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Discover the Delight of Cold Beetroot Soup

Uncover the refreshing and vibrant flavours of cold beetroot soup in a simple cookery activity with your children!

Origins of Cold Beetroot Soup

Cold beetroot soup, has a long and rich history originating from Northern Europe. It is believed to have been developed in Baltic countries centuries ago, and it has since become a popular dish in many countries around the world!

Another interesting aspect of the history of cold beetroot soup is its cultural significance. In Baltic countries, the soup is not just a dish but also a symbol of national identity and heritage. It is often made during the hot summer months and is very popular for its refreshing tastes! 

The soup is also of a very unique pink colour and will look like a fun experiment for the children!

Dive into the experiment of making the beetroot soup!

The recipe is as simple as it could be and has many nutritious ingredients!

You will need a fresh cucumber, hard boiled eggs, cooked beetroots, kefir, dills, green onion, some salt to taste and lemon juice! Grate all the ingredients through the grater, chop the dill and green onions, mix everything with kefir and add pinch of salt and little lemon juice! Your cold soup is ready!

This dish is popular for its health benefits in Northern Europe and usually is served with steaming hot potatoes on the side!


Health Benefits of Cold Beetroot Soup

Cold beetroot soup not only delights the taste buds but also offers several health benefits. Beetroots, the main ingredient of the soup, are packed with essential nutrients. They are a great source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and promotes a healthy gut. Beetroots are also rich in antioxidants, specifically betalains, which have been linked to various health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cardiovascular health.

Furthermore, beetroots are known for their high nitrate content. Nitrate is converted into nitric oxide in the body, which helps to relax and dilate blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow and lower blood pressure. This can have positive effects on heart health and overall circulation. Additionally, beetroots are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and folate, which are important for maintaining a strong immune system and supporting overall wellbeing.

Incorporating cold beetroot soup into your and your children's diet can be a delicious way to reap these health benefits. Its refreshing and hydrating nature makes it a perfect addition to a balanced and nutritious meal plan. Whether you enjoy it as a starter, main course, or even as a light snack, cold beetroot soup provides a flavourful and healthy option that is sure to satisfy both your taste buds and your body.