I posted about this quick smoothie idea on my weight-loss blog but it's so good I have to share it here, too. I've literally made it daily since coming up with the idea last week.
Yes. It's THAT good BUT, you have to kinda be into beets.
This isn't one of those "hide the healthy stuff in a smoothie" ideas. The healthy stuff is beets and this smoothie tastes like beets -- in a good way!
Listen, I get the beet-hate. Have you seen my old post where I made beets for the first time? Click here to see it. The Husband's face alone is worth the click. Seriously.
It took me a long time to embrace beets but now I can't get enough and I'm glad! From all the research I've done online beets can lower blood pressure, boost stamina, fight inflammation, have anti-cancer properties, are rich in valuable nutrients and fiber and can aid in detoxification.
As The Husband says every time I make them, "Beets can't be beat!" -- Yes, it gets old. *eye roll*
Anyway, this smoothie is SO easy, low calorie and full of fiber, protein, vitamin K, riboflavin, folate, selenium, vitamin C and manganese, it's a powerhouse!
Here's what I did,
- 1 cooked (roasted or boiled) beet 2.5 oz (72 grams)
- About ½ cup frozen blueberries (75g)
- About ½ cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks (75g)
- 3 tbsp pasteurized liquid egg white (from carton) (46g)
Put everything in the blender. Blend.
Note: It's best to but the beets and pineapple closest to the blade and then the frozen blueberries. This will help prevent the dreaded blade spin with nothing processing.
I did get both kids to try it because it looked super yummy…
…but they were not into the beet flavor at all.
I can only hope they someday see the light, as I have. 🙂
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|130||1g||5g||old: 2||new: 3|