Vata Pacifying & Immune Boosting Beets – Underground Ayurveda Kitchen

April 1, 2020 | Dr. Michael Bittner

Baked Red Beets

Serves 2


1 large red beet

Fresh thyme (6 -10 individual sprigs)

Coconut or olive oil (1/8 cup max)

Himalayan Salt



Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place baking sheet in pan and coat with coconut or olive oil

Wash the beet

Trim away leaves and slice off top and bottom to create flat surface.

Peel the beet.

Square the beet by slicing off edges.

Begin to cut ¼” sections, and then again, eventually cubing all pieces.

Place cubes in bowl and drizzle with coconut or olive oil

Strip thyme from stem, chop coarsely, and sprinkle over the beet cubes.

Add salt and pepper to taste (not too much)

Mix all together.

Empty the beet onto the baking sheet, spreading out the cubes.

Cook for 10 – 12 minutes

Remove from oven and serve with basmati rice.

Dr. Michael Bittner

Dr. Michael Bittner, Ph.D. has received extensive education in yogic breathing and mediation in India and the United States. He holds credentials in yoga, Ayurveda, acupressure, Taoism, spiritual coaching and Feng Shui. Currently, he practices in Boise, ID at ZenSpot Institute for Vedic and Taoist Studies and teaches around the globe.

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