Published: 12/8/2015 2:56 PM
When you think superfood, the first thing that pops into your mind may not be the homely beet, but really, these highly pigmented crimson root veggies have so much to offer. Beets are high in Vitamin C, fiber, manganese, potassium, and B vitamin folate - which is a critical nutrient especially for pregnant women as it helps reduce the risk of birth defects. A powerful phytonutrient within beets, known as betalain, is responsible for the root's signature blood-red hue, and has even been shown to have anti-cancer benefits. In this simple yet tasty recipe by Jenny Mustard
, juicy beets are used as pasta noodles, and are paired with a simple avocado mash + fresh kale. A refreshingly simple and healthy meal!