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Vegan Tangy Beet Hummus Recipe & 18 Benefits of Red Beets

by Dr. David Minkoff February 14, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

Vegan Tangy Beet Hummus Recipe & 18 Benefits of Red Beets

If you've ever made hummus, then you know how easy it is. A few ingredients, whip them together and viola - creamy goodness. It's a classic dish with endless variations.

Now that you know the basics, expand your repertoire by replacing the primary ingredient. Most beans and legumes can take the place of chickpeas, but have you tried beetroot hummus?

According to USDA National Nutrient Database, beets are highly nutritious root vegetables that are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, sodium, iron, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin.

They are also abundant in phytochemical compounds such as anthocyanins, carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, and betaine. Being a great source of dietary fiber, they are also low in fat, cholesterol, and calories.

Red Beets are associated with:Lower Blood Pressure

  • Boosting Endurance & Stamina
  • Boost Digestion
  • Brain Health
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Promoting Weight Loss
  • Treating and Preventing Anemia
  • Supporting Liver Detoxification
  • Increasing Energy Levels
  • Boosting Blood Detoxification
  • Reduction Of Birth Abnormalities
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Reduction Of Macular Degeneration
  • Preventing Cataracts
  • Preventing Strokes
  • Increasing Bone Health
  • Prevention Of Premature Aging

Still looking for another benefit? Some say it's an aphrodisiac! Beets contain high levels of the mineral boron.  Boron stimulates, boosts and regulates production of sexual hormones in your body.

Here's a basic red beet hummus recipe you can try to get started. It's tasty, versatile, easy to make and as we've learned above a very healthy dish.

Ingredients:

  • 4 organic beets, cleaned, cooked, peeled, & cubed
  • 2 Tbsp organic tahini.
  • Juice & zest from 1 medium organic lemon
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, chopped fine.
  • 1 Tbsp ground organic cumin.
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest (zest from approx. 2 lemons)
  • Add to taste: Fresh chopped organic cilantro, himalayan sea salt & ground pepper.

Directions:

  • Blend it all together in a food processor.
  • Refrigerate in an air tight container
  • Will keep refrigerated for up to 7 days when using fresh ingredients
  • Can be frozen, separate into smaller freezer bags or freezer safe containers

Tip:

  • Still using conventional mayonnaise? Consider this healthy swap, use in place of mayo in your egg salad, sandwiches, etc...

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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff is a world-renowned elite medical doctor, international speaker, nutritionist, and triathlete who has devoted his career to helping everyone achieve and maintain their ideal health and fitness.

With decades of experience in the modern medical system, Dr. Minkoff had a breakthrough in holistic medicine that led to a deep understanding of the root causes of physical ailments and a truly effective approach at treating patients as whole – not just addressing the symptoms. His research in this area led to the creation of his international clinic, Lifeworks Wellness Center, and BodyHealth – a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today.

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