This is the sweet breakfast for savory breakfast fans, but a healthier, yet satisfying alternative for those who prefer a sugary start to their day.
Personally, I don’t tolerate much sugar, including fruit, first thing in the morning, but beets have a low/moderate effect on blood sugar (a.k.a. glycemic load).
If you exercise often, then I highly recommend regularly incorporating beets into your diet, as they’ve been shown to aid in muscle recovery, thereby boosting future performance.
For a dairy-free version, replace the yogurt with a drizzle of cold-pressed flaxseed oil.
Breakfast Beets with Yogurt
3 medium beets, steamed until tender and cut into quarters
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1 teaspoon unhulled sesame seeds
Juice of 1 lemon
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup whole Greek yogurt (dairy-free version: 1 tablespoon cold-pressed flaxseed oil)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
Chopped toasted nuts and seeds (pictured: pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds)
What to do:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve immediately.