Vegetarian, gluten free, nut free
Hey Everyone, we thought we would try out a breakfast recipe for you that is full of wonderful nutrients to start off your day… now some of you may be looking at this and saying YUK..but don’t judge a book by its cover 🙂
There are some wonderful nutritional benefits to eating beets that are listed below, check them out and see what your missing. Don’t knock it till you try it right?!
- 1lb Beets, peeled & diced (Small beets are more tender)1/2lb Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed & diced
- Coarse Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1tbs extra virgin Olive Oil
- 1 small diced onion
- 2tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 4 large eggs
- In a high-sided skillet, cover beets and potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and wipe out skillet
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add boiled beets and potatoes and cook until potatoes are golden, about 4 minutes
- Reduce heat to medium; add onion, and cook, stirring until tender, about 4 minutes
- Adjust seasoning and stir in parsley
- Make four wide wells in the hash. Crack one egg into each well and season with salt
- Cook until whites set but yolk is still runny, 5-6min
You could also try roasting the beets and potatoes instead of boiling and frying them ..this will make them sweeter.
Health Benefits of Beets
1. Beets are nature’s Viagra
Seriously. One of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans, who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac. And that’s not just urban legend – science backs it up. Beets contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.
2. Beets are high in many vitamins and minerals
Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid. These are but a few of the many nutrients, vitamins and minerals that can be found in beets and beet greens. Beets are particularly beneficial to women whom are pregnant, as the vitamin B and iron are very beneficial to new growth cells during pregnancy and replenishing iron in the woman’s body.
3. Beets cleanse the body
They are a wonderful tonic for the liver, works as a purifier for the blood, and can prevent various forms of cancer.
4. Beets help your mental health
Beets contain betaine, the same substance that is used in certain treatments of depression. It also contains trytophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of well-being, similar to chocolate. Beets can also lower your blood pressure. So if you’re already steamed about not eating beets, you can get a two-fer by diving into them right away.
5. Beets are used as a stomach acid tester
How in the world does that work? Glad you asked. If you are eating a lot of beets or beet juice, and your pee turns pink, guess what? You have low stomach acid. Pee still clear? Ratchet it up and get juicing (use the greens too)! Nutritionists use beets and beet juice to test stomach acid levels, so stay ahead of the curve by adding beets to your diet now.
6. Beets are a high source of energy
At the same time they are low in calories and high in sugar (although the sugar is released into your system gradually, as opposed to chocolate). Very few foods found in the natural world are as beneficial as beets in this regard.
Beets are a wonderful addition to any dietary need. With their high volume of nutrients, delicious taste, and multitude of uses, anyone can jump right into beets without missing a beat.
Nutrients in Beets
1.00 cup raw (136.00 grams)
Nutrient %Daily Value
Vitamin C 11.1%