Fertility Friendly Recipe - Beetroot and Mint Dip

Our third fertility friendly recipe from RHG Partner, Rosie Tadman, is a refreshing Beetroot and Mint Dip. If you have missed her previous 2 recipes, you can access them via the links below:

Beetroots are a fantastic source of the antioxidant resveratrol, which is thought to help combat against age-related infertility. They also supply nitrates known to improve blood flow to the sexual organs, making them useful for male fertility and for supporting a healthy uterus during embryo implantation.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6-8 (as a side dip)

Ingredients:

  • 450g of fresh beetroot
  • 1 whole garlic
  • Zest and juice of a large unwaxed lemon
  • 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 30g fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tsp of crème fresh (optional)

Method 

  1. Scrub the beetroot and cut into 8ths
  2. Melt the coconut oil and toss the beetroot it the oil/ drizzle the oil over beetroot on a baking tray.
  3. On a baking tray spread out the beetroot and the whole garlic bulb (leave it whole). Place these in the oven, on 200celcius, for 30 minutes, until the beetroot has softened.
  4. In a food processor/ blender place the beetroot, lemon, olive oil, salt, mint and squeeze out the garlic from the cloves.
  5. Pulse the mixture until roughly blended – do not do it until smooth – leave the beetroot ‘grainy’ and with texture
  6. Then you have the option to stir in crème fraiche for an added creamy taste.