Here in the SWIISH office, it’s not unlikely that you’ll a spot beetroot in our salads, sandwiches or even in our smoothies! Juicy, sweet, refreshing and delicious. What’s not to love?
Taste isn’t the only thing that keeps these purple wonder-veggies on our radar though (although it is a major plus!) Beetroots are packed full of some pretty amazing health benefits too.
Beetroots are super rich in potassium, magnesium and iron, which are all essential nutrients for a healthy diet. They’re also high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fibre, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).
Not only that, but beetroots can also help to reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol. They are reported to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Putting it simply, beetroots are good for the heart, so that is definitely a tick in our book!
Beetroots taste fantastic in a salad or sandwich but if you really want to get creative, try giving one of these a go…
|1/2 cup semolina|
3 beets, grated
3 carrots, grated
3 leaves of kale, chopped finely
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
oil, for sautéing and shallow frying
salt and pepper
2 green chilies, chopped finely (optional but highly recommended)
BEETROOT POWER PIZZA
HONEY & BEETROOT FROZEN YOGHURT