5 Super-Healthy Beetroot Drinks And Snacks You’ll Keep Coming Back To

Beetroot latte anyone?


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You’ll love these beetroot snacks and drinks… And not just because they taste good – they’re also really good for you.

Let’s hear it for vegetable nitrates – hero compounds with sight-protecting powers. According to the Westmead Institute For Medical Research, scientists discovered people who ate 100 to 142mg daily (spinach has around 20mg of veggie nitrates per 100g, while beetroot packs nearly 15mg) had a 35 percent lower risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration (a major cause of vision loss) than those who scored less than 69mg.

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Want to sip your nitrates? Try Rugani 100% Beetroot Juice Blend (RuganiJuice.co.za). Here, four more beetroot drinks and snacks you’ll love…

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The Oaklands Whey Beet Kvass

R 110

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Tummy troubles? Then you’ll want to try this fermented beetroot drink. Beet kvass has alkalising and energising properties; it also helps to balance the body and combat icky issues like indigestion, reflux, constipation and fatigue.

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Good Life Organic Beetroot Powder

R 198

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Don’t have time to peel beetroots… or just not a fan of permanently pink fingers? For every tablespoon of beetroot powder, you get the nutrient value of a whole, fresh beetroot. Add to smoothies and juices. Boom.

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Superlatte Beetroot & Cocoa

R 120

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Warming. Nourishing. Cleansing. This freshly ground beetroot blended with iron-rich organic cocoa is that – and more.

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Gracious Bakers Beetroot Crackers

R 45

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Looking for a carb-clever snack? These crackers are rich in iron and vitamin B9 and packed with protein and healthy fats. You’ll love the earthy flavour.

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