The simplest and healthiest recipe for beetroot puree with orange

Food can be great allies to improve our health or help us with specific body problems. This recipe from Fundación Alicia uses beets as a base, a tuber rich in fiber and vitamins such as B9, highly recommended when there are fertility problems. It is also very beneficial to consume this vegetable before conception and during pregnancy. This preparation also includes orange, which provides Vitamin C.

This recipe is part of the book Fertility and Mediterranean Diet, Keys to improve your reproductive capacity with a healthy and balanced diet, developed by a group of doctors in conjunction with Fundación Alicia. It is a guide on the role of diet on fertility, and the importance of following a Mediterranean diet pattern. It contains the scientific evidence that relates nutrition and fertility, together with practical organization advice, menu proposals and a wide variety of recipes and culinary ideas to incorporate those essential nutrients for this period in an easy and practical way.

This recipe has many virtues. It is very healthy, easy to make, it has few ingredients, it is tasty and you can use it as a side dish. Try it!

Beetroot and orange purée

Ingredients for 4 people

2 medium beets
1 orange
1 clove garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
2 each. sesame
1 s. apple cider vinegar or white wine
iodized salt (optional)
Black pepper


  1. In a saucepan with water and vinegar, add the peeled beets and the garlic clove and cook until soft. Next, go through a potato mill.
  2. Put the resulting puree in another saucepan with a tablespoon of olive oil, the previously squeezed orange juice and stir with a spatula until smooth and achieve the desired texture.
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Serve with the toasted sesame seeds and a little orange peel on top.

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