Strawberry Beet Protein Smoothie

With the summer heat, it’s cold beverage season. The perfect time to try a new smoothie recipe that not only tastes delicious but has great health benefits. This beautifully vibrant smoothie has a secret ingredient that you’d never expect: beets! If you’re thinking I’m a little crazy for putting beets in a smoothie, hear me out.

Beets are so versatile and bring amazing flavor to so many dishes. They are slightly sweet and packed with so many nutrients like folatemagnesium, manganese, vitamin b-6, potassium, choline, and betaine. Both choline and betaine play a role in reducing inflammation in our body, which makes this smoothie a great option post-workout to help reduce muscle soreness. Beets also have detoxification, anti-cancer, and fiber-related benefits.

In this Strawberry Beet Smoothie, you also have your healthy omega-3 fats (and a little protein + fiber) from your chia seeds, protein from the collagen peptides and protein powder, carbohydrates from the banana and strawberries, plus, a serving of greens!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Beet, small or medium, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Banana chunks, frozen
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Strawberries, frozen
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1 scoop Protein powder
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Superfood green powder
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend! Add additional frozen fruit/veggies/ice for a thicker consistency.

This Strawberry Beet Smoothie is also a good way to sneak in extra veggies if you have picky eaters!


Jen Elliott, CES, CPT, PN1
Jen is a fitness & mindset coach that empowers women to ditch extremes and love their bodies, while still seeing the results they desire. As a corrective exercise specialist, personal trainer, nutrition coach, and group fitness instructor, she loves moving her body and fueling it well. She lives in Cicero with her husband and fur kids. When she’s not working with clients, you can find her sipping on coffee or walking outside listening to a podcast. Learn more about Jen and how you can work with her here!

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