Beets like to grow in the Fall, so you might come across them at the supermarket soon. If you don’t like beets, I recommend you try them in smoothie form. The smoothies below featuring beets do not taste like beets; they’re delicious, filling and super good for you.
Health Benefits of Beets:
1. Rich Source of Vitamin C and other Valuable Nutrients
Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
2. Rich Source of Betaine
Another nutrient that red beets are a rich source of is betaine; betaine is vital to good cardiovascular health. Betaine’s purpose is to lessen your body’s concentration of homocysteine, a substance which is hurtful to your blood vessels in the sense that it can contribute to peripheral vascular disease, stroke and heart disease.
3. Beetroot Juice Benefits – Lower High Blood Pressure
The effects on high blood pressure are apparently so potent that information published in the journal Hypertension, a publication from the American Heart Association, established that consuming 500 milliliters of beetroot juice resulted in a measurable reduction in hypertension in just an hour. These beneficial results lasted even up to 24 hours after such beetroot juice drinking. Scientifically, the credit goes to the high content of nitrate that is present in the beetroot juice. (source)
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5 Beet Smoothies To Try
1. Roasted Beet and Strawberry Smoothie
By roasting the beets you might learn that you actually like them. Roasting brings out their natural sweetness and depth of flavor that works great in smoothies like this one.
2. Strawberry Basil and Roasted Beet Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie can be eaten in a bowl and topped with fresh fruit for a heartier breakfast. Basil is one of the healthiest herbs on the market and pairs beautifully with strawberries and beets.
3. Beet, Grape & Green Tea Smoothie
This smoothie is a nutritional and antioxidant powerhouse. Beets are complemented by green tea, ginger and grapes.
4. Blueberry Beet Smoothie
The addition of orange and yogurt makes this smoothie creamy, cheery, and delicious.
5. Bright Berry Beet Smoothie
A mix of berries, beets and spinach will leave your body content after sipping.
Will you try any of these?
7 thoughts on “5 Delicious Beet Smoothies To Try”
I have been wanting to try beets, these smoothies look like good intro recipes!
Hope you like them!
Loved the recipes and the pictures. Think I may try a version of the “Strawberry Basil and Roasted Beet Smoothie Bowl” with whatever I have in the fridge. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Yes! the thing with smoothies is that they are very flexible 🙂
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That they are! Not to mention healthy and easy 🙂
Mmm! I love savoury beet recipes (I was eating borscht all last week) but I may have to give some of these a try with my remaining purple orbs of goodness. Here’s another idea: red velvet cake made with beets rather than crazy amounts of food colouring! I can’t find the exact recipe I used before, but it’s similar to this one: http://familyspice.com/recipes/recipe/?recipe_id=215
(It’s fun- one needs to achieve the right pH for best results, so it’s like a kitchen science experiment! 🙂
That sounds awesome! I rarely bake cakes, but I’d love to try someone else’s creation!