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Pink Beet Smoothie

Pink Beet Smoothie

Hi Everyone! I am writing this post late on a Friday night after a crazy, exhausting week. I have a problem of taking on too many projects at once and running myself into the ground until I’m super run down. Why do us women do this to ourselves!!?? I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect, and do everything perfect, and then when I realize I can’t DO EVERYTHING I feel like I have failed and I’m so hard on myself. I’m sure SO MANY of you can relate! I need to stop this asap! Okay, enough of my rant, let’s get to this delicious pink smoothie which helps me get through my day!

It’s no secret I LOVE Beets, I probably eat at least one a day, in the form of a smoothie, juice or in a salad. I have heard a lot lately that most people don’t generally like beet smoothies because they taste too much like dirt. When you are adding beet to a smoothie it can be an acquired taste and texture if you don’t use the right ingredients to make it more palatable. I found the secret is to make a creamy beet smoothie and add extra sweetness; in this case, I added hemp seeds to create a wonderfully creamy texture and dates for extra sweetness.

I recently visited the doctor for an annual physical, and we reviewed my blood test results. My doctor was shocked to see my perfect iron levels (he said, any higher and I would have toxicity), which I contribute to all the beets I eat since they are high in iron and an awesome blood builder!

Why you should be eating more beets:

  • One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.
  • Those who drank beet juice prior to exercise were able to exercise for up to 16 percent longer.
  • Unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress.
  • The betalin pigments in beets support your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process, which is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body.

Lear more about the health benefits here.

Goodnight, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Pink Beet Smoothie
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Pink Beet Smoothie
Delicious vegan creamy beet smoothie for energy and detox.
Author: Crystal Bonnet
Ingredients
  • 1/2 small beet chopped and peeled
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 2 dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maca root powder optional
  • 1 cup almond milk or any vegan mylk
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Recipe Notes
If the beet is large only use 1/4.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Margaret
    September 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    What can I use instead of milk?

    • Reply
      Crystal
      September 26, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Margaret,

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog! My recipes do not contain dairy; I used almond milk for this recipe but you can use any vegan “milk”. Instead of using a vegan milk you can just use water. Hope that helps! thanks!

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