Enjoy the delicious taste of homemade tortillas & the amazing health benefits of the beautiful beetroot in these easy to make Homemade Beet Tortilla Wraps that have been sponsored by my friends over at Love Beets!
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I Love Beets
It’s no secret that I love Pink.
Just take a peek around my website, you will surely see some element of pink everywhere you look. It’s by far the most beautiful color ever produced by Mother Nature. Even my wedding dress was pink!
What I do not love is artificial dyes. Especially Red Dye #40. Why use the fake stuff when Mother Nature has provided us with everything we need to make a wide range of beautiful colors, from baby pink to vibrant hot pink?
That is why we owe her a big fat thank you for the creation of the beetroot, also known as beets, the most beautiful root on the planet.
What Can you Make?
I have used beetroot to both dye and accompany a variety of beautiful dishes, like these fresh fruit spring rolls, these naturally dyed deviled eggs, this spiralized beet & walnut salad and my pink gremolata hummus.
If you’re new to using beets in the kitchen, Love Beets has you covered with a wide variety of products to help you create your perfect dish (without having to get your hands dirty!).
They have pre-cooked beets & baby beets in a variety of flavors like honey & ginger, mild vinegar & white wine and balsamic. They also make a package of shredded beets which is awesome for throwing right into fresh salads.
Of course they also carry organic beet juice which proves to be the most awesome natural food dye, and they make this awesome Beetroot Powder made from 100% beets which has 0 grams of added sugar, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy free and vegan.
I am obsessed with the beetroot powder because it has a much more mild and subtle taste to it, which makes it a perfect addition to anything you’re already cooking or baking with the addition of the beautiful color.
The Health Benefits of Beets
The fact is, beetroot is just plain good for the human body.
Having a variety of ready to use products, from cooked to juiced beets, is awesome because it makes it easier than ever to consume this beautiful root in a way that makes your taste buds happy too.
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
Now, isn’t that a pretty powerful statement?
Which means that the more beets you eat, the more good you are doing for your body. Lets get started!
Your Heart ♥ 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 stoke.
Your 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 and higher blood pressure. Consuming more potassium helps flush sodium out of our system, lowering blood pressure.
Your Bones. Beets contain the mineral silica, which helps the body to utilize calcium, so it’s important for musculo-skeletal health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Your Energy Levels. 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 anaemia and fatigue.
Even Sexy Time. 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.
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, or directly from the website here.
Now I have tried many, many different substitutions for the whole wheat flour in attempts of making this recipe gluten-free friendly as well, but I have yet to come up with a recipe that I liked. I’ve tried cassava flour, quinoa flour, corn flour, and a combination of potato and tapioca starch, but nothing resulted in a product I loved.
If you have experimented and were able to create a gluten-free version that you love, please do share it in the comments below!
Homemade Beet Wraps
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons Love Beets Beetroot Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/3 cup of warm water
In a large bowl, whisk together the wheat flour, beetroot powder, salt and granulated garlic until there are no clumps.
Make a well in the middle and add the olive oil.
Slowly add in the warm water and mix until a dough ball has been formed.
Knead the dough for 1-2 minutes.
Let rest for 20 minutes.
Divide into even sized balls, depending on what size wrap you want to make. The larger the dough ball, the larger your wrap.
Using a rolling pin, roll the wrap as flat as possible (but not paper thin).
Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat, grease lightly.
Lay the wrap in flat and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
Let cool and enjoy.
Ready to make something delicious with your Homemade Beet Tortilla Wraps?
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and I hope you are getting excited about adding more beets into your diet! If you have made this recipe or have a fantastic gluten-free version you love, please let me know in the comments below!
And be sure to let me know, how do you Love Beets?
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