Simple Roasted Beets

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Beets... either you love 'em or you hate 'em...

...but did you know they really are really good for you?

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Not only are beets high in many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, beets have been shown to lower blood pressure, detoxify the body (especially by cleansing the blood and the liver), fight inflammation, boost stamina in workouts, and more! And, of course, beets may turn your stool and urine red or pink when you eat them, which should be enough to make your ten-year old boys try it!   [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"]

Ya don't dig beets, ya say? Here's how to get dem good beets in ya!

#1 Try golden beets. These beets are milder and have less of the "dirt" taste.

#2 Buy or raise homegrown. Fresh beets are more delicious and nutritious!

#3Juice your beets. Caution: a little beet goes a long way--use just a little!

#4 Drink beet kvass. This fermented drink has intensified cleansing properties.

#5Bake your beets with lots of butter and salt. Try the delicious recipe below!

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Oven-Baked Beets

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Ingredients:

Beets (you will want more than 1, believe you me!) Sea Salt (I recommend Celtic, Himalayan or Real Salt) Butter (none of that fake stuff!) Oven safe dish (glass or ceramic is best), a size that snugly hold the beets

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  • Wash the beets.

  • Cut off the tops and tails of the beets--not too much or all the juice will bleed out!

  • Cut an X into the beets, going only about halfway through the beets.

  • Place the beets in the oven-safe dish, cut side up.

  • Place a generous pat of butter in the middle of each X.

  • Salt lightly--you can add more later.

  • Cover the beets with parchment paper, then cover with a lid or tin foil to trap in the moisture.

  • Place the beets in the oven, cook for 20-30 min, then check for doneness.

    • They are ready when a fork or knife pokes in easily.

  • Consume immediately as a side or a snack.

    • Drizzle some of the butter from the bottom of the pan back onto the beets when you serve them.

  • If you have any left, you can later reheat them in the oven or on the stove-top, or eat them cold!

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You can't beat butter and beets!

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Do you have a favorite beet recipe? Share with us your favorite way to eat beets!

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