Raw Beets with Avocado, Grapefruit and Sprouts Sandwich.

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This is a very summery sandwich to me. Its bright, light, refreshing and surprisingly delicious!

I personally love beets! Most people around me in my life don’t care for them too much (I’m pretty sure they are just scared), but I cannot get enough of that delicious beautiful veg. Not only are they yummy but they are slam packed with nutrients, antioxidants, electrolytes and dietary nitrates.

They also have a long list of health benefits, some including:

  • Improve energy and stamina (because we all need more energy!)
  • Support heart health
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
  • Promoting circulation and a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Help reduce inflammation

So, beets are pretty much nature’s perfect food. Not to mention they are beyond beautiful! I happen to LOVE drawing, doodling, and painting beets! I think it’s just the rich complementary colors that make them so stunning and fun to illustrate.

Left uncooked, beets are not only crunchy and refreshing but also surprisingly substantial, making a satisfying base for this sandwich. The sprouts are a bitter counterpoint, the grapefruit is sweet and juicy and the avocado adds the much needed element of richness.

This sandwich is filled with all the goods!

 

For this recipe I used the bread that I had on hand, which happens to be the kind of bread I pretty much always have. Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain breads, I tend to buy the sesame, but I will switch it up sometimes. For this sandwich I used the sesame bread and I toasted it – giving the sandwich a bit more texture.

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The sandwich is very easy to assemble, and you may get your hands a bit dirty preparing the beets. But hey! food is supposed to be fun, so don’t be afraid to get a little dirty.

Raw Beets with Avocado, Grapefruit and Sprouts sandwich.
Recipe Type: Sandwich
Author: Rachael Griffin
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 sandwiches
Ingredients
  • 2 medium beets, peeled and julienned
  • 1 tablespoon plus a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, thinly sliced and scooped.
  • 8 slices of your bread of choice
  • 1 cup loosely packed sprouts
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, toss the beets in 1 tablespoon of the oil, the lemon juice, ,1 teaspoon of the salt, and pepper to taste and set aside until ready to use.
  2. Cut the grapefruit into supremes.
  3. Toast the bread if you wish.
  4. Evenly layer the avocado slices on 4 slices of the bread. Drizzle some oil on the avocado and season with salt and pepper. Top with the grapefruit, beets, and sprouts. Place the remaining 4 slices on top, cut if you wish and serve.
Notes
This recipe is for 4 sandwiches, but feel free to tweak it as you wish for 1 sandwich. I personally think it’s wonderful to have these ingredients already prepared and in the fridge so that you could assemble one of these quickly when the craving hits!

 

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