CREAMY VEGAN BEET SOUP

Beets are such beautiful vegetables; their deep red colour makes for nutrient-dense dishes that are also stunning to look at!

 

There’s a reason they make candy so bright and colourful; we are instinctually attracted to vibrantly coloured foods. However, candy is not the kind of colourful food you want to be filling up on. It’s nature’s colourful fruits and vegetables that we are meant to be eating up, like candy! Which isn’t too difficult to do when you have a vibrantly delicious creation, like this Creamy Vegan Beet Soup.

     Beets belong to the Chard family, which means they're related to spinach, kale and collard greens!

 

 

 

THREE HEALTH BENEFITS YOU CAN'T "BEET"

 

1. Anti-Cancer Properties - Beets aren't just pretty to look at, their vibrant colour comes from the pigment, betacyanin, a powerful antioxidant known for its cancer-fighting properties.

 

2. Stimulates Detoxification -  Beetroots stimulate the liver's detoxification process, helping to eliminate toxins, excess hormones and cholesterol.

 

3. High In Fibre -   Beetroots are a great source of fibre which is essential for proper bowel function. Because of the high fibre content, beets specifically are known to have a very positive effect when it comes to lowering cholesterol levels.

 

 

BUYING & STORING BEETS

 

1. Buying beetroots with the greens still attached ensures they are the freshest. Try to avoid buying beets in plastic bags; this can harbour mould and mildew (and we should all ditch the plastic anyway). Beets should be firm to the squeeze and vibrantly coloured. If they are soft and very dark in colour, they are past their prime.

 

2. Remove the beet greens (if attached). Place stems in water and store in the refrigerator to preserve.

 

3. Store the beetroot in the refrigerator for up to two to three weeks. Keeping them in a dark container such as a roasting pan helps to preserve their freshness a little longer.

THIS RECIPE IS:

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Gluten-Free

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Dairy-Free

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Plant-Based

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Detoxifying

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Packed with cholesterol lowering fibre and cancer-fighting antioxidants

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