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You Can’t Beet Me Endurance Soup

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A soup for the top of the podium

Both hearty and light, this soup takes you through a tour of flavours and finishes with a punchy twist!

With the excitement of the Giro d’Italia, I have the perfect endurance soup for cyclists. With its vibrant the Maglia Rosa colour, this Beet Soup represents the motivation towards bigger goals and more difficult challenges. Did you know stamina boosting beets could help you exercise for up to 16% longer!

A zesty spin on your average soup

This soup is a real contender in the kitchen and with a few easy stages of prep, you’ll have a crowd-pleasing pre-ride lunch.  With the earthy taste of beets alongside the zesty lemon and ginger, it’s the perfect team of flavours for a win.

Beets for Performance

If you want to perform to your highest abilities in a sport, you have to train right and eat right. Beets have been shown to improve stamina, increase blood flow, lower blood pressure and allow you to exercise longer—So if you’re looking to come out on top of the bunch, you should consider adding Beets to your nutritional regimen.

Nutritional Highlights

Beets – Beetroot contains the essential nutrients potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Beetroot is a great source of soluble fibre which may help digestion, reduce high blood cholesterol and help prevent heart disease.

Cauliflower – This versatile vegetable is not only low in calories but also packed with vitamins and minerals. Rich in the vitamin C, Cauliflower helps athletes with tissue growth and repair in all parts of the body.

Lemon – Lemons are an antioxidant powerhouse and can help reduce inflammation and eliminate free radicals so you can be fit to shred like the tubular boss you are.

Ginger – Ginger is among the healthiest and zestiest spices on the planet. A natural anti-inflammatory, it may reduce nausea, help with digestion, fight cancer and boost the immune system. For athletes, ginger can open up your airways, assist in weight-loss, improve circulation and strengthen your immune system.

Coconut Milk – Loaded with natural pH feeding electrolytes, immunity and energy enhancing lauric acid and  fat burning MCTs.

Avocado – Full of brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation reducing antioxidants, and blood pressure reducing potassium (30% more than a banana!).

Cilantro – Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K; provide about 258% of daily recommended intake. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building. —recovery faster from injuries!

Pink Himalayan Salt – Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt range from Regulating the water content throughout your body and promoting healthy pH balance in your cells to preventing muscle cramping and aiding in proper metabolism functioning.

You Can't Beet Me Endurance Soup

Print Recipe
Serves: 2-3 Cooking Time: 25min

Ingredients

  • 2 c cauliflower
  • 1 Pemberton Beet
  • 1/3 c coconut milk
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 1 knob ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • A few sprigs of cilantro
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1 tbsp toasted sunflower seeds

Instructions

1

Chop the beet up fairly small and toss in the pot of boiling water with cauliflower

2

Boil for about 8 minutes.

3

Drain the water (Put in mason jar and save for smoothies!) and toss in blender with coconut milk, lemon zest, lemon juice and 1 tsp salt. Squeeze the grated ginger's juice into the blender as well.

4

Blend until smooth.

5

Place the mixture back in an empty pot on low heat to keep warm.

6

To Plate

7

Pour beet soup in a bowl and top with sliced avocado, cilantro and sunflower seeds

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