Somehow I’ve always found that adding vegetables to our smoothies don’t make them taste so great. After my first fast (post on that soon) I became a number 1 fan of juice extractors but I know that fiber and pulp is lost in an incredible way when using fruit extractor for juices than when making smoothies. And that is because just like juices the fruit itself is somehow lost. That means that as a personal opinion I stay with smoothies all the way.
Spinach, cucumber, greens, and beets are the few vegetables I do use on smoothies, any other thing I do believe it makes the taste pretty weird. So this time goes for beets.
Wait….you’re saying BEETS IN MY DRINK?
Oh yes! and trust me, you will love it, and probably won’t even find out you have beets in it, and yet you will get the whole nutritional benefits of them. Also if you are training like many of us right know for an upcoming event, you will be more than charged to start your training session if you use it as a pre workout meal
1 Beet (82 g aprox) provides 1.3 g protein, 9% of Dietary Fiber, 13% of Manganese requirements and 4% of iron, amongst many other nutrients.
¨Beat¨ The Beet Smoothie (Serves 2)
2/3 cup frozen raspberries
2 cups frozen strawberries
1/3 cup blueberries
1/3 cup of beets (I use cooked leftovers from another preparation, but if you don’t have time you can add it peeled and raw)
Add all ingredients in a blender and Blend.