Have you guys heard of the beet test? It’s kind of fun…
Essentially you eat a bunch of the vibrantly-colored veggies, and once you have purple poops this gives you an indication of your digestive transit time. If it’s taking more than a day or so to see some color, don’t BEET yourself up about it, you’ve already taken a step in the right direction, since beets have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties. 🙂
I’m not a doctor, but I do know that beets can be versatile so why not try the beet test? Here are 3 different ways.
1) Add roasted beet to your hummus. The subtle sweetness of the veggie comes out when you roast it, which makes a unique hummus dip, not to mention a lovely hue. You wrap a beet in aluminum foil, roast it in the oven for 45 minutes, add it to your food processor with all the regular hummus ingredients (chickpea, olive oil, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice) and voila! Recipe here.
2) If you’re more into raw beets, make some beet salad. Like this slaw recipe. Peel and cut the raw beet into small pieces with fennel and tart apple, add dressing and parsley.
3) Beets can also be sweet and refreshing in a smoothie. Chop, freeze, and add with whatever you have. Here I added frozen raspberries, orange, and chia seeds. Yum. This might be my favorite way.
Have fun beeting it!