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I loved beets while growing up. I always was fond of odd foods and beets were one of my favorites! I remember my grandma would keep canned beets at her house and I loved eating them straight from the can. Whenever we went to a salad bar and they had beets, I piled them onto my salad (along with bleu cheese! – Seriously I was a weird kid).
Beets have gotten a little more fancy since I’ve gotten older and I love it! You see them featured more on menus, they come in a variety of colors, and have truly found their groove in the culinary world.
After introducing solids to Avery at 6 months, I made sure beets were in the lineup! She ate pureed beets like a champ. Now that she’s almost two, shes definitely more picky, but that won’t stop me from putting them on her plate. (Exposure to food items is key, even if they don’t like it – keep trying!)
Benefits of Beets
Beets contain Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magenesium, Potassium, Maganese, Iron and more! They are also relatively low in calories, making them a great nutrient packed option.
Beets can help lower blood pressure.
Beets may help improve athletic performance, fight inflammation, improve digestion, have anti-cancer properties and support brain health! (Healthline).
With all of these health benefits and a beautiful pink/red color, they were the perfect vegetable for some Valentine’s Day treats!
Beet Pineapple Cauliflower Smoothie
- 8 oz. almond or other milk of choice
- 1 medium beet roasted and peeled
- 1 banana
- 1 cup pineapple frozen
- 1 cup cauliflower* blanched (frozen optional)
- Add all ingredients to high-speed blender until pureed. Add ice if using fresh fruit instead of frozen.