Beetroot has also long been used to boost energy as It provides easily assimilated iron when combined with vitamin C. This super tasty mash is ideal as a side or even on it's own if you need a pick me up comfort food boost!
In fact, if you are looking for mood supporting food, this recipe works in more ways than just fixing a carb craving. That's because beetroot contains the B vitamin folate which studies show can help boost the effects of antidepressant treatment. Researchers at Melbourne University, Australia looking into whether nutraceuticals boosted the effects of antidepressants found two randomised controlled studies affirming they did.
So, whether you are seeking functional foods or simply something tasty, this recipe is easy and ideal.
3 medium sized sweet potatoes
3 cooked beetroots
Add the sweet potatoes in the microwave for 10-12 minutes until inside is soft or bake in the oven. Peel of the skin and mix in a food processor with the beetroots until you get a creamy consistency. Serve!