Hello! I’m Frances and I'm delighted you’ve found The Blushing Beetroot. This is my first ever attempt at blog writing and I’m so excited to be able to share some of my healthy food creations with you.
I’m a full time mum of two little ones. I find I’m cooking so much now and experimenting a lot with different foods and dishes that I’d like to record and share them with you. Also it gives me something to keep my brain from going totally rusty!!
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If you try to get your daily intake of greens but find it a challenge this is a simple way to make green vegetables very tasty. A daily green vegetable juice can be a fantastic way to gain the nutritional benefits from green vegetables, but I know this is not available to everyone. The idea of a spinach or kale smoothie for breakfast is not everyone’s cup-of-tea so I have the simplest recipe to dress up vegetables prepared in the traditional way. . . steamed with evening dinner! No juicers, blenders or dehydrators here! A good old fashioned steamer. With this simple dressing, regular broccoli, asparagus and green beans are transformed and you could find yourself devouring large bowls of green goodness. I hope you enjoy.
• 2 tbsp tamari
• 1-2 tsp maple syrup
• 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
• 1 garlic clove – crushed
• sprinkle of crushed chilli flakes
• grating of fresh ginger- optional
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour over your choosen green steamed vegetables.
Here’s the juicy bit. . . .
Tamari is a much less processed form of soy sauce. Soy sauce, soy products and soya are highly processed and not necessarily a healthy vegan or vegetarian protein source. It is also gluten free. This is good news for coeliacs or if you are trying to reduce the amount of gluten in your diet. Gluten can be an irritant on the lining of the digestive tract and can reduce its efficiency and the absorption of nutrients, for some people.
I got my husband a nutri bullet for his birthday last month and we’re really lovin it. It’s such as easy way to get greens into your diet in a tasty and raw way. You don’t really think you’re drinking down a whole portion of spinach or whatever green you choose. I generally try to add fruits not high on the GI scale like grapefruit or berries as I’m trying to watch my sugar intake. These smoothies are quick to make and give you a great burst of energy. My husband used to be a big meat eater but he’s reaching for his morning smoothie now instead of eggs or meat as he feels much more invigorated and more alert. I hope you get to make the switch one morning from your regular breakfast and try this smoothie to see how different your energy levels change and alertness improves.
I wanted to also say, as a newcomer to blog writing since October 2014, I’m thoroughly enjoying the recording of my culinary creations. However unexpectedly, the most difficult part of preparing a post is the photo taking.
With two young enthusiastic children with keen appetites, trying to assemble the photographic scene without anything being disturbed is nearly impossible. I’m posting a series of photos to demonstrate my trials and tribulations of photographing food. Enjoy!
Portion – 1
• a handful of kale or spinach
• half grape fruit- peeled and sliced into segments
•one kiwi peeled and sliced
• half an avocado- flesh scoped out
• small banana
Place all the ingredients into the nutri bullet and whizz until fully blended.