Bought beetroot to make cake. But changes my mind. I decided to make smoothie as my blackberries doesn’t look like it is going to last another day as some are starting to show mushy bit on them.
Google: “Beetroot is the taproot portion of a beet plant, usually known in North America as beets while the vegetable is referred to as beetroot in British English, and also known as the table beet, garden beet, red beet, dinner beet or golden beet. Beets are rich in folate (vitamin B9) which helps cells grow and function. Folate plays a key role in controlling damage to blood vessels, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Beets are naturally high in nitrates, which are turned into nitric oxide in the body.”
Google: “Blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae, hybrids among these species within the subgenus Rubus, and hybrids between the subgenera Rubus and Idaeobatus. The taxonomy of blackberries has historically been confused because of hybridization and apomixis, so that species have often been grouped together and called species aggregates. For example, the entire subgenus Rubus has been called the Rubus fruticosus aggregate, although the species R. fruticosus is considered a synonym of R. plicatus.”
“Blackberries are a rich source of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that give them their deep purple colour. One study demonstrated that an anthocyanin extract found in blackberry juice provided protective effects against heart disease. These little berries are also rich in vitamin C and potassium, both of which support a healthy cardiovascular system.”
“Balsamic vinegar is a dark, concentrated, intensely flavoured vinegar originating in Modena, Italy, made wholly or partially from grape must: freshly crushed grape juice with all the skins, seeds and stems. Flavour: A rich, complex sweetness that explodes in the mouth with notes of fig, molasses, cherry, chocolate, or prune. Generally speaking, the healthiest salad dressing will be a vinaigrette like balsamic or oil and vinegar.”
I am glad that I use balsamic vinegar in my smoothie. Glad that I have some healthy drink than eating cake. My smoothie is healthy, flavourful and delicious. Let’s make smoothie.
4 small beetroots, cut into small bite
250 g blackberries, wash and divide
300 g sour cream
5 Tbs water
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
In Nutri Bullet place 200 g blackberries, beetroots, and sour cream; blend till pureed. Next pour into glasses and chill for 35-45 minutes. Then add 50 g blackberries, water and balsamic vinegar into the same Nutri Bullet; blend till pulp when you are about to serve. Spoon about 1 Tsp of blackberry balsamic pulp over to the beetroot blackberry smoothie. Serve chill. Enjoy!!!!
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