How to eat beetroot if you hate the taste

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I used to HATE beetroot. If you told me even just 2 years ago that I’d eventually love it I would have laughed.

The trouble is I knew beetroots were so good for the body, so I got brave and tried them. Nope. Still didn’t like them.

As a fussy eater, it was a slow and gradual process, but I finally got there!

Beetroot belongs to the same family as chard and spinach and both the leaves and the root can be eaten. Although more commonly you’d eat the root, and it can be eaten raw but normally it’s cooked or pickled.

An absolute powerhouse of goodness. They’re a great source of fiber, manganese, and potassium, as well as folic acid. Being high in antioxidants, it’s been ranked among 10 of the most potent antioxidant vegetables. Good right?

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How do you eat beets if you hate them?

Okay. So how do you eat beetroot if you really don’t like the taste?

If you don’t want to eat beetroot or you really can’t get past the taste maybe it’s just not for you. And that’s fine. Just because something is healthy if you really don’t like it, don’t eat it. It’s always worth giving something a second chance though and although it may have taken a while – I added a little bit of chopped-up pickled beetroot to my dinner at least once a week. I’d include beetroot with food I did like until my taste buds adjusted.

Now I eat them on their own and even enjoy beetroot juice!

You can also get beetroot powder which you can add to juice or smoothies. Check out your local health foods store like this one at Holland and Barretts.

Some other popular ways to enjoy beetroot are:

  • Roasting beetroot is an excellent way to bring out its sweetness and caramelized flavors.
  • A beetroot smoothie’s a great way to enjoy the health benefits of beetroot without the taste. Blend peeled and cooked beetroot with your favorite fruits like apples, bananas, and berries.

Roasting, blending, and combining it with other flavours can help you enjoy the health benefits of beetroot.

What do beets taste good with?

Whatever you like! Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to food, we all like different things.

Some traditional pairings with beetroot are other root vegetables like onion, carrots, and radishes, as well as greens like cucumber, spinach, and avocado. It’s a popular vegetable to add to a salad and also they make a good vegetable fry, along with parsnip and carrots!


Are you a fan or foe of beetroot?


Further reading

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