Beets are a vegetable that have slowly grown on me. Their earthy flavor and bright pink color add a unique touch to any meal. They’re high in a photonutrient called betalains, which may help with inflammation and detoxification, and also in nitrates. As beet season is coming to an end, here’s an idea to help use up any extra beets. Naturally sweet, they may not be the obvious choice to add to a smoothie. Pair with berries, peaches, and coconut water, they make a refreshing Beet & Berry Smoothie.
Ingredients (serves 1).
- 1/4 raw beet, peeled and cubed
- 2/3 c frozen berries
- 3-4 frozen peach slices
- 2/3 c coconut water
- Combine all ingredient in a blender and mix well. Add more coconut water as needed to help blend.
- Carefully transfer to a glass (beets stain!).