Since The Green Dinosaur Smoothie was so popular, I decided to share another family favorite around here. Here it is…Beetalicious…
I hope I don’t scare some of you off with the addition of raw beets into this one, but I assure you this is fabulous. It’s rich, creamy and what an amazing color it turns out to be! WOW! Oh yeah, if you can believe it, my three year old goes crazy over this one. Here are the health benefits once again to turn you into a beet lover. Beets provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support. Beets help guard the body against heart disease and certain cancers. Beets are a good source of folic acid and potassium. Beets also provide Vitamins A and C, calcium and iron, and add fiber to the diet. Okay though, if you really and truly can’t handle the beets, just omit and throw something else in like raw baby spinach, but maybe you should try it just once. Come on, try it…take The Beetalicious Challenge. After you try it, come back and post…Let let me know what you think!
The Beetalicious Smoothie
5 oz unsweetened almond milk
5 oz fresh squeezed clementine or orange juice
1/2-1 cup peeled and shredded raw beets (start out with 1/2 cup to see how it tastes, you can always add more the next time you make it)
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1/2 an avocado
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp flax seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.