Beetroot and chocolate cake

It would be a wrong of me not to have a chocolate and beetroot recipe on here wouldn’t it. This was originally planned as brownies, but I think it makes a better cake or loaf. The original recipe is one from River Cottage, but I’ve made a few changes along the way. The chocolate is […]

Beetroot relish

I have made this at Christmas time for the last couple of years, and it always goes down a treat. It’s lovely with cheese, meat, fish and many other things…being a little bit sweet and sharp. It’s a very simple recipe, taken from BBC food. It requires no chopping but your hands will get a […]

Beetroot juice and exercise

My final essay for my Sports Nutrition post-grad was on beetroot and sport performance, which turned out to be such an interesting topic. Everything in this field is relatively new and more and more research is being carried out all the time. Beetroot has long been a remedy for high blood pressure, with the elderly […]

Mackerel, beetroot and sweet potato

This is an easy, quick and super healthy dish to whip up mid-week. It’s become a regular dish at home when in need of something a bit lighter and is pretty inexpensive. Serves 2: 2 sweet potatoes, cut into small dice 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 pre-cooked medium beetroots 2 sprigs of thyme 2 smoked […]

Beetroot dip

Beetroot makes a wonderfully bright and tasty dip that is very quick and easy to do, and super healthy. It is betalains that gives beetroot its deep purple-red colour. They are potent antioxidants quite unique to beetroot, but work in a similar way to the anthocyanins that give things like red cabbage, blueberries and plums […]