This is the ultimate collection of the best red beet powder recipes, showcasing vibrant colors and nutritional benefits. Whether you’re into baked goods, savory dishes, or smoothies, you’ll find everything you need.
Beetroot powder is a versatile ingredient that enables you to hide nutrients in dishes, add vibrant vibes, and is mess-free. Moreover, you can even use it in DIY beauty products to add glow and color to your skin. I will show you how easy it is to make it at home and store for over a year.
While I love using fresh or roasted beets in my recipes for beet salad, beet chips, or beet dip, I also love using beetroot powder, which has its place in my pantry.
Did you know that just one teaspoon of beet flour is equivalent to an entire beet?
In this article, I want to share the benefits of beetroot powder, the useful tips on how to use it in the kitchen, and the best beetroot powder recipes you can start with.
What is beetroot powder?
Beetroot powder, or beet flour or beet crystals, is created by dehydrating beets. After removing all the moisture, the dried beet slices are finely ground into a powder. Depending on the beet’s original color, the powder comes in different colors, such as pink, purple, orange, and reddish-brown. The process can be messy because beetroots are potent and often used for food coloring.
In this post, I described the step-by-step process of making beetroot powder, including images and video.
Benefits of beetroot powder
Turning beets into beetroot powder is the best way to preserve beets; they are a great source of fiber, manganese, potassium, and vitamins C and B9. They have antioxidants called betalains that fight against harmful free radicals, protecting us from chronic diseases. (1)
In this study, beetroot was found to lower blood pressure, promoting heart health significantly. (2)
Beetroots also have folate and iron, which help remove toxins from the liver and support detoxification in our body. (3)
Uses of Beet Powder in Recipes
Beet powder is a versatile ingredient with a specific color and taste and a perfect way to enhance your plate.
Dried beetroot powder maintains all its minerals, vitamins, and nutrients, so people like to add it to their sauces, smoothies, or cakes. Moreover, the powder consistency is easy to use and mess free .
Adding a beetroot powder is a triple win if you belong to smoothie lovers. It is easy to add, and you get the same nutrition and bright color as fresh beets.
You can also sprinkle it on top as a garnish to add extra color or flavor to yogurt, pancakes, or salad
Beetroot is a natural colorant that, compared to other natural colorants (like spirulina), creates a stunning color and a pop of rich flavor. You can also use it to naturally color eggs or fabric. Its vibrant hues are also great in skincare products.
In the past, beetroot was primarily used as a natural sweetener. Beetroot powder contains primary sugars such as glucose and fructose and can provide a natural little sweetness to dishes., like maple syrup. Its subtly sweet flavor and additional nutritional benefits offer a healthier alternative to refined sugars.
Tips when you are using Beetroot Powder in your recipes:
- Beet root powder is water soluble and easy to remove from porcelain or glass but not from cloth.
- Beetroot powder can be potent in color and flavor, so start with a small amount and adjust according to your taste preferences.
- If you aim for a specific color in your dish, gradually add beetroot powder until you achieve the desired hue. It’s easier to add more than to reduce the intensity.
- Citrus flavors can balance the natural sweetness of beets. Add a lemon or lime juice splash to balance the taste if needed.
- Beetroot powder can impact the texture in baked goods due to its moisture-absorbing properties. Adjust the liquid content in your recipe accordingly.
Beetroot Desserts and Sweets
Discover the mix of Beetroot Desserts and Sweets, where beetroot powder adds a natural red velvet dye to homemade cupcakes, beetroot cakes or paleo desserts. Whisk cashews, coconut and vanilla extract with a teaspoon of beetroot powder and see what beautiful shades of pink you will get.
No-Bake and Energy Treats
Beetroot Powder drinks
Beetroot powder, when added to smoothies and smoothie bowls with ingredients like almond milk, oat milk, buttermilk and almond butter, not only adds a vibrant color but also enhances the nutritional profile. These refreshing beverages are quick to prepare in a blender and are a convenient and tasty way to incorporate the goodness of beetroot into your daily routine. Combine it with fruits like berries or citrus for a delicious and nutritious and delicious blend.
Smoothies, Juices and Smoothie bowls
Warm beverages with beetroot powder
You can also add a vibrant tint to your coffee, milk, or latte, sweetening it.
Savory Beetroot Powder recipes
While beet powder is popular in sweet recipes, don’t hesitate to cook with it in savory dishes. Whip beet powder to vegetable sauces, dressings, or soups.
As a bonus, decorate with beetroot powder Dog treats for your furry friend.
Can I have beetroot powder every day?
Absolutely! Beetroot powder is safe to have every day, and it’s suggested to take 5 grams (1 tsp) daily. Just be mindful not to consume too much, as the high fiber content may lead to stomach discomfort.
How does beetroot powder taste?
Beetroot powder carries a mild, natural sweetness with earthy undertones. The flavor is not overpowering, making it versatile for sweet and savory dishes. Keep in mind that the taste may vary slightly depending on the concentration of beetroot powder used in a recipe.
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