This interesting ice cream is perfect for those who enjoy ice-cold desserts but want to eat something healthy and nutritious. Beets are among the healthiest root vegetables on earth.
They are packed with all the essential vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds. All these impressive nutritional benefits come with only 44 calories per 100 grams.
Beets are a fantastic source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, fiber, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, and iron.
They also contain a high amount of inorganic nitrates and pigments which are responsible for various health benefits.
Beets are well known for their beneficial effect on the blood and the cardiovascular system. They directly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, lower the high blood pressure, and clean the blood vessels.
Beets help blood and oxygen flow in the blood vessels which leads to increased brain health, improved memory, and thinking abilities.
The manganese and boron found in beets affect the production of sex hormones in the body. Furthermore, beets contain pigments called betalains which are proven to have numerous anti-inflammatory properties.
A regular consumption of beets reduces the risk of kidney inflammation, osteoarthritis, and obesity. Being a good fiber source (about 3-4 grams of fiber per cup), beets improve the digestion, clean the colon, and feed the friendly gut bacteria.
They are directly related to good digestive health, healthy bowel movement, and reduced risk of colon cancer.
This ice cream recipe is not just a perfectly healthy replacement to your regular ice cream recipes, but will actually help you lose any excess weight and clean your digestive tract. Probiotics found in Greek yogurt are crucial for good bacteria found in the good and healthy gastrointestinal microflora. Add some vanilla and cinnamon powder for a wonderful taste and enjoy this fantastic dessert!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
7 oz red beets, peeled and sliced
2 cups Greek yogurt, vanilla-flavored
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp cinnamon, ground
Place the sliced beets in a deep, heavy-bottomed pot. Add enough water to cover and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until fork tender. Drain in a large colander and cool to a room temperature.
Transfer to a blender along with other ingredients. Pulse until completely smooth and place in a plastic container. Freeze for 2 hours before serving.