Beet & Berry Smoothie

After hearing about all of the health benefits of beets, Oscar and I decided to pick some up on our next shopping trip and start incorporating them into our smoothies. Boy was that a good choice. Not only did we enjoy a sweet new flavor in our breakfast smoothie but it also kept us hydrated and energized throughout the day. Plus its nice to mix things up a bit every now and then.

I’ve never prepared fresh beets but thank goodness for this wonderful tool that’s out there called – YouTube. I watched a 10 minute video presentation to help get me started and then I was on my way. After some online recipe research and a little experimentation, I came up with my own delicious creation:

Pretty intense color, eh?

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of carrot orange juice or regular OJ  (see photo below)
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
1/4 cup of beets
handful of chopped mango & strawberries
1 banana (optional)
tbsp of honey

Combine ingredients, hit blend or pulse on your blender and voila! Your supercharged, healthy breakfast is here!

   Now for some fun facts about our friend the Beet:

  • Powerful anti-oxidant and cancer-fighting agent
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Strengthens bones
  • Protects your heart
  • Aids in weight loss – Yayy!!

For more information on the health benefits of beets and recipes, visit this website:
http://whfoods.org/genpage.phptname=foodspice&dbid=49&utm_source=bulletin_click&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bulletin_email

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