It’s kind of ironic for me to be sharing a beet smoothie bowl considering what I wrote in my fails post last year. Let’s just say I had a few comments that caused me to rethink that statement and give the ol’ beet smoothie another try.
What I discovered is that I don’t like roasted beets in my smoothie. I should have realized that was the issue sooner because I like beet juice made from raw beets. But when they’re roasted they take on a sweeter flavor that just doesn’t taste right coming through a straw. Or in this case, a spoon.
So raw beet smoothies. They’re where it’s at, people! I know peeling beets first thing in the morning is so NOT happening, but you can do it ahead of time, chop them up and seal them in a container in the refrigerator for the rest of the week. Problemo Solved.
My favorite beet smoothie combo is made with frozen berries, spinach and a little bit of almond milk. For an extra kick of nutrition, I’ve also been adding MegaFood’s Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder which I find helps keep me energized throughout the day.
Each scoop contains a blend of B12, herbs, beet root and organic green tea leaf specifically selected for their ability to support energy levels, healthy metabolism, and your body’s response to stress.*
I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker but I’m still human and appreciate a little boost to help keep me going in the morning. I love that the Daily Energy Booster gives me a natural alternative that I can use in virtually any smoothie combination because the flavors are so subtle.
That said, I personally recommend trying the beet combo because beets are super good for you. Here are just a few health benefits that they offer:
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- Rich in nitrates which can help increase circulation
- Good source of B-vitamin folate to support heart health
- Source of betaine, an amino acid that can help prevent and reduce fat accumulation in the liver
- High fiber content which aids in healthy digestion
They also make for a pretty smoothie which is great way to trick little ones (or big ones) into drinking their veggies. Cheers to beet smoothies!
- 1 medium-size beet, peeled (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop Daily Energy
- 1 to 2 pitted dates, honey, or maple syrup to sweeten
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add sweetener as needed, to taste. Serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Reprinted with kind permission of MegaFood
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.