Saturday, 7 June 2014


Beets are one of the newest ‘fashionable’ ‘super foods’ we are all raving about. I love beets not just because of their amazing flavour and nutritional and health benefits but also because they turn everything pink J
Beets are packed full of nutrients, so the benefits of a beet-fuelled diet are endless! Research suggest beets may contribute to lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and preventing some cancers, due to their high content of powerful antioxidants; reduce fatigue and help treat anaemia due to their high concentration in iron; stabilise blood sugar levels; aid tissue growth due to their high concentration in folic acid (great for mums to be!) and now a fact I bet you didn’t know, since Roman times beets have been viewed as an aphrodisiac and to increase sex drive.

These burgers are easy-peasy ti make and taste delicious! So get cooking!

1 can butterbeans
1 beetroot, grated
2 carrots, grated
1 tbsp coriander
Juice ½ lemon
Black pepper to season

1. In a food processor pure the beans (if you do not have a processor just mash them);
2. Mix the processed beans with the grated carrot, beetroot, lemon juice and coriander. Season with black pepper.
3. Bake in the oven for ~20 min at 180C
4. Serve and enjoy with roast veg, potato wedges, salad or whatever you fancy J

Tip: You could either grill or fry the burgers (don’t use too much oil!) and you could also cover them in sesame seeds for extra crunch and flavour (I didn't have any).

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