Root veggies are coming into season! That means beets. Beets are one of the top super foods out there and their benefits include helping to lower blood pressure, powerful antioxidant, takes care of your liver, takes care of your eyes, good for your ❤️, helps prevent cancer, helps to prevent dementia and more!
If you have ever cooked with fresh beets then you know your hands get stained. No matter how hard you scrub and wash, the stains still remain. For hours. Even a day!
Try this beet hack next time you handle beets: Rub a dab of whitening toothpaste with peroxide on your hands to help erase the beet stains! Then wash your hands with warm soapy water.
If you cringed when you began to read this post because you hate beets, let me ask you a question: Have you ever had FRESH beets? Not beets from a can. Not frozen beets. I’m talking about fresh beets that have been picked with the beet greens still attached. If you have not eaten fresh beets then you are missing out BIG TIME.
Wash beets with a scrub brush making sure to take off all the dirt. Cut off both the stem end and root end. Place whole beets gently in a pot of boiling water, making sure the beets are submerged in enough water to cover them completely. Cover and lower heat to medium and cook them in a rolling boil until soft when pierced with a fork (about 20 minutes).
When finished submerge beets in a bowl filed with cold water. When cooled to the touch, peel the skin off and either slice them or cut them into large chunks. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Not a lot of people know how to make fresh beets. Text me at 770-609-4963 if you want me to make a video on how to do it or if you want more information on how to prepare them. Also, when you send me a text, type a ❤️ if you love beets like me!