Beetroots have many nutritional benefits and an earthy taste that add value to your smoothies. It’s very easy to learn how to make the perfect beetroot shake in a few minutes and enjoy all the goodness.
As a nutritionist, I love making smoothies, especially during the hot summer season when I need to keep my body hydrated and still remain healthy. Sometimes I feel like treating myself so I find new smoothie recipes and try them out. Some are nutritious and healthy while others are just full of calories that are so delicious when drinking even when I know I will have to sweat it out later in the gym. Beetroot smoothies are one of my best smoothies because of the rich shades of the red colour and the health benefits that come with it.
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Benefits of making beetroot smoothies
Beets are sweet veggies that are high in carbs with very low calories that increases your energy levels throughout the day.
Beetroots have been used as an aphrodisiac since the Middle Ages and even now it’s still used. It contains high levels of boron which is responsible for the production of sex hormones.
If you like to exercise early in the morning or in the evening, drinking a beetroot smoothie can boost your energy levels by increasing blood flow to your body increasing performance endurance.
Beetroot is a great antioxidant that helps to reduce any inflammation and fight cancer cells.
Beets contain betaine that is good for your mental health and helps fight depression or Alzheimer’s disease.
Beetroots are high in Vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber and also contain potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous.
It help to deliver oxygen throughout your body and even your brain.
Beetroots are known to lower blood pressure by increasing the production of nitric oxide which causes your blood vessels to expand and increase blood flow to other parts of your body.
If you’re thinking of losing weight you can learn how to make the perfect beetroot shake smoothies and you don’t have to hate what you’re drinking.
How to make the perfect beetroot shake
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Beetroot and carrot smoothie
- 1 peeled and sliced beetroot
- 1 orange peeled and chopped
- ½ cup red grapes
- 1 peeled and sliced ginger
- ½ cup red grapes
- 1 peeled carrot and sliced
- 4 ounces green tea
Peel and slice the beetroot, orange, ginger, and carrot.
Put all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
Serve and enjoy.
This smoothie has lots of antioxidants that will help improve your cardiovascular health and help fight cancer-causing cells from forming in your body. The ginger and beetroot both contain lots of anti-inflammatory properties that help your body fight infections. To make it easier for you to blend the beetroot and carrot, you can steam or boil them first.
Blueberry beet smoothie
- 1 small peeled and diced beetroot
- 1 cup mixed frozen blueberries or mixed berries
- ¼ cup frozen pineapple
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt nonfat
- ½ cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
- Optional 1-2 tsp. honey
- Optional ground flaxseed or hempseed
Put milk, beets, blueberries, Greek yogurt, and pineapples in a blender and blend until smooth. Lightly steam the beets to get smooth.
If you want your smoothie to be sweeter, add honey or dates and blend again.
This is a perfect healthy breakfast smoothie for your kids and also if you’re trying to lose weight.
These beetroot smoothies are really delicious
Beetroot smoothies are filled with nutrients that are good for your body. The fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and more nutrients. They help protect your body from diseases, infections, high blood pressure and help improve your health overall. The smoothies are good for your kids and an easier way of introducing beets in their diet. Beet smoothies are also good if you’re trying to lose weight. To learn how to make the perfect beetroot smoothie, watch this.
What is the best time to take a beet smoothie?
The best time would be early in the morning or an hour before your workout training or after. This is because smoothies contain loads of nutrients that can keep you energized throughout the day.
Can you freeze raw beets for smoothies?
You can cut raw beets into small pieces which you can freeze for making soups and smoothies. Make sure the raw beets are placed in an airtight bag to retain its flavour and freshness.
Is it bad to have a beet smoothie every day?
Smoothies can contain a lot of sugar that isn’t good for your health, sometimes it’s good to skip having a smoothie and eat a fruit instead. Fruits have loads of vitamins and nutrients with a bit of sugar to give you energy.
Does a beet smoothie help in losing weight?
Beets are high in fiber, folate, and potassium, and more vitamins and minerals that help in giving you a healthy body. Vitamin C is a good anti-inflammatory which prevents you from getting sick.
Is it bad to drink a beet smoothie at night?
You can drink a beet smoothie any time, it’s a healthy way to curb your cravings and be nourished. There are different ingredients you can put in the smoothie to reduce the calories intake.