The earthy sweet flavour of the beets goes well with the creamy avocado and lightness of the cauliflower. The health benefits? It's lowers blood pressure and helps fight against heart disease and strokes. It's low in calories, helps keep blood sugar levels stable and helps lower cholesterol. It helps treat anaemia and fatigue, boosting stamina, containing potassium, magnesium, iron, folic acid as well as antioxidant properties. So what's not to love?
Add to this the wonderful benefits of avocado - the perfect superfood, a good source of fat, protein and fiber. The monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat it contains is a good fat for the body, helping to lower bad cholesterol and promote heart health and cardiovascular health. They contains high levels of vitamins, offering a wide range of anti-inflammatory benefits. Avocados are one of the few high protein fruits, packing 4 grams into just one, and all the protein is available for the body to use, unlike meat sources, where only some can be utilized.
Garlic 'Rice' with Beets and Avocado
1/2 head cauliflower
1 large beet
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
1 TBS olive oil
pepper to taste
1.Preheat oven to 200˚C
2. Cut up beet into chunks and spread over a roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil and pepper to taste
3. Roast for 40 mins until tender
4. Cut the florets from the core and put into food processor, add shallot, garlic, ginger, onion powder and sea salt
5. Pulse until rice like consistency (if you're using a blender turn the setting on low)
6. Dry fry in the skillet for 10 mins on a med-low heat depending how dry you want the 'rice'
7. Serve the 'rice', top with roasted beets and sliced avocado
* I often add a bit of balsamic glaze over the top