It makes a great topping on a bed of baby spinach, or mixed with feta cheese or as a base vegetable served under a salmon steak. I love it just on its own! Even better, it doesn't require any cooking.
Beetroot is incredibly beneficial and boosts your immune system, is packed with Vitamin C and Iron (amongst other things), contains seratonin which a mood booster and is good for your liver - to name a few. It really is a super food and is packed with anti oxidants - we should all be eating it as often as possible and feeding it to our families. Oh, and don't be surprised at the change in colour of your urine to a lovely shade of pink.
3 small or 2 large raw beetroots (peeled and quartered)
1 green apple
1 carrot (peeled)
1/2 a red onion
2 big handfuls of coriander
Lemon juice (approximately 2 Tsp)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar or xylitol (if you want to keep this sugar free) - optional
1. Chop and place beetroot on the blender.
2. The blended beetroot should look like this:
3. Blend the chopped apple
4. Add the coriander and blend
5. Carrots and onion too.
6. Remember your lemon juice, sugar and salt and pepper:
Your final salad could look like this (if you sprinkle with pine nuts and feta):
It really is delicious and lasts for days in the fridge, perfect to add to lunches for days on end. I have been making and eating it virtually every few days since Christmas and the novelty hasn't worn off yet!
Do you like beetroot and have you ever eaten it raw?
Do you have any beetroot recipes you would like to share?