Brilliant Beetroot: A Mind-Boosting Recipe for Cognitive Wellness - Britt's Superfoods

Brilliant Beetroot: A Mind-Boosting Recipe for Cognitive Wellness

 In the quest for improved cognitive function and overall brain health, we often overlook the power of natural ingredients in our kitchen.

One such unassuming yet remarkable ingredient is beetroot. Packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants, beetroot has gained attention for its potential to enhance brain health. This delicious beetroot recipe will not only tantalise your taste buds but also provides a boost to your cognitive well-being.

The Brain Benefits of Beetroot.

Beetroot's vibrant colour is a testament to its rich nutrient content. One of the standout components is nitrates. Nitrates are compounds that, when consumed, are converted into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide promotes blood vessel dilation, which enhances blood flow to various organs, including the brain. Improved blood flow means better oxygen and nutrient delivery to brain cells, fostering optimal cognitive function and potentially reducing the risk of cognitive decline.

Beetroot Falafel with Creamy Beetroot Yoghurt Dip

For the Beetroot Falafel:

  • 2 medium-sized beetroots, boiled and grated
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons flour (chickpea flour or all-purpose)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • Cooking oil for frying

For the Creamy Beetroot Yogurt Dip:

  • 1 sachet Britt’s Superfoods beetroot juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated beetroot
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

For the Beetroot Falafel:

In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, grated beetroot, minced garlic, cumin, coriander, flour, salt, and pepper until well combined. You're aiming for a slightly chunky mixture.

Form the mixture into small patties or balls.

Heat cooking oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the falafel until they're golden brown and crispy on both sides. Place them on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

For the Creamy Beetroot Yogurt Dip:

In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, Britts Superfoods juice, grated beetroot, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix until creamy and well incorporated.

Refrigerate the dip for about 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavours to meld.

Serving Suggestion: Serve the beetroot falafel warm alongside the creamy beetroot and yogurt dip. You can also pair them with pita bread, fresh vegetables, or as a delightful addition to salads. 

Enhancing your cognitive wellness can be as delightful as it is beneficial. Beetroot, with its nitrate-rich composition, offers a natural and tasty way to support brain health. Incorporating it into your diet through recipes like the beetroot falafel can contribute to improved blood flow to the brain and potentially aid in maintaining cognitive function.

So, why not treat yourself to a plateful of brain-boosting goodness while savouring the delicious flavours of this vibrant recipe? Your taste buds and your brain will thank you!

We have two great Beetroot superfood juices for you to enjoy. Our pure Beetroot juice and our blended Beetroot and Maqui juice, the choice is yours, to order visit our shop here today.

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