Between covid, my daughter headed back to school (aka the land of germs), and not getting enough sleep, I can use all the nutrients I can get lately. While no food can make you immune to all the viruses out there, eating healthy can certainly help your body fight them.
Enter this vibrant apple beet banana smoothie. Beets are so underrated. While people spend big bucks buying expensive imported super foods, there are plenty of amazing local, affordable and nutrient packed foods right near by.
The humble beet happens to be one of these unsung heroes, an absolute health rock star. So for your body, immune system, and taste buds, it’s time to make this beets banana smoothie!
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Banana Beetroot Smoothie Ingredients
To make this delicious smoothie you’ll need:
- Raw Beet
- Plant Based Milk (I used rice almond milk)
- Lemon Juice
Beetroot Banana Smoothie Instructions
Beets can be on the pulpy side so you’ll need to blend this smoothie well. To keep it nice and chilled and perfect, it’s best if you can freeze your bananas before making.
Frozen bananas come in handy in so many smoothies, smoothie bowls and nice creams that I always keep some bananas on hand in my freezer, but if you don’t, then just peel your banana, break it into chunks, and freeze it for at least a couple of hours.
If you don’t have time to freeze bananas, you can use a smaller amount of milk and add in a handful of ice cubes.
Peel and cut your beet into chunks. Core and cut your apple into chunks as well. Throw the beet, apple, frozen banana, milk and lemon juice into the blender and blend until smooth. As mentioned above, it might take a bit longer then with a regular smoothie to really smooth it out.
Can You Eat Beets Raw?
Beets can absolutely be eaten raw! In fact, they are more nutrient rich with more minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins then their cooked counterparts!
Health Benefits of Beets
There have been several studies proving that beetroot juice improves athletic performance allowing athletes to push harder and farther before they are exhausted.
Beets are packed with fiber, water and low in calories making them a fantastic weight loss food. The fiber and the water ensure you stay fuller longer, making them a great addition to any meal.
On top of all this, they are great for brain health, gut health, blood pressure, inflammation, eye health and heart disease. If you are looking for more ways to pack beets into your diet you can also checkout this coleslaw.
You might also love our Banana Overnight Oats recipe too!
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- 1 Medium Beet
- 2 Large Frozen Bananas*
- 1 Medium Green Apple
- 2 Cups Plant Milk**
- 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- Peel and cut your beet into large chunks.
- Cut apple into large chunks as well.
- Add beet, frozen bananas, apple chunks, plant milk, and lemon juice to the blender and blend until smooth. Beets tend to be have a lot of texture so blend for a bit longer then you would another kind of smoothie.
* If you don't have frozen bananas on hand you can peel and break your bananas into chunks and then freeze them for a couple of hours. If you don't have time for that you can add a large handful of ice cubes to the blender and put around 1/2 cup less milk.
** I used a rice almond milk blend, but whichever is your favorite is fine.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g