A quick and easy beet root drink that is not only delicious but nutritious.
Finally I can get back to some blogging.
Hiii everyone. What a week I had. First we had to make some quick movements as Hurricane Matthew was heading our way. It quickly went from "this is not really an issue" to "we definitely need to get ourselves in order". Fortunately for us, we were spared any damage at all. I am so thankful. Then it was straight into Miami Carnival for us here.
After all that rushing, running, anxiety and then mas activities I definitely needed a pick me up. And this beet punch is the ideal thing to pump me up. Made with raw beet and sweetened, this punch provides a stamina boost, assists in lowering blood pressure (I have been stressed) and is great for detoxifying.
And did I mention that it was easy?
The only way I would consume beet root was when my mom made it to punch. Boiled? No thanks. Broiled? No thanks. Blended into a punch. YES!!
Beet has this natural sweetness and deep earthy flavor that I love as a drink. Then pair it up with some milk and sweeten up and I can drink a jug full of this beet root punch in no time.
And it has these amazing benefits. It's always good to get delicious and nutritious in the same glass.
This beet punch uses raw beet root. So you are getting the full benefits of the beet. You can choose to strain the beet after it's blended if you think that the sediments may be too much for you when drinking. Adding a piece of ginger and some lime juice gives it a nice zing.
I really do think I need to eat beet some more though, other than just drinking it.
What's the best way to have beets you think? I think broiled would be my next foodventure (yes I made that word up). Probably on a salad with a lot of meat to hide that earthy taste. It's so weird that I have no problem drinking it but to eat it I really feel like it does taste like dirt. Haha
And once chilled I slurp this down quickly. A batch usually doesn't last very long. It's soo good.
I also have some great news. In the week I was nominated for "Best Recipe Blogger 2016 Award" for South Florida Bloggers. So awesome isn't it? I'm especially happy about it since we are on a mission to get Caribbean and Caribbean influenced food known to a wider audience. If it won't be too much please head over there and give me a little vote (I'm the hot chocolate pic entry aka HomeMadeZagat). Please note you have to select my name/pic then scroll down and select "Vote". You are free to vote as many times and voting goes till December 5th. I very much appreciate it.
I'm happy to be back to regularly scheduled programming and thank you all for sticking around.
yield: Serves 2
An easy recipe for making the Caribbean favorite of Beet root punch made with milk and a hint of ginger and lime juice.
- 2 medium beet roots, peeled and head chopped off
- Enough water to cover beets (about 1 1/2 cups)
- Juice from half a lime
- 1/2 inch of ginger. (A small knob)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons condensed milk
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- Chop beet root up to add to blender
- Add water to cover beets and blend till fine
- Add ginger and blend
- Strain liquid from mixture (optional)
- Add milk, bitters, lime juice and condensed milk to sweeten to taste
- Chill and serve
Before you go check out some other Caribbean beverages that I love:
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