Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot is a nutrient-rich root vegetable that provides us with good quantities of fibre, folate and vitamins A and C. Their antioxidant content encourages cell repair, fighting the signs of aging; their content of betaine protects our cells from stressors preventing/reducing inflammation; carotenoids rich in beets help to prevent age-related macular degeneration, keeping our eyes sharp and bright; the nitrate content may assist in lowering blood pressure, improving athletic stamina and stimulating blood flow to the brain; and their betalin pigments, betaine and pectin support liver function and detoxification, critical for optimal health and beauty! 

See below beetroot recipe, the rest I will comment alongside your email in red.

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. 
    2. Line a small baking dish with non-stick paper and place the beetroot quarters on there.
    3. Pour the orange juice over, and bake for approx 40 mins, until easily pierced by a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-20 mins.
    4. Meanwhile, prepare hummus by blending all the other ingredients together until smooth and creamy, using water/extra virgin olive oil to thin until your desired consistency.
    5. Once ready, blend with the cooked beetroot and caraway seeds until smooth.