Everyone can always use more vegetable in their life. If you eat your greens, we applaud your efforts and you are doing your body a great service. That said, it’s paramount to include vegetables of all different colors. And one of the most nutrient-dense veggies you can easily add to smoothies is the mighty beet. It is rich in antioxidant compounds that help encourage detoxification, and you can easily mellow the subtle, earthy flavor by incorporating it into smoothies.
The great thing about beets is that they boast an impressive nutritional profile, but they are very low in calories. In fact, they contain almost all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Beets contain fiber, folate, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, iron, and other antioxidants. Copper is an integral mineral that the body needs for energy production and the synthesis of certain neurotransmitters. Folate plays a key role in growth, development, and heart health, while manganese is necessary fo nutrient metabolism, brain function, and bone formation.
While beets are impressive on the nutritional front, we cannot ignore the little nutrient powerhouses that are blueberries. They are rich in anthocyanin, a compound that gives them their blueish hue and optimizes skin, bone, and heart health. Plus, blueberries are naturally rich in vitamin C, which can help boost immune function and improve collagen’s ability to smooth out wrinkles. So, you get all of these benefits and more when you enjoy this smoothie!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 3/4 c blueberries, frozen overnight
- 1/2 c beets, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 c homemade almond milk
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a large cup and enjoy.