Tasty, roasted, antioxidant-rich Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze & Fresh Herbs will bring a splash of color and rich flavor to your table. This is a great way to introduce picky eaters to beets’ delicious taste and health benefits.
BEETS FOR BLOOD FLOW
Beets are purple vegetables and purple vegetables are great for blood flow. For this reason, we eat a lot of beets in our house. Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze & Fresh Herbs is a usual at our table as well as my Beet Kvass. Beet Kvass is a fermented beverage I make often with beets. My son drinks Beet Kvass before every workout and my husband drinks his daily dose of purple too…for obvious reasons. My doctor calls beets, “Nature’s Viagra”.
Whether it be Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze & Fresh Herbs or Beet Kvass, we all need good blood flow and healthy blood pressure. Although I am not a doctor and not prescribing anything, I can pass on the fact that eating colorful fruits and vegetables is extremely healthy and healing to the body…naturally. Hypocrites, the Father of Medicine, is quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze & Fresh Herbs
This recipe is simple to prepare and extremely beneficial to your health. Some people turn their noses up at beets, but I have found that many people love this recipe and are converted from their once-purple prejudice. EnJOY!
- 3 lbs beets, scrubbed & trimmed (any variety)
- 2 T balsamic vinegar
- 2 T maple syrup
- 2 T salted butter (I use Kerrygold)
- 2 T soy sauce (I use Nama Shoyu)
- chopped fresh herbs (parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary, & chives)
- Preheat oven to 425° F
- Wash and scrub your beets and wrap together in foil and roast for 45 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, stir together the butter, vinegar, maple syrup, and soy sauce over medium-low heat until butter is melted and sauce is bubbly.
- After roasting, peel and slice beets and place on a platter.
- Pour glaze over the sliced beets and sprinkle with fresh, chopped herbs.