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