Citrus Glazed Beet Salad with Cashew Cream- fresh beets roasted in a simple citrus glaze and served with fresh fennel, orange segments, crushed pistachios and a silky cashew cream. Perfect for entertaining or to serve as a healthy side item. (vegan, gluten-free + grain-free)
I have a burning question for you…how often do you eat beets?
It’s seems to me like it’s one of those foods that people only eat on occasion. Even though I have a ton of recipes featuring them, like salads, smoothies, juices, and even veggie burgers, it’s rare that I eat beets on a daily or even weekly basis.
I was reminded of that when I ordered a salad similar to this one during our most recent visit to California. I loved how the citrus highlighted the natural flavor of the beets and the cashew cream provided a luxurious texture. It was such an amazing combination that I knew I had to recreate it at home.
In addition to tasting incredible, the citrus (specifically the vitamin C) is actually very important to helping our bodies absorb the iron in beets.
I’ve been fortunate enough that I’ve never suffered from an iron deficiency but I’ve had family members that have and I know that making beet salads every day isn’t a realistic solution. Sometimes supplements are the best way to assure that we’re getting what we need and with the current lack of regulations, it’s super important to make sure they come from a brand you can trust.
You guys already know I’m a raving fan of MegaFood and I’m excited to help spread the word about their clinically proven product Blood Builder which was created specifically to help boost iron levels*. Made with a combination of whole foods like farm-fresh beets, broccoli and organic oranges, it’s gentle enough that you can take on an empty stomach.
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pregnant, or simply a menstruating female, you might be at risk for iron deficiency so please make sure you are getting checked out on a regular basis.
In the meantime, it’s also important to focus on eating your fruit and vegetables so I hope you find the time to try this salad. It’s not the fastest of recipes but I promise it’s worth it!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
This post was created in partnership with MegaFood. I’m proud to work with brands that care about the health of it’s consumers and the planet. As always, all opinions and text are my own.