Beets are a nutritional powerhouse, there’s no doubt about it. But how many times can you really eat the same old raw beet salad or roasted beet dish?
In this article, we skip the mundane beet recipes and bring you 6 fresh new ways to get more beets in your diet.
Why beets? If you’re a little late to the party, here’s 3 quick reasons to eat more of this beloved root vegetable:
- Beets are chock-full of nitric oxide-boosting nitrates. These plant-derived compounds support healthy blood pressure, circulation, and heart health.
- Beets are incredible for physical performance. Multiple studies have shown that beet juice helps improve athletic performance by increasing oxygen and nutrient delivery to the muscles.
- Beetroot is a superfood. Beets are a great source of vitamins A and C, potassium, folate, fiber, and a host of other important micronutrients.
With these 6 creative and delicious recipes, you can eat the foods you enjoy most while getting the benefits of beets at the same time.
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Satisfy for your sweet tooth with a beetroot twist. This healthy take on a campfire classic uses beetroot juice for a super easy, and tasty way to sneak more nitrate-rich beets into your diet. Paired with all-natural maple syrup and gut-friendly gelatin, this is a sweet treat that your health can get on board with.
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Transform your kitchen into an Italian trattoria by making your own beetroot pasta. Enhancing the dough with a pink vibrancy, beetroot powder elevates this dinner time favorite and is guaranteed to impress your family and friends.
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Friday night means pizza night, and with this take on America’s favorite comfort food, you’re getting a double dose of beets (but with a pie this good you’d never know it!). This recipe includes a beetroot-infused pizza dough that’s finished off with a beet green based pesto combo. Using up the root to the stem, this meal minimizes food waste and maximizes health benefits.
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Mix up your usual roast potatoes by swapping in these beet fries instead. Flavored with cumin and harissa spices for a middle-eastern kick, these will become a dinnertime staple. Get creative with your own unique spice blends and pair with a dip, like the ones below, for extra flavor.
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Make beet ketchup your new go-to condiment. Naturally sweetened, this dip replaces the usual sugar-laden suspects to become a quick-to-grab fridge staple. Prep along with your beet fries to double up on the beet benefits.
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Beat mid-afternoon cravings with beetroot hummus. Perfectly creamy and delicious, this dip is best enjoyed with a selection of your favorite raw veggies, pita chips or just straight off the spoon.
Try these super simple beet recipes for a much-welcomed boost of heart-healthy nutrition to help keep your health in check and perhaps even enhance your performance in the gym.
If you’re looking for a simpler way to get the benefits of beets in your life (no cooking or prep required) you can get the benefits of three whole beets in a single teaspoon of concentrated beetroot powder.