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. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, the BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 42-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. Today, Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report.



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