Be not deceived by the garnishment. There are no apples in this recipe. It is however full of betalains which have a whole host of beneficial aspects for the body. Much like cucumbers I’ll admit to having a bit of a beet prejudice growing up. My mom liked them but they were a strange purple colored thing that only seemed to show up at large family gatherings and events. I didn’t trust it. Then I decided that perhaps I was being unfair to them one day whilst eating a Greek salad. My prejudice now overcome I decided to give them a try in a different format after seeing them at Farmer’s Market.
Mango Beet Soup
5-6 beets peeled and diced
1/2 mango or about 2 cups sliced
dash of ginger
2 dashes of clove
2 tsp cinnamon
Boil beets until they soften in 3ish cups of water. You don’t want an excess of water but since this will take 30-40 minutes you’ll need to be able to boil it down.
Once softened, run through food processor with mango till about the consistency of apple sauce. I had to split mine into 2 batches through the processor due to size limitations.
Mix back together along with ginger, clove & cinnamon. Can be served hot or cold.