HeartBEET Smoothie

This year, I’m all into creating Valentine’s-themed treats. Anything with pink or red hues, I’m all for it. Although Valentine’s Day is generally associated with rich chocolate and decadent sweets, I believe it’s time to change that. Today, I have created a wholesome, energizing beet smoothie with a swoon-worthy magenta color just for you.

If you’re looking to start adding veggies into your smoothies, but you aren’t quite ready to dive headfirst into kale smoothie land, then I would definitely recommend giving this recipe a go. Have no fear, beets add a pop of color, have a mild, sweet taste, and are chock-full of health benefits. Beets are high in fiber and iron and are known to have detoxification and anti-inflammatory qualities… so drink up!

During this month of romance, show yourself some love and create this energy-boosting beet smoothie.

 

When possible, I love buying my fruits and veggies from farmer’s markets
When possible, I love buying my fruits and veggies from farmer’s markets.
Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • 1 small beet
  • 1 chopped frozen banana
  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon of maple

 

 

Directions:
  1. Wash the beet and cut it into quarters. (Steam beets first if you don’t have a high-powered blender.)
  2. Chuck all ingredients into a high-powered blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.

 

This smoothie is full of substance with just the right amount of earthiness
This smoothie is full of substance with just the right amount of earthiness.

 

I love how beets act as a natural dye!
I love how beets act as a natural dye!

 

Emma Gangbar is a high school student from Canada. Emma loves taking pictures of pretty things, recipe-creating, Scott Hellman’s songs, and farmers’ market hopping. You can find her window shopping (and real shopping), baking (and brunching), or on a vacation (as well as a staycation)!

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