For less than $3.00, I was very ecstatic for three small beetroots. I got six in a pack at my neighborhood indoor farmer’s market and decided to use three in refreshing drink. So, I went chopping. I made sure to place parchment paper on cutting board to prevent staining from the beets.

Roughly chopped beetroot
Roughly chopped beetroots along with root ginger

Beets were placed in a stockpot with about three cups of water along with finely chopped ginger. I allowed same to be simmered under low heat for about 20 to 30 minutes. This  was then cooled and placed in standing blender with a squeeze of honey and half of a lemon. Nothing was wasted. All ingredients were blended to a smooth and drinkable goodness.

The result was beneficial beet juice that was vibrant in color. Based on research, it’s revealed that beetroots are loaded with compounds that increase blood flow to the vital organs of the body. Subsequently, there is a boost in energy levels. I could certainly do with a little more energy.  Moreover, statistics have shown that the blood pressure is lowered.

So guys, bottoms up to the energy booster of a drink. I say let’s celebrate to this burgundy portion in my chutes. Salud!


Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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