Beetroot

6 Light Beetroot Salad Ideas

Who knew that beets could be so good? This prehistoric food is naturally sweet and contains valuable nutrients to help control high cholesterol, boost energy levels and are essential in a natural detox. Try some of these delicious beetroot salad ideas which make for a light lunch or dinner meal.

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Roasted beet salad with feta cheese

Try this colourful salad the next time you want something light and tasty for dinner. Sprinkle some feta cheese over the top, then garnish with lemon juice and cracked black pepper.

6 Light Beetroot Salad Ideas

Beetroot and spinach salad

Pick some baby spinach leaves straight from the garden to add into this summer salad. Roasted walnuts make for the perfect side to the dish.

6 Light Beetroot Salad Ideas

Carrot, beetroot and quinoa salad

If you’re a fan of quinoa, make sure to try this salad with beets and spinach. This dish is also vegan and gluten-free, so it’s perfect for everyone!

6 Light Beetroot Salad Ideas

Beet and apple salad

For something a little sweet to beat 3:30-itis, this apple and beetroot salad makes for the perfect snack. Serve with yummy pistachios sprinkled over the top for added texture.

6 Light Beetroot Salad Ideas

Chickpea and beetroot salad

To make your salad a little more filling, add a handful of boiled chickpeas before serving with cashews and crumbled goats cheese.

6 Light Beetroot Salad Ideas

Israeli couscous with beets and walnuts

Create this rainbow salad which takes just minutes to complete from scratch! Serve with fresh dill, lemon juice, parsley and oregano for that authentic taste.

6 Light Beetroot Salad Ideas

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July 30, 2015

DIY Beetroot Lip Stain

Creating natural, organic beauty products are much easier than we all think, and today we’re starting off with a lip stain.

While it might seem a little odd to use beetroot, this amazing vegetable actually has incredible staying power – just don’t get it on your clothes.

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Ingredients

1/4 beetroot (sliced and chopped)

3 tbsp glycerin

Method

  1. Carefully wash and slice the beetroot into small cubes, and fill a pot with warm water.
  2. Allow the water to reach a boil, then place the beetroot and glycerin into the pot and cover with a dish. Allow it to reduce for 20-25 minutes until the water has completely evaporated.
  3. Remove from the heat, and run the liquid through a sieve to remove any chunky bits.
  4. Before the liquid completely cools, place it into small containers and fill to the top. Over a period of a few hours, the liquid with solidify and become a balm. Use as a lip stain, or even cheek tint for instant colour!

Image via She Knows

March 1, 2015