Beetroot, Thyme & Goats Cheese Loaf

Beetroot, Thyme & Goats Cheese Loaf

Guys, this is good. In fact this is so good that I urge you to bake this loaf of goodness as soon as you get your hands on a pack of beetroot. As slice (or two) of this loaf make for a great snack or can be enjoyed as a good companion to a salad or soup. It’s common knowledge that beetroot, goats cheese, pumpkin seeds and thyme are a winning team. Are you ready? So is my tummy! 

the beets of your heart

Do you like eating beets? Well, your body will thank you for that! Beetroots contain a variety of minerals that help to boost your immune system (iron, selenium and zinc), support healthy teeth and your bones (calcium, phosphorus). Beetroots are also a good source for vitamin C, an antioxidant that prevents cell damage, enhances iron absorption and supports collagen production. Another compound that can be found in beetroots is betaine which reduces fatty deposits in the liver and helps to protect from toxic residues. Eating beetroots in whatever form you choose (though note that their nutritional value is highest in the form of cold-pressed juice) can also help to lower high blood pressure thanks to nitrates that help to relax your blood vessels. Beetroots are low in calories (~43ckal/100g), have very low carbohydrates (~10g/100g) and almost no fat. Just as a little reminder: your blood may turn red/pinkish after consumption of beetroot, so don’t be alarmed but instead positively surprised – life is colourful! 

 

Prep Time: 15 min

Baking Time: 40-45 min 

Total Time: 55-60 min

Servings: 10 slices 

 

For this recipe you will need: 

 

250g cooked beetroot

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

3/4 cup wholewheat or spelt flour

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

100g soft goats cheese 

1 tbsp dried thyme 

1 tsp sea salt 

pepper to taste 

 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the beetroot, chia seeds, flax seeds and olive oil.
  3. Pour this mixture into a big bowl and add in the goats cheese, dried thyme, salt and pepper. Add in the flour and stir until all is well combines. Last fold in the pumpkin seeds and keep a few to add on top of the loaf.  Transfer to a rectangular loaf tin that’s lines with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. 
  4. Serve while still warm or even toasted with a bit of soft goats cheese, honey and thyme on top! Enjoy ♥



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