PlantBased.com: What is your favorite fruit?
Ryan Becklund: It’s tough to settle on just one, but I have to go with passionfruit. Raspberries are a close second!
PlantBased.com: What is your favorite vegetable?
Ryan Becklund: Cauliflower has been my favorite lately, but I have to stay true to my roots and go with beets!
PlantBased.com: What’s so great about passionfruit?
Ryan Becklund: The best thing about passionfruit is taste. It is tart, exotic, and full of flavor. It has beautiful color and unique texture, unlike any other fruit I’ve had. The only downside is how tiny it is! I am usually so excited to eat it that just slice it down the middle and scoop it out with a spoon, but it can be commonly found in juice too. Packed full of antioxidants and fiber, this fruit is a tiny powerhouse for health!
PlantBased.com: What are the trick to eating more beets?
Ryan Becklund: Growing up, I was the only kid around who loved beets. As I got older I started to realize that because of their earthy flavor they were a vegetable that was either loved or hated depending on the person. I always felt that something so naturally colorful must be full of nutrients and beets did not disappoint! They offer a full range of vitamins and help keep blood pressure levels low. They are versatile too! They are great for smoothies, salads, juicing, topping a veggie burger, and my all time favorite roasting them up and drizzling some balsamic vinegar and basil on top!