Beets are a nutritional powerhouse loaded with immune boosting qualities!
Once I learned how good they were for us I couldn't help but keep some around for our smoothies. We even planted seeds for some fresh organic heirloom beets (hopefully!)
Did you know 1 tsp of beet powder is equivalent to the nutrition of 1 whole beet???!!! I didn't! I learned about it on Instagram from @rawgrandma. Dehydrated beets, ground into a powder can be used in smoothies, sauces, soups, treats and more adding a gorgeous color and an instant shot of health. To make some for yourself wash and peel some beets...
Slice thin with a knife or mandolin...
Place on a dehydrator rack. I love our Excalibur, thank you baby for the gift! Dehydrate overnight at 104-105 degrees until completely dehydrated. I let ours continue until mid-day.
Remove and grind into a fine powder. I ground ours in our coffee grinder. I will try our food processor or blender next time for a more refined powder. You can also purchase beet root powder online. :0)
I even used the beet powder as a 100% organic and raw blush and lip-gloss! Place the beet powder in a clean make-up container for powders or tap some in the lid of a jar (I chose this option) dab your brush in the powder, tap it to remove any excess chunks and apply, adding additional layers as preferred to reach a beautiful glow! For lip-gloss use a carrier oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil and apply to lips, rub in. Dab your finger in the powder and rub your lips together or use your finger to rub in. The moisture in the oil will unleash the color for beautiful kiss-worthy lips. Simple and pretty! I found an awesome lipgloss recipe here that I can't wait to try: http://yumuniverse.com/easy-diy-beet-powder-cream-blush/!
I hope you enjoy the health benefits of beets or even beet powder.
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