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Beetroot Apple Blitz2Go Shake

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    Beetroot is one of the few vegetables that can be grown year around in many areas of Australia.

    It is a great addition to a backyard garden as it is easy to grow, requiring little care.

    I added a Granny Smith apple to this recipe; you could add any apple variety of your choice.

    I had intended to make this recipe with green tea but I had run out so used a pretty pink rosehip instead, resulting is a glorious coloured shake that is a little bit sweet.

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    Beetroot is said to help reduce blood pressure. The pigment that gives beetroot its gorgeous colour is an antioxidant.  It is high in folate and vitamin K  as well as iron.*

    This recipe takes a little longer to prepare than my usual Blitz2Go recipes as I cooked the beetroot and the apple prior to adding them to the Blitz2Go. You could do this a day ahead if you were making this as a breakfast juice.

    BEETROOT APPLE BLITZ2GO SHAKE

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    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 apple peeled, cored and cut into quarters
    • 1 small beetroot, peeled and cut into small pieces
    • 250ml rosehip tea (or green tea)

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Set a pot of water to boil and add the beetroot and apple to cook. Remove when softened. The apple will cook faster than the beetroot and can be removed first
    2. Boil a jug of water to steep the tea
    3. Allow the tea and apple and beetroot to cool and then add to the Blitz2Go container
    4. Blitz until smooth

    Enjoy.

     

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    b2ap3_thumbnail_Kyrstie-Barcak-profile-image-AFL.jpgRecipes created and shared by Kyrstie Barcak at A Fresh Legacy – Grow Fresh Cook Fresh

    She aims to inspire others to grow and cook fresh food and involve her children in the process and activities. She is slowly taking over the family backyard, planting as many vegetables as possible in the available space. When there is not enough to eat from the garden Kyrstie and her family support local farmers and businesses.

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    *Reference: https://www.lovebeetroot.co.uk/healthy_info/beetroot-benefits.asp#.VYZO5fmqqko


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