Beetroot juice is undeniably delicious, but that’s not all there is to this highly nutritious root vegetable. Here are Tasty Beets Root Smoothies You Need to Try as shared by Oyinda Ayodele.
Though more frequently cooked or pickled, Beetroots can be eaten raw. Beet leaves are similar to spinach or kale and can be prepared and enjoyed just like any other leafy green.
Interestingly, Beetroot itself can be used in the kitchen in several other ways – fried, grilled, roasted or boiled, beetroots can be a healthy part of your meals. They can also be used for salads, in cakes, and of course, in smoothies too.
Talking of Beet smoothies, check out these tasty ones:
1. Beetroot Apple Carrot Ginger Smoothie
Now this is one miracle smoothie you should try! A regular drink of a combination of these super fruits will load your body with energy, help it fight cancer, keep your heart healthy, lower blood pressure, cleanse your liver of toxic impurities, improve the tone of your skin and most certainly, improve your overall health. Need I say more?
- 3 carrots
- 1 Large apple
- Two medium-sized Beets
- 1 inch fresh Ginger
- 1 cup plain water or fresh organic apple juice
Method: Simply Combine all in blender and puree till smooth.
2. Beetroot Mango Citrus Turmeric Smoothie
Start your day bright and energized with this Sunshine Smoothie. This yummy combo of citrus fruits (orange and lemon), beets and mango, will see you bubbling all day. Known for its impressive anti-inflammatory properties, a dash of turmeric combined with the immune-boosting wonders of citrus, is sure to get your body handsomely nourished.
- Three medium sized beets, rinsed, peeled and chunked
- Two Oranges, Peeled and deseeded
- 2 Mangoes cubed
- 2 Lemons, juiced
- 1 Inch piece of fresh turmeric / ½ Tsp Ground Turmeric
- 1 cup water
Instructions: Combine all in a blender and blend until smooth.
And to finish, here’s a green smoothie!
3. Beet Greens Banana Smoothie
Remarkably rich in Vitamins A, C, E and K, Beet greens (leaves) make excellent additions to smoothies. Got some beet leaves at home and didn’t know what to make with them, the green smoothie is the way to go! To mask the pungent taste of raw leaves, combine with banana and some berries.
- One handful beet greens, chopped
- One medium sized fresh or frozen banana, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen berries of choice
- One tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup water
Directions: Ensure to remove the stems from the greens. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
All combos are tasty and brimming with healthy benefits; you should give them some try!
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