While contemplating which root I was going to choose for this quickly developed bowl, I decided why not use both? There's an extra sweetness that carrots bring to the table to help tame down the richness of our bright and electric colored beet! Not only do these roots pack a great source of fiber and micronutrients with their beautiful colors, but they are also low in calories. Māla Girl believes more in count chemicals not calories, but for those of you who count, you sure can eat A LOT of veggies and keep your calorie count in check. :)
I love how well cinnamon plays with beets and since both Mystic Maca AND Fireball Basil contain that super spice, I decided to make this with both and let you decide which one works best for you!
What's the difference you ask? Well, Mystic Maca brings a little bit more of a warming comfort element to the bowl. Her cinnamon profile is in the chai flavor zone, meaning its subtle and plays around with other sweet and warming spices like nutmeg, exotic cardamom, ginger, cloves, but then also turmeric, black pepper and maca powder to give your body an energy boost with a balance of savory flavor.
Fireball Basil carries cinnamon in a much more powerful way! She says cinnamon is a star and lets her shine with her partner in crime cayenne pepper! There are other supporting spices that keep this girl bold, like ginger, allspice, holy basil to bring a subtle richness and immunity boosting element along with classic savory combinations of onion, roasted garlic, celery, sea salt and dulse to name a few.
After making this, even Cosmic Curry stayed on the bench, but she could have suited up and held her own as well. Which ever mood your tastebuds are in, each one of these mixes will pack all the flavor you need for a delicious meal! We would love to hear your favorite!