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10.11.2012

BEETS make things PINK


This was a fun little trick for nutrition and color.  I have been growing some beets in the garden.  I don't like the taste of beets, I like their nutrition though.  I made some beet brownies and had some beet puree left over........what to do, what to do?  This morning I was making some pancakes and thought a little pink color and vitamins wouldn't do any harm.  They were so beautiful, and we couldn't taste any beet at all.



Then I took it a step further, encouraged by the success of the pancakes.  Pink Hot Chocolate!!!!  This has no chocolate in it.  It has vanilla and chocolate flavored liquid setvia drops.  It is SUPER low carb cause I used almond milk.

For 3 cups of milk I added 10 drops of vanilla stevia, 10 drops chocolate stevia, and 1 tablespoon beet puree.  My girls LOVED it.  What a nice treat for a cold rainy day!

Guess what, you can also make PINK LEMONADE!
Simply add 1 teaspoon beet puree to 1/3 cup lemon juice. Add 2 cups ice and about 4-5 cups water.  1 or 2 droppers full of lemon flavored liquid setvia!!!! WOW, it doesn't taste like beets at all!  Kid approved!

I saw some pink chocolate chip cookies on PINTREST.  I am going to try adding some beet puree to my chocolate chip cookie recipe for some color too!  Pink applesauce, pink banana bread, dinner rolls, white cake.....color anything that has a light hue. The possibilities are endless. This is a great activity if you are doing the Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann.

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