Love the summer colours!
This is a perfect holiday recipe: healthy vibrant colour and gorgeous taste for a minimum of efforts…
I used mint from the wonderful herb garden that comes with the villa we are staying in here in Crete and I would encourage you to grow a pot of mint wherever you can as it is such an uplifting smell and it grows really fast in pots, on windowsills or balconies in pretty much any climate.
- 1/2 tin of chick pea
- 1 cooked beetrout
- 1 spoonful of Tahini
- Virgin cold pressed Olive oil 100ml
- Lemon juice of 1 and 1/2 lemon
- 3 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 spoonful of ground cumin
- a small handful of crushed mint leaves
Blitz all ingredients in a food processor (I use a standing blender); adding a bit of olive oil or even water too make it lighter if the consistency is too thick. But I never puree it to finely as I enjoy a bit of texture.
Beetroot is great for joints and particularly important for runners or anybody who wishes to take care of their knees. I love it also for its happy colour !
This post I dedicate to my brother who has recently run his fifth half-marathon. Very proud of his time too…
Aged 5 and 3 at a fancy dress party – sisterly love!
This healthy juice is great for preparing to a long distance event because beetroot is extremely good at keeping your joints healthy and free from inflammation. Beet juice is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. So when the lactic acid builds up during a race, the protective benefits of a few glasses of this potion can also make a great difference to how you will feel after the finish line. You know the feeling when you are actually scared to stop because you know it will really ache in those muscles…
With the addition of apples and mint, beetroot actually tastes quite delicious – you get to even enjoy the little “earthy and grounded” after-taste because it is exactly what you need.
Vibrant and good for the energies!
- Beetroot, one raw
- Apples, 2
- Handful of spinach
- Celery stick, one
- ginger and mint, to taste
Wash but do not peel and put all the ingredients into a juicer.
Add the raw ginger root and the bunch of mint at the end, taste and adjust.
Serve in tumblers with lots of ice and a festive straw. Non alcoholic does not mean boring or tasteless. This has plenty of flavour and as I said it is extremely good for you – especially the day before a race or a long training session.
Recommended by Marathon runners! To try it is to adopt it!