Here’s a humdinger of a veggie dish which will pack in the nutrients and can give measurable health benefits. Beetroot is one of the latest trendy foods to hit the headlines….research shows that it contains nitrate (a good thing!) which reduces blood pressure and may increase athletic endurance. Carrots provide beta carotene, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are optional, but add a fabulous texture to the recipe, not to mention healthy fats and protein. Drizzle with some olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice for a bit of zing!
Ingredients list: 3 raw beetroots, 3 raw carrots, handful of pumpkin/sunflower seeds, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 lemon.
- Peel and grate the carrots and beetroot.
- Mix together
- Add pumpkins sunflower seeds, a few tablespoons of olive oil and the juice of a lemon.
Don’t be alarmed if your wee has a red tinge, this happens to about 10% of people! The colour pigment called betalaine is absorbed by your intestine and excreted in your urine.