and savory snack. Try adding herbs and spices for flavor variations.
Switch up your hummus by swapping out chickpeas for roasted beets. Add the traditional hummus ingredients like tahini, lemon juice, and garlic and you’ll have a delicious new dip.
This is another recipe that is great for including raw beets in your meal plan. You may have noticed zucchini and carrot noodles becoming popular lately, but you can also make beet noodles. By using an inexpensive kitchen gadget called a spiralizer, you can have fresh beet noodles in just a few minutes.
Did you know the root is not the only part of the beet that is super healthy? You should also eat the stem and the greens at the top. Here is a recipe that uses both. Simply saute the ingredients in one pan and you’re all done!
A warm grain salad is a delicious lunch or dinner. This recipe uses golden or yellow beets instead of red. Both varieties have great health benefits. Follow the recipe step by step or, make this recipe your own by choosing your favorite grain like quinoa or barley, and choose toppings you love.
This recipe may be simple, but that doesn’t mean it lacks flavor. The fresh herbs added on top give it a fresh flavor and boost the nutrition benefits.
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