Enjoy the nutritional benefits of both powdered beets and beautiful spiralized beets in this veggie-packed Rainbow Hummus Beet & Veggie Wrap sponsored by my friends over at Love Beets.
Homemade Beet Tortilla Wraps
If you haven’t used beetroot powder yet, you are seriously missing out!
Beetroot powder is made of 100% powdered beets and is all natural, has zero grams of added sugar, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
It is a convenient way to enjoy the powerful nutrients found in beets without having to spend time roasting beets (or staining your hands 😉 )
I got creative in the kitchen and made these beautiful Homemade Beet Tortilla Wraps which serve as the perfect, most delicious base for this recipe. If you haven’t tried homemade tortillas yet, you are going to love these.
Rainbow Beet Tortilla Wraps
As I suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease, it is really important for me to follow an anti-inflammatory diet. While I am certainly not a fan of the word diet, I do try and be mindful about what I eat and the effect that it will have on my body.
The easiest way to ensure I am eating a wide range of anti-inflammatory foods is to try and make sure that I ‘eat the rainbow’ as often as possible, and I think this is a good goal for everyone to keep in mind.
Beautiful, vibrant colors in our foods indicate many different and very important micro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are high in anti-inflammatory health properties and can help our bodies function at their best.
The Health Benefits of Beets
This recipe is a two for one, because you get the health benefits of beets in the powdered beet form and from the beautiful spiralized beets inside.
Did you know that beets can come in many different colors? They range from beautiful deep red to golden orange.
Regardless of the color, beets are an incredibly nutritious food that can provide the body with many benefits.
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.
How Beets Are Grown
I was honored when Love Beets invited me along on their first ever Beet Bonanza hosted right here in my home town of Rochester, NY.
As a passionate gardener myself, I love learning more about how our food is produced, especially when it is produced so close to home.
- 8 Homemade Beet Tortilla Wraps
- 1/2 cuphummus
- 1 cup Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets
- 1 cup spinach, shredded
- 1 yellow pepper, sliced
- 1 orange pepper, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup red cabbage
- Prepare your Homemade Beet Tortilla Wraps per recipe directions.
- Spread the hummus over the wrap evenly.
- Top with spiralized beets.
- Top with your favorite veggies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 wrap
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 121mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 3g
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Hi there, I’m Emily Kyle, a nationally recognized media dietitian & nutrition communications expert on a mission to help you create the happy & healthy holistic lifestyle you deserve. To help you on your wellness journey, I offer holistic health counseling and resources that focus on holistic health & wellness, anti-inflammatory, whole food recipes, and my love for gardening inside #TheMillennialGarden.