This Vibrant, Unique Beetroot Pizza Crust Provides Ample Tasty Health Benefits
I had one kilogram of beetroot in my refrigerator, with little idea of what to make with it. I wanted to try something unique instead of the usual routine of adding it to smoothies or eating it raw with apple cider vinegar. I wanted something warmer – something that would be perfect for a cold winter day.
I looked at various ways to cook beetroots and opted to create a “healthier pizza” crust. This flourless beet pizza crust has a humid and smooth texture. It’s so easy to make, you will only need a few simple ingredients, blend everything, put it into the oven, and that’s it. If you enjoy pizza but want something healthier – this is the healthier pizza base alternative you have been looking for.
You need to try this beet crust!
For my toppings, I went with caramelized onions, pumpkin seeds and rocket pesto. This combination adds unique textures and flavours. It’s also loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre, phytonutrients, veggies and more.
It turns pizza into a healthy snack or side dish.
4 Reasons To Add Beetroots To Your Diet
Beetroot is an underrated winter root vegetable but has grown in popularity recently for its superfood status. It’s filled with vitamin C, iron, potassium, fiber, vitamin B9 and manganese. As such, there are numerous health benefits to eating beetroots, including but not limited to:
Studies show that eating beetroot can better fuel-efficiency in the muscles and improve stamina. Betaine is the methylated version of glycine that researchers have proven helps with muscle power, strength and growth.
Several studies have shown beetroots have nitrates that are changed into nitric oxide, helping to relax and widen the blood vessels. This helps to lower blood pressure and improve the flow of blood.
Despite what you may think, beetroots’ pigment is way more valuable than to give the vegetable its color. The pigment is known as betaine – a vital nutrient that comes from choline (a B-complex vitamin) and helps reduce inflammation.
Beets are a great source of both tryptophans (amino acid) and betaine anhydrous (chemical) that have demonstrated their effects on mood improvement. However, the body does not produce tryptophan, which means the only way to get it is through food. Tryptophan-containing foods cause the body to generate serotonin (the happy hormone).
If you’re feeling down, adding beets can help boost your mood.Print