This healthy red velvet beet smoothie recipe is creamy, smooth and nourishing. The magenta color comes from the nutrient packed beets and is complimented perfectly with the cacao powder to give it that red velvet flavor.
With my nutrition coaching clients, I am always trying to find new ways to increase vegetables in their diets. Smoothies are an easy way to sneak in new veggies and boost nutrients in their morning shake. Give this red velvet beet smoothie recipe a try! Not only are beets a beautiful color but they are a powerhouse for micronutrients!
Red Velvet Beet Smoothie Nutrition Info:
Cacao: Raw cacao powder has been linked to insulin resistance, reduce blood pressure, and protect your body from free radicals and other chronic disease. Make sure to use non-alkalized cocoa powder or dark chocolate containing more than 70% cocoa if you want to maximize health benefits.
Beets: Beets are low in calories contain folate, potassium, manganese and vitamin C. Beets are full of antioxidants, and are immunity-boosters! Potassium is great for your heart and muscle functions, manganese has been linked to support bone heath and beets also contain nitrates and pigments, both of which have a number of health benefits.
Strawberries: Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium. Strawberries may decrease your risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as help regulate blood sugar.
Dates: Dates offer a significant amount of fiber and variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, B vitamins, copper, and magnesium
Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is packed with protein and contains B12, calcium, vitamin D and probiotics. It’s a great nutrient dense option to create a creamy texture in smoothies.
Ways to sneak veggies into smoothies and shakes: