We know we know, two beet recipes in one week.
Everyone is a bit hooked and lovin’ the tons of health and beauty benefits this photogenic food brings us.
Let’s name a few:
*Your brain may work better. By enjoying more beets you increase the blood flow to your frontal lobe. A region in your brain that’s involved with executive functioning skills like focus, organization, and attention to detail.
*Your liver will be lighter.
*You may be better at fighting chronic diseases.
*You will beet irregularity and constipation.
*You may improve your stamina.
When elite athletes pee in a cup for a drug test, the color might be crimson. Why? Because lots of athletes eat beets. These baby’s boost endurance performance.
It takes about three to five beets, depending on their size, which varies widely to get a performance boost. Peak nitrate levels occur two to three hours after you eat or drink them. So time your intake accordingly, you know, if you want to crush your 5K PR.
And let’s not forget… Anti-Ageing… Glowing Skin… Promotes Hair Growth… and much much more!
We are enjoying beets more than ever before. The tasty results of the recipes are always fab! And they honestly couldn’t be easier to cook with, whether you’re roasting or sautéing.
In this case, neither is required, and the thinly sliced beets are simply added raw and then baked. These bite-sized apps are as pleasing to the eye as they are to your palate!
LOVED BEET CHEDDAR TARTS
WHAT (2 servings)
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry - thawed and cut into rounds or desired shape
- 1 1/2 cup white cheddar - shredded
- 1-2 small apples - cored and very thinly sliced
- 1-2 small beets - scrubbed, peeled, and very thinly sliced
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Preheat oven to 400 °F
1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and prick each tart all over with a fork. Divide half of the cheese among the pastries.
2. Top with a few apple slices, beets, and remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with thyme.
3. Bake (13-15 minutes) until pastry is golden brown and beginning to puff.
Serve warm or at room temperature.