Beet Burgers

Our take on Sakara beet burgers! These have amazing flavor and consistency. You don’t need a bun with them to feel satisfied because of the healthy plant protein. We put ours on a piece of lettuce with vegan chipotle mayo and avocado! Great the next day on top of a salad!




Beet burgers


- 2 vegan eggs

- 1 cup grated carrots

- 1 cup shredded beets

- 1 cup pinto, navy, or black beans

- 1 cup gluten-free flour

- 3/4 cup chopped onions

- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

- 1/2 cup chopped almonds

- 1 clove chopped garlic

- 2 tbsp olive oil

- 1.5 tbsp coconut aminos

- 1 tsp cumin

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Directions


1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor or blender (if blender may need to add a little water) and blend until fully combined

2. Form into patty and put on a baking sheet

3. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Flip over and bake for an additional 10 until the burgers are crispy on both sides



Benefits of Beets


  • Boosts stamina: Boost stamina for every type of workout. Beet juice is a great pre-workout power-up.

  • Detoxify: Beets support the body’s detoxification process and help to cleanse the blood while nourishing the liver.


Why you should care?


  • Detoxing is how your body gets rid of waste. If waste builds up, we get sick (skin issues, digestive issues, weight issues, etc.). We are born with toxins and heavy metals and in addition, are exposed to more every day. If you don’t work to detox your body, these toxins build up over time and start to destroy our bodies and brain


How does it work? Or the science behind it


  • Beets contain glutathione S-transferases (GTSs). GTS find damaging toxins in the body and neutralize them before eliminating them.

  • They contain an essential dose of folate, fiber, iron, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. They fight inflammation and strengthen bones.


Folate:

  • Helps create new red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body. Without enough, we can develop anemia, fatigue, depression, and arthritis.

  • Vitamin c is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. It is an antioxidant that strengthens your bodies natural defense


Do you know what antioxidants are? Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do this by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals.

Free radicals are unstable molecules the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures (toxic chemicals, smoking, alcohol, fried foods).


An accumulation of free radicals has been linked to many chronic diseases

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