The Most Beautiful Weight-Loss Friendly Dip: Beetroot Hummus

by | Dec 14, 2018 | Recipes

Meet Jody Calitz – she’s one of our #WHNextFitFoodie Top 10 contenders. She’s a health guru, vegan and amazing yogi. Just check out her Insta @jodyc_myveganlife for some awesome inspo!

“Okay… Officially, I want my bikini for summer to be this colour. It’s so beautiful I have to wear it! My creamy roasted beetroot hummus is probably one of my favourite and easiest recipes to make, especially for Christmas. And yes, I actually call it a ‘meal’ because I can easily sit down with a bowl of this hummus and eat if by the spoonful – it’s that good and very healthy.”

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“I love beetroot! Roasted, steamed, juiced or raw, I truly enjoy its taste and flavour; however, many people don’t share my love for beetroot. It has a very distinct and earthy flavour and the red colour puts people off when preparing it. But the beetroot is a miracle food. That colour that stains your hands (it washes out btw, so don’t worry) is what gives beetroot its magic powers.”

Check out these health benefits of beetroot:

  1. Packed with essential minerals like manganese, potassium, copper and iron
  2. SUPER high in antioxidants
  3. Relieves inflammation
  4. Promotes heart health
  5. Prevents and fights cancer
  6. Aids in detoxification of the liver
  7. Boosts your brain function
  8. Support digestive health
  9. Enhances athletic performance
  10. Increases weight loss (yes really!)

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If you don’t have time to roast your beetroot, you can steam them as well. Wash, cut into quarters and place them into a pot with 1 cup water. Allow them to simmer until soft. The skin will slide off easily once cooked, so there’s no need to peel.

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This hummus goes well with pretty much anything. Besides eating it directly out of the bowl, here are some examples to try: seed crackers, sourdough breads, fresh veggie sticks, other roasted veggies, blobbed on salads, spread in wraps, a dip for a veggie crisp, in corn tortillas, on baked sweet potato. You name it, the list is endless.

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