Bored With Beets

RAW BEETS

Raw Beets – Nutritional Powerhouse

Bored with beets?  Try combining them with avocados.  The combo is well worth a try, because beets and avocados are a health blockbuster.  

Cut your prep and clean-up time, with this simple veggie combo.

If you’re in a hurry, or don’t like spending alot of time in the kitchen, this is for you.

Beet Preparation Methods

Cooked: remove tails, leave skins intact, slice and steam the beets.  Serve.

Raw: remove tails, peel the skins, grate and serve.

Raw: remove tails, peel the skins, and crank them through a Veggie Spiralizer.  Serve.

For added zest, squeeze a fresh lemon over the beets, add salt and serve. Or, use apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice. 

Avocado Preparation Methods

Peel, remove seed, slice avocados and serve alongside beets.

Peel, remove seed, and mash avocados just as you would prepare mashed potatoes.

RAW AVOCADOS

Raw Avocados – Omega 3

For added flavor, squeeze a fresh lemon over the avocados, add salt and serve.

Health Benefits

Beets contain potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, fiber, and B Vitamins.  Avocados contain Omega 3 fatty acids (Oleic), antioxidants, carotenoids (antiinflammatory).  Lemons are anti-biotic, anti-cancer, and an excellent source of Vitamin C.  More about beet nutrition here, avocado nutrition here, and lemon here.

Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore, and Blue Moon Personal Training

Posted on March 18, 2013, in Food and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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