I absolutely love beetroot; raw, roasted, in a jar, spiralised, whatever the form, I’m crazy about it. But it wasn’t always this way. I never used to like it, and flat out refused to even try it. It took me about 20 years to even get the courage to give it a go. But once I did, I never looked back! It’s such a strong source of energy, and is low in calories and fat that it’s hard to find any flaws.
I always remember watching my mum and sister dig into slices of beetroot with so many different meals. I watched the purple slime glide around the plate and get hastily gobbled up with big bowls of salad, or feta and mint. But I just couldn’t bring myself to try it, especially when I heard that it turns your pee bright pink! The thought of that kind of worried me to be honest. But when I eventually tried it, I never looked back, and wondered what on earth took me so long to try it!
It’s just delicious – It’s earthy taste livens up so many meals and is the perfect flavour boost. And considering that it’s the richest food source of nitrates which helps soften and relax arteries, it’s kind of worth giving it a go. I got to the point where I couldn’t eat a salad unless I had a juicy piece of beetroot on the side. But I only ever ate beetroot from a jar; it tasted good, only sometimes it came out really slimy and the vinegar it was kept in just had a weird taste. So, I converted to the real deal – 100% raw and fresh from the ground, still with the stalks on and everything. And this just bought it to a whole ‘nother level. It’s so true, fresh is DEFINITELY best! [Read more…]