We rounded up our best beet smoothie recipes to inspire healthy choices for the year to come!
The winter chill might have you running for the nearest steaming mug of cocoa, hearty bowl of chili, and copious stacks of grilled cheese (the meltier, the better), and that’s alright by us! We like to balance out our body’s insatiable need for comforting hibernation noms by upping our nutrient intake via easy to make, easy to sip smoothies!
These blended beverages bring together the best of the produce world into sippable healthiness, ideal for washing down yet another batch of belly-warming goodies.
While it’s been consumed for its powerful antioxidant qualities for centuries, matcha is having a moment in 2016. This chlorophyll-rich permutation of green tea leaves has the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of green tea, and its slightly grassy taste is perfectly offset by the sweetness of beets. Throw in detoxifying spirulina and uber-hydrating coconut water, and a Mega Matcha Detox Smoothie will have you walking with an extra bouncy spring in your step.
Lauded for their low sugar and vibrant vitamin content, a handful of berries is an excellent addition to any smoothie – and better yet, any smoothie bowl. We love this format of smoothie because it allows us to flex our artistic muscles when it comes to decorating with nuts, coconut flakes, bee pollen, granola, or even a happy swirl of honey. Whip up a Beet Coconut Smoothie Bowl and get decorating!
We can’t talk about keeping our bodies healthy and happy throughout the winter season without chatting citrus. Whether you’re popping clementines like there’s no tomorrow or prefer to dig into a juicy grapefruit, we all know that winter-time is when we should be nourishing ourselves with these bright immunity boosters. Full-fat coconut milk helps your body absorb all of the potassium, dietary fiber, and vitamin C brought to the table by both the blood orange segments and beet juice in this Beet & Blood Orange Smoothie.
Beyond being the source of that nostalgic jingle (ch-ch-ch-chia) now being stuck in your head, chia seeds are an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. Blueberries and beets come together with those little seeds of power to create a vibrant Beet Berry Chia Seed Smoothie that will keep you full, satisfied, and reminiscing about the 90s for the next five minutes.
Feeling inspired to bust out your blender and give these recipes a spin? We’d love to hear about your favorites!