This winter vegetable is a true wonder.
Full of nutrients, easy on the calories, naturally sweet, and that color, psychedelic.
The thing is, at least in our house, beets are one of those veggies that we all know that are great for us, but many ( many) times, we (ok.I) just get too lazy to actually do something about it, and after a few days of being ignored, instead of firm bright beets, you get squishy -soft -worn out- had enough of it- veggies.
So don’t neglect them.
Make a hearty yummy healthy soup with them, recipe in a split second, or, if you are in a lazy ass funk , peel them, cut them to pieces, and freeze them for when you get out of your funk.
The trick here is to freeze them first on wax paper , and only after they freeze, you move them to a zipped bag.
The reason being , that like bananas, some fruit and veggies tend to huddle if frozen together, so simply use the double freeze method.
works like a charm.
Another way to confront this situation is batch freeze all smoothy necessities, in one glassware.
This way, when you feel like a smoothy, take the glassware out, join the ingredients you wish in your Vitamix, and blend away.fresh,raw, nutritional.
Just so you know, if you don’t add greens to this smoothy, the color you will get is a very bright scarlety purple.
In case you are a stubburn know it all and insist on adding greens, you wait and see for yourself what your smoothy will resemble.
Told you so.
Another option is to wash, peel, and bake them beets on a baking tray.
Just as they are.
No need to add anything.
These beets, much like sweet potatoes, are naturally sweet, and when baked, their sugary taste comes out even more.in an almost caramelized taste.
By the way, if you are , again, in a lazy funk, just wash the beets and bake them unpeeled.
when the baking is done, the skin will come off easily.no elbow greese peeling needed.
try it.you will not regret it.
But, if you hapoen to be craving a hot bowl of hearty soup, since winter is still here and all that, well then.
I just happen to have the perfect recipe here.
Quick and easy , sweet, sour, salty, garlicky, it has everything.
Chop 2 onions , add a few peeled chopped carrots, potatoes, beets and red cabbage, stir fry a few minutes with a Tbsp of vegetable oil , salt, black pepper, a sprinkle of brown sugar, and…..apple cider vinegar (!!!) about 1 tbsp.oh and squeeze a lemon there too.told you sweet and sour.
let cook for a few minutes untill it gets that “Im tender now dude” look.
Add your (homemade) veggie soup, or if you are totally lazy, just hot water. but then you need to add spices.
Let cook until this becomes a proper soup: meaning all the hard vegetables are fork tender and yummy.
I added cooked soy beans I had in my freezer from another batch cooking session, feel free to check my previous posts for ideas.
Oh and I added bulgur too.feel free ti check my previous post on that midacle of a complete carb.
Enjoy, the cooliflower.