Granny Gerry's Original Beet Soup


My grandparents have always had a garden, on the farm and still today after moving to town.  Every year they grow lots of beets and although I have different ways I enjoy this root vegetable this simple ORIGINAL recipe is still a favourite!  I have slightly altered it with the type of sugar and vinegar but it is still true and original to my grandmothers recipe!  Enjoy!

  • 8 - 10 Beets & Leaves Chopped
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1/8 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar (coconut palm sugar is low on the glycemic index, so I prefer to use it because it won't spike your blood sugar)

Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan or slow cooker.  Cover with water and add the Apple Cider and Palm Sugar.  Bring to a boil and simmer until beets are tender.  Serve immediately or can in mason jars.  Now back in the day they added a drizzle of farm fresh cream to make a Borscht.  Once in a while I like to enjoy that delight, it reminds me of being a kid visiting my grandparents farm!  Enjoy!

*** Juicy Tip - Beets are high in vitamin C which helps to strengthen your immune system.  They also contain fiber, and essential minerals like potassium, and manganese.  A single serving of beets can boost your energy and help to lower your blood pressure.  Eating beets long-term helps prevent cancer, and reduce arthritic pain.  Live Juicy!