Beets are disgusting! There I said it. I dissed one of the healthiest foods in the world. It is unfortunate that I don’t like beets because they are a great source of belatains. Instead of just name dropping a nutrient, let me tell you what it is good for.
Belatains are known for their anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, and in some studies were even found to reduce the size of tumors. Long story short, they are VERY good for you. Luckily I have found a way to enjoy beets and it is in a way that preserves the nutrients the best! Juice!
Nine months ago I invested in something I didn’t think I would ever buy; scratch that… I had never thought of buying. Then a juice bar opened near me, I tried it once, and I was hooked. The problem was it was expensive as hell to buy a fresh juice everyday. Don’t get me wrong, it can still be pricey to juice veggies at home, but way less so than buying it from the local juice shop.
So here is beet favorite juice recipe:
- 1 large beet
- 2 peeled and cut oranges
- 2 sliced pears
- 3 carrots
- half a coconut (or coconut H2O)
This is enough for about three people. Or, save it in the fridge for up to three days!
I made my first dolla’ dolla bill ya’ll!
When people make their first dollar in a business, they usually frame it and stick that bad boy up on the wall with pride! It shows the hard work and planning that went into making their business a real thing. Since I am not brick and mortar, I have decided to take a picture of my first money made! And since it’s a $20.00 it will not be sitting in frame getting dusty, it will be going back into my Motherbaking business.
Full disclosure, I was never supposed to get paid. I am still at the focus group level and don’t expect to be up and running for another three or four weeks. Still, I am proud and also grateful for giving people, like my teacher friend Erica (I call all my old co-workers teacher-friends, because they are they only friends who can relate to that kind of work stress), who gave me a lovely card and paid me for my lactation samples.
I have no idea where this business will take me. I don’t want to be rich, but I do want to make a difference, and so that is my expectation of myself. I am excited for some of the items, not just baked goods, I am preparing for all you mom’s out there. In addition, each month ten percent of my proceeds will go to a charity of my choice in Lakeland. Month zero will be NLC Family Preservation Center of Lakeland.
And so, my motherbaking adventure begins!
I always said if I could get my kids to eat (like actually chew and swallow) brussel sprouts, I could do anything. Well folks, it’s time for world domination because I just made a brussels recipe my kids loved. Well, loved may be a little strong, perhaps I even bribed them with dessert, but that never worked before so I consider this a success.
This vegetable is kind of an acquired taste, what with the bitter after-taste that comes with it. And it’s hard to acquire a taste when we don’t have them that often. I try to feed my family all organic, with the exception of eating out once or twice a week. I live by the 80/20 rule; if you have found a way to live 100 percent organic with out being bored let me know your secret! With that said, trying to find organic brussels, even in our Whole Foods, is like searching for hidden treasure, so my kids don’t get to eat it too often. That’s unfortunate because these green bundles of joy are loaded with fiber, cholesterol-lowering benefits, DNA stabilizers and are known to have the highest glucosinolate (cancer-fighter) content of the green veggie group!
When we do finally get to eat them, I have to find a way to mask the unappealing taste; the one I, as an adult, can choke down, while my kids can just look at it and be disgusted. So here is my secret; see if it works for you!
- One bag of fresh brussel sprouts
- Two (or however many you want) pieces of bacon (I like Applegate Organics)
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Lemon (if you want it)
- First I microwave the bacon in a microwavable safe plate to catch the grease. I know this sounds healthy already right?
- Cut off all the ends of the brussels and then cut them in half.
- Sautee in a pan with olive oil and garlic
- Tear off piece of bacon and add to brussels
- Sprinkle on the bacon grease from the microwavable plate (or dump it on depending how healthy you want it!)
- Add salt, pepper and lemon to taste
Pretty simple, yet so tasty! And Paleo friendly… if your into all that.