Sweet Beet Smoothie

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After many trials and errors in beet smoothie making, I’ve learned it’s always a good idea to balance their earthy flavor with something sweet.  Granted, my favorite combination is beets, kale, and cocoa, but that can take an adjusted palate to appreciate. This bright beet smoothie is perfect for anyone scared of beets. The strawberries mellow out the sharp beet flavor. The agave and maca add extra sweetness. And the almond milk gives it a little creaminess. With a scoop of protein powder, this midday snack can become a meal to power anyone through a busy day.

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Sweet Beet Smoothie

Serves 1.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c beets, peeled and diced
  • 1 c strawberries, frozen
  • 1/2 c coconut water
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1 T agave nectar
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1/2 c ice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

Steps:

  1. Add ingredients in order to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutrition:

Per serving: 227 kcal, 51 g carbs, 2 g fat, 5 g protein, 204 mg sodium, 39 g sugar

Micronutrients (%DV): 31% potassium, 30 % calcium, 162 % vitamin C, 14% iron

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