Thank you all so much for the positive feed back from the pesto last week, it is always helpful when you can do lots of different things with one recipe! And it's great for me to know what you find helpful. So here is another one for you... This was one of those "what do I have in the cupboard?" recipes that now I use all the time: Beetroot and Walnut dip!
Beetroot is incredibly good for you, it's becoming very popular amongst professional athletes due to it's ability to boost stamina and lower blood pressure. Beets are also a good source of Betaine, a nutrient that helps protect your cells from environmental stress, it is also well known for fighting inflammation. The flavour is rather intense so it's one of those vegetables that people either love or hate. I want to encourage you, if you are not such a big fan... give this a go anyway, see what you think. I've had a few friends who don't normally like beetroot enjoy this dip so maybe you will too, and you can get all the goodness into your body!
The second key ingredient in this week's recipe: Walnuts! I love that Walnuts look like little brains and they are known for their brain boosting qualities! They are a great source of rare and powerful antioxidants, and full of healthy fatty acids and nutrients. They are also quite oily so they blend really nicely, perfect for this recipe.
My thought this week is 'BE BRAVE'. We all have to face things that are difficult in our day to day lives but we have to face them head on, choosing to look through eyes of faith not fear. You can apply that to whatever your situation is. This week I have a whole jar of BEET it dip to get through... and every time I eat it I'm going to remind myself to be brave, to BEAT the challenges! I know it's a little corny but it works for me and I need to encourage myself a lot throughout the day to get through the sides of work that don't come so naturally.