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Berry Beet Energizing Smoothie Bowl – Vegan + Sugar Free

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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:

  • 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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.

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