Do you want to know something embarrassing? I really love beets. Like, Dwight Schrute, love beets. I love them raw, steamed, pickled, canned, roasted…..I love them. I don’t even know many people who like them. I love their sweetness and since they’re high in fiber they don’t spike your blood sugar. They have lots of folate and potassium. They’re just wonderful. And apparently, their nutritional value increases when canned! Who’d a thunk it?
They’re purported to prevent or treat anemia, indigestion, constipation, hemorrhoids, kidney disorders, dandruff, gall bladder disorders, cancer, heart disease, macular degeneration, improves blood circulation, aide skin care, prevent cataracts, and respiratory problems. I mean, really, is there anything beets can’t do? Plus if you eat the greens, which you should, you consume seven times more antioxidants than romaine lettuce.
I know beets are a hard sell to a lot of people, but I really find this smoothie delicious and it goes down easy. I hope you give it a try.
My Favorite Beetroot Smoothie – makes about 16 oz.
Adapted from ELLE a table
1/2 cup water
juice of 1 lime
1 carrot, topped and tailed
1 medium apple, chopped
1/2 cup frozen beets
1/4 cup frozen pomegranate seeds
1 cup ice
Add the ingredients to the blender in the order given (always start with liquid). Blend until smooth, add more water if you like it thinner.