Beetroot Hummus

Why wouldn’t you want to eat pink hummus?! This amazing beetroot hummus is not only a gorgeous & vibrant pink color, but is also one of the tastiest and most nutritious snacks! This recipe is sweetened with a subtle hint of maple syrup and lemon and graced with the flavors of fresh rosemary and cumin. I recommend using this as a spread on fresh crackers or to dip your favorite vegetables in. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of steamed beets, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of tahini
  • 1/4 tsp of minced garlic
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 spring of rosemary, destemmed
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 2 tsp of maple syrup
  • optional: top with sliced almonds as garnish

Instructions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Store the hummus in an air-sealed container in the refrigerator.
  3. When you are ready to serve, scoop the hummus into a bowl. Top with sliced almonds and fresh rosemary as garnish.

beet hummus

Benefits of this recipe:

-Chickpeas help control blood sugar levels, improves digestion because of high fiber content, helps protect against heart disease, is a good source of protein, and contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals such as zinc, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins.

-Beets are high in antioxidants, contain anti-inflammatory properties, supports brain health, supports digestion, can improve athletic performance, and keeps blood pressure in check.

The benefits of these ingredients were researched from http://www.draxe.com

 

Simply Delicious Roasted Beets

Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. First of all, they have the most absolutely gorgeous color. They are packed with many amazing health benefits and taste sweet and delicious when prepared the “Eat Well Mademoiselle” way. Here is my basic recipe to roasting beets to perfection. Enjoy!

Preparation + Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of peeled & chopped beets (chop them into small bite-sized cubes)
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp of honey or maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp of salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.
  2. Peel and chop the beets. Transfer the chopped beets onto the lined baking tray.
  3. Coat the beets with the coconut oil and honey/maple syrup. Make sure the syrup/oil mixture evenly covers the beets.
  4. Sprinkle the salt and cinnamon evenly over the beets.
  5. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the beets are soft and fully cooked.

Benefits of this recipe:

-Beets are high in antioxidants, contain anti-inflammatory properties, supports brain health, supports digestion, can improve athletic performance, and keeps blood pressure in check.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.healthline.com.