Beets:You Really Can’t “Beat” Them When it Comes to Boosting Athletic Performance

Beets are one of my favorite foods to boost athletic performance (and curb sugar cravings!) Not only are beets high in potassium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium but they are also rich in manganese, beta carotene, zinc, vitamins C & A, calcium, folic acid and fiber. To find more about how beets increase athletic performance read my article on Digital Running.

I am always looking for creative, easy ways to diversify my salad options and here is one of my favorite summer salad recipes!

Arugula Salad with Grilled Beets and Butternut Squash

4-6 beets

2 cups butternut squash

Cracked hazelnuts (essential for the crunch and oomph!)

Arugula (or other green such as spinach)

Olive oil

Sea salt

Balsamic vinegar

Peel and cut the beets into quarters and cut the butternut squash into cubes. Place both on baking trays liberally dousing them with olive oil and sea salt. Grill at 350 degrees until cooked to desired consistency. Place aside to cool.

Place arugula (or other lettuce) in a salad bowl then layer the beets and butternut squash on top. Sprinkle the hazelnuts on top and dress with a balsamic olive oil dressing.

The best thing about this salad is that there are always beets and butternut squash left over so you can store it in the fridge to save for another day! When you are  training, you need all the time management tricks that you can get!!!

Beet Pasta with “Alfredo”

For more information on how you can make this recipe, go to Digital Running. This dish is easy to make, high in protein, and can be kept in the fridge for several days. It also travels well if you bring your lunch to the office or are on airplanes a great deal!


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