UnBEETable smoothie

New Year, New Ingredient:

Introduce us a ‘new’ (or new-to-you) ingredient you’ve discovered recently and show us how you’re using it in a healthy new recipe.

Beet powder isn’t exactly a new product but it certainly isn’t one I cook with often. I bought a bag a while back for a recipe, but have not done anything with it since. I thought this months Recipe Redux theme would be a good time to challenge myself to incorporate it into a recipe of my own.

Beet powder is loaded with the same vitamins, minerals, and nutrients as the red beets it comes from. Beetroot powder is rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, folate and manganese, along with other nutrients. One teaspoon of beetroot powder is approximately the equivalent of one fresh beetroot, so it’s easy to reap the benefits of this super-food by adding it to recipes.

This beet smoothie is unbeetable (Like what I did there), meaning it’s nutritious, filling and delicious. Seriously, it’s one of those smoothies that leave you feeling full all morning long.  This smoothie has a slightly earthy flavor thanks to the beet powder, but the almond butter and blueberries add in some sweetness. I don’t like using ice in my smoothies, which is why I suggest using frozen blueberries here.

My daughter, who doesn’t even care for beets sucked this smoothie down. I’ll take that as a win all day long.


UnBEETable smoothie
 
UnBEETable Smoothie Author: Allie Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 1 serving
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons collagen peptides
  • 1½ tablespoons Almond butter
  • ½ Tablespoon beet powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseeds
Directions
  1. Add ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

 

 

 
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By | 2019-01-21T15:27:04+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Breakfast, Dairy & Soy Free Breakfast|1 Comment

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  1. Em January 21, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen beet powder before. What a fun smoothie ingredient?!

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