3 Crazy-Cool Things You Can Do With A Simple Beetroot

by | Dec 15, 2015 | Food & Nutrition

By Amy Rankin; image from Freepik.com

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Why beetroot rocks

Beets are packed with vitamin A and iron and the nitrates help your brain to function more optimally. Want all that, but tired of eating the pickled version from a jar… Seriously, it’s time to move on.

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Try these three ways to get your beets on:

1/ Juice It

Blend up two roughly chopped beetroots with the juice from two oranges, 100ml water and a handful of ice. Add some ginger for an extra kick.

2/ Slaai It

Add grated or finely sliced raw beetroot to your salad. Works well with goat’s cheese, carrots and mint. Hmmm pink salad…

3/ Chip It

Turn oven up to 180 degrees. Slice beetroot with a mandolin. Place carefully on a baking sheet with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake until crisp (25-30 minutes). Remove chips from the oven and place on paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Yum!

Alternatively you can just roast your beetroot with a little olive oil and serve them as a side dish. Beetroots get sweeter once they’re roasted and the vibrant colour will pop on your table!

Give your salad a winter makeover with this butternut and beetroot recipe. Plus: These are the best, healthiest cereals to eat for breakfast right now.

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