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These Recipes Can’t Be Beet!

These Recipes Can’t Be Beet!

Red Velvet Smoothie
Yield: 1 smoothie

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt- plan or vanilla
1/4-1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup roasted beets (I used mostly golden beets and a few red beets for color. The golden beets tend to have to have less of that earthy-beet taste)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/3 cup frozen raspberries
Half of a frozen banana (optional)
4-6 drops liquid stevia or a few tsp. of your favorite sweetener

Place everything in a blender and puree. Great served warm or cold!

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1 Kenneth Kaufman { 03.18.13 at 4:35 pm }

I canned beets last season with tremendous success, they are wonderful. We are however trying to cut down on our sugar intake to loose some weight. It it possible to use an artifical sweetner like Stevia or Splenda in the canning process? Thanks for any help you can give..

2 Dewey Stevens { 03.01.13 at 2:08 am }

Beets is a wonderful tasting vegetable. Now is the time to plant seeds if you live in the coastal plains region of the state. Beets can be planted in raised beds or in the ground.
I tried raised beds last year which was a great success. If you plant in the ground and have difficulty getting the seeds to germinate try this…..after sowing your seed place a brick or other object sideways across the row then lay a board approximate 5-6 inches wide over the brick. This keeps the soil from sealing like cement over the seed. Beet seed are very sensitive and will not germinate well if planted in stiff-hard soil unless you try this method.
It works….I have used this many times in past years.

3 Carolyn { 02.28.13 at 10:23 pm }

I plant beets in the frount part of my flower bed. As they get big enough to eat I thin them out and set annuals in their place to have color the rest of the summer.

4 Jini { 02.27.13 at 9:53 pm }

If one doesn’t watch closely, beets can reach gigantic sizes – and then what do you do with them? One thing you can do is wash, peel, and grate them into a buttered baking dish. Add extra butter, salt and pepper, and bake in the oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes, or until tender. This is the way my mother used to fix them when I was growing up. We all loved them done this way.

5 Marilyn Jones { 02.27.13 at 2:21 pm }

I love fresh beets! Remember that it is wise to use gloves when working with beets as they will color everything red, especially after cooking!

6 Jim { 02.27.13 at 9:58 am }

Plant below ground crops just after the full moon to just before new moon phase and not in the heart sign of the zodiac. So, now would be a good time to plant your beets if your soil temp is warm enough depending on your zone.

7 janet messer { 02.27.13 at 9:09 am }

what about the old fashion way, Recipes for canning beets, and also what is the time for planting beets.

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