I’ll confess: the first thing that drew me to this recipe was the pretty pink color in the picture on the recipe!
I’m easy that way.
Then, I read that it contained beets, and I wasn’t going to try it. However, beets are often called one of the world’s healthiest foods. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties.
They are high in folate, manganese and potassium. They also provide significant fiber and copper!
I can’t even taste “beets” in this smoothie recipe. Try it and you’ll see!
Banana Beet Smoothie
4 small raw beets, peeled and cut in bite-sized pieces (if your blender is not strong enough, steam beets first for easier blending)
1 small banana (for a thicker smoothie, use a frozen banana)
1 small green apple, chopped
1 small sweet Meyer lemon, juice only
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Place all ingredients in the blend. Blend until smooth.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 407, Calories from Fat: 11, Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 317 mg, Potassium: 2027 mg, Carbohydrates: 97 g, Fiber: 15 g, Sugar: 70 g, Protein: 9 g.
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