NUTRITIOUS BEETS IN CAKE!

HARVESTED BEETS

Beets are nutrient rich! – Vitamin C, A, K, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Dietary Fibre, Copper, Potassium. Folate, Beta-Carotene & more.

Great nutrition for blood pressure, inflammation, digestion, brain health, immunity & even cancer!

Finally I took out the beets. I was hoping the garden would dry up a bit, but it didn’t. Beets are very precious and nutritious so I just cleaned off all the mud and washed them. I am now cooking them in the insta-pot and preparing them for the freezer to use in many ways through the winter. They are either being diced or shredded and frozen in 2 cup bags. Any juice is frozen to add to drinks.

Instead of milk on my porridge or granola, I make the following healthy juice with fruits I grow on our yard. Stove top steam juicers extract the pure juice out of the fruits.

NUTRIENT RICH BREAKFAST DRINK

2 cups unsweetened pure apple juice

1 cup beet juice

1 cup pure chokecherry juice

As I am cooking the washed beets in a few cups of water, I save all the beet juice, strain it and freeze it in containers to use in the above healthy drink. When the apples and chokecherries are ready to pick I extract the juice as well & preserve this juice in jars or freeze it to use all year long.

DELICIOUS NUTRITIOUS BEET CAKE

Last week I made the following beet cake recipe and it was so very moist and soft that I figured I would share it with you. Again, I used as much nutrition as possible; using spelt or tapioca flour instead of unbleached flour and Zylitol instead of the sugar.

2 cups cooked shredded beets

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

Puree these in a blender.

Put this beet mixture into a mixing bowl & beat together with the following:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup avocado oil

1/2 cup plain yogurt

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup cocoa

Sift together the following and mix into the above mixture.

1 1/2 cups spelt flour

1 cup unbleached flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Spread into an oiled 9 by 12 pan.

Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top. I used dark chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 ⁰ F for 40 -50 minutes.

This recipe also makes great muffins or loaves!