These Beet Tortilla Wraps are an easy-to-make at-home staple made with the amazing health benefits of beets and cassava flour to get naturally vegan wraps that are also Paleo, AIP-friendly, and gluten-free.
Homemade Beet Tortilla Wraps
This recipe is really quite easy to make, and if you have never made homemade tortillas before, I think you will really enjoy the delicious, fresh taste compared to the ones you’ve bought at the store.
You will also love the added nutritional benefits and the beautiful color from the beetroot powder. You can pick up this beetroot powder from your favorite grocery store, mine is Wegman’s.
Cassava flour, made from the yuca root, is a popular diet staple for those following a grain-free, gluten-free diet like the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet. This flour is very mild in flavor and is not gritty or grainy, but rather powdery like traditional flour. I use it extensively in my cookbooks, including The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook.
What Can you Make with Beets?
I have used beets to both dye and accent a variety of beautiful dishes, like my:
- Fresh Fruit Spring Rolls
- Naturally Dyed Deviled Eggs
- Spiralized Beet & Walnut Salad
- Pink Gremolata Hummus
You can enjoy beets in many different ways, from raw beets to roasted beets, canned beets to pickled beets.
I am fond of beet powder because it has a much more subtle taste to it, which makes it a perfect addition to anything you’re already cooking or baking with.
The Health Benefits of Beets
Beets are highly nutritious and good for the body. There have been numerous studies that have proven the power of this mighty root and its ability to help the body function at its optimal peak.
Just take a look at this excerpt from the article The Potential Benefits of Red Beetroot Supplementation in Health and Disease:
“Based on the available data, beetroot appears to be a powerful dietary source of health promoting agents that holds potential as therapeutic treatment for several pathological disorders. The powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and vascular-protective effects offered by beetroot and its constituents have been clearly demonstrated by several in vitro and in vivo human and animal studies; hence its increasing popularity as a nutritional approach to help manage cardiovascular disease and cancer.” – Source
Nutrition Benefits of Beets
The more beets you eat, the more good you are doing for your body.
Beets for Inflammation
Beets are an excellent source of antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Beets for Heart Health
Beets are rich in potassium, which is one of the main minerals responsible for muscle contraction, including the contraction of the heart. A diet rich in beets and other potassium-rich foods can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Beets for Blood Pressure
Beets contain two important nutrients that can help lower blood pressure: potassium and nitrate. Potassium works with sodium to maintain the volume of blood in circulation steady. More sodium in the body means more water, more blood volume,
Consuming more potassium helps flush sodium out of our system, naturally lowering blood pressure.
Beets for Bone Health
Beets contain the mineral silica, which helps the body to utilize calcium, so it’s important for
Beets for Increased Energy
In the 16th century, it was given as a “blood builder” to people who were pale and run down.
At the time, doctors and patients may not have known why it was so efficacious, but health experts now know that the high iron content in raw beets can be helpful for people who suffer from
Beets for Sexual Health
Since Roman times, beets have been viewed as an aphrodisiac. It contains high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.
- ¾ cup cassava flour
- 2 tablespoons Beetroot Powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup of warm water
- olive oil cooking spray
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the cassava flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Add the olive oil followed by the water and mix with a spatula until a dough forms. Once the mixture is thick enough, remove it from the bowl and knead the dough until well combined.
- Divide the dough into 6 even-sized portions and roll into balls.
- Place a dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper and using a rolling pin, roll thin.
- Heat a dry skill over medium-high heat.
- Add the flattened dough to the dry skillet and cook 2-3 minutes or until bubbles begin to form.
- Flip the tortilla once lightly browned on one side and cook an additional 2-3 minutes on the other.
- Repeat steps 6-7 until 6 tortillas are made.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 tortilla
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g