Beets are one of those foods that you either like, or don't like. As for me, I LOVE them!! They are sweet and crunchy, and oooh so good for you; especially your liver.
Yesterday, I had some extra time (how, I don't know...), so I decided to roast up some beets that we bought on Sunday. Here's the before picture: I simply rinsed them off and trimmed the greens off, but put them on the sheet pan with the roots. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F and take the greens out after about 20 minutes. Leave the roots in there for about 45 min, or until the skins are nice and soft.
Back to liver health here really quick...for those of you who are squeamish, stop reading here...
We know that our liver gets a good boost of nutrition from beets because if you eat a serving, which is about 1/2 c slices, you will more than likely be urinating pinkish-red. I just wanted to mention this because it scared me the first time it happened to me. This is nothing to be alarmed with and will lighten as the beets go through digestion.
What is your favorite way to eat beets? If you don't like them, would you be willing to give the greens a try?