The Whole Beet Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Emma Andrews on October 14, 2014 , categorized in Smoothies, Workout Fuel

whole beet smoothie

Avoid the temptation to pitch the leafy green stems of your fresh beets. They are nutrient powerhouses too! Try them out in this whole beet smoothie recipe to take advantage of the nutritional benefits from both the beetroot and the leaves.

Beetroot is a good source of  folate, and beet greens provide antioxidant vitamin A and are an excellent source of vitamin K. While this recipe calls for raw beet greens, beet greens can be served steamed, or sautéed as well. Try blending both beetroot and beet grams together into this post-workout smoothie today!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 serving Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • ½ cup frozen blackberries, or blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp coconut manna (butter, not oil), or 2 Tbsp dried and flaked coconut (unsweetened and sulphite-free)
  • 1 medium raw beet root, diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • ¼ cup beet greens

Preparation

  1. Add liquid ingredient to the blender first (coconut water, lemon juice), followed by Vega Sport Performance Protein.

  2. Last, add the remaining ingredients (frozen berries, coconut meat, beetroot and greens).

  3. Blend for 1 minute or until very smooth.

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified in Plant-based Cooking. An endurance runner and cross-training addict, Emma believes the kitchen is your playground. She loves exploring new and innovative ingredients, recipes and food trends almost as much as she loves beating a personal best in trail and road races all around North America. Her motto? “Live a life that’s anything but average!” Learn more about her work as a public speaker and wellness educator at emmamazing.com or join her on social @emmamazing_life

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