These colourful veggie patties are really versatile and nutritious. In nature, colour can often be a strong indicator of a high concentration of nutrients and these traffic light inspired veggie patties are no exception. The rich colours come from phytochemicals present in the spinach, carrot and beetroot.
Spinach contains chlorophyll which is the most common green pigment in plants and is thought to benefit natural detoxification when ingested. Spinach also contains another pigment called Lutein, which is a yellow pigment and can be incorporated into the macula of the eye and protect the retina from blue light, helping to stave off light damage.
Carrot contains beta carotene which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. It acts as an antioxidant and is essential for healthy skin and eyes.
Beetroot contains the red pigment betalain, which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
We have included our Vegetable Broth into this recipe which provides added flavour and B Vitamins. Quinoa has also been used in the recipe as a source of complete protein. You can use this recipe to make healthy patties for a burger, or rolled into balls for a colourful nourish bowl. Get creative and enjoy!