Beets are a health food titan, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that carry huge benefits.
They’re also very versatile.
Roasted, pickled, juiced, or sliced, beets can be eaten in a variety of ways.
Here are our top 10 ways to enjoy this wonder vegetable.
Keep in mind that juicing beets is a protracted – and messy – process.
Save yourself the time and use Beet Boost. One concentrated serving contains the equivalent of six medium beets.
Roasting gives beets a tender texture and concentrates their sweet flavour.
Preparation can be as simple as drizzling them with oil before placing in the oven.
Or, get fancy by adding a balsamic glaze, some orange zest and additional seasoning.
Once roasted, there are numerous ways to use them. Read on.
For a burst of color, flavor and nourishment, beets are a great addition to salads.
Roasted beets are generally the preferred method, but you could even slice them very thinly and add in raw.
There is no shortage of beet salad recipes out there, but we think you’ll like this arugula and brown rice creation best.
The colorful leafy greens adorning beets aren’t just there for their vibrant looks; they can also be eaten.
Beet greens are actually the most nutritious part of the plant and can be thrown into your next salad.
You can even chop them up and toss into a soup or sautée and season.
Whatever you do, just don’t throw them away!
Use beets as the base for your next power smoothie.
Fruits, nuts, and kale are just some of the natural ingredients that unite deliciously with beets for a nutritional kick.
To liquefy the smoothie while also adding flavor, use coconut water or almond milk.
Again, to save you the hassle of peeling and juicing beets, BeetBoost is ideal for smoothies.
Beet cupcakes. Beet pudding. Beet ice cream.
Trust us, they’re all delicious.
Thanks to their earthy, natural sweetness, beets combine well with a variety of desserts.
Skip the calorie overload from regular chips and reach for the beet variety.
It’s a wholesome alternative that you can buy pre-packaged or easily make on your own.
Dip tip: Guacamole
Combining a sweet and tangy vinegar flavor with the earthiness of beets makes for great pickling.
Pickled beets add flavor (and color) to anything from salads to cheese boards.
They’re also easy to make and can be housed in your pantry for months.
Never mind the chickpeas in your next hummus, go for a low-calorie alternative.
Roast your beets, puree along with garlic and drizzle with oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.
This is also a great way of introducing beets to babies and young children.
If you want to limit the fussiness of preparation, enjoy beets raw. You can grate them or slice thinly.
Add a sprinkle of your preferred seasoning or citrus juice for a flavor boost.
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