Berry Beet Antioxidant Smoothie

It’s officially smoothie weather! I blinked and we’re at that time of the year (at least in Texas) where it’s already warm in the mornings. Joy and I often go for a walk together in the morning and I’ve been taking a smoothie with me to knock out breakfast (#momlife) and to provide something refreshing amidst all the humidity.
I often like to switch up my smoothies with a unique ingredient or two. From beets to turmeric to lemon juice, I’m all about a slight twist to a classic recipe. It had been a couple years since my last beet smoothie recipe and my sister in law recently gave me some cooked beets she picked up at Costco. I like to use cooked beets in salads but then I always run out of other ways to use them so into smoothies they go!
KISS Tip: This recipe calls for cooked beets that are already prepared to make it quick and simple, but you can also buy beets fresh from the produce aisle and prepare them yourself (roasted, sauteed, steamed – any way you like!). Just make sure the stalks and leaves are still attached as this indicates freshness!
In case you’re wondering, the beet flavor is only slightly detectable. I wouldn’t say it’s hidden but it’s certainly not a strong flavor. The berry flavors to a greta job of offsetting the earthiness but you still get all that beet nutrition!
KISS Tip: The antioxidants in the beets are what give them their bright and vibrant color. By incorporating bright and colorful fruits and vegetables like beets in your diet, you are loading up on antioxidants and helping your body reduce the risk of disease and certain cancers.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and lots of refreshing smoothies in the months to come!

​KISS Berry Beet Smoothie
Serves: 2
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries)
1 medium beet
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Medjool date

Instructions
1.) Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Toss in a scoop of collagen, flax seeds or chia seeds for an extra nutrition boost!


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