Total time: 5 minutes Makes: 2 servings
➜ Not a fan of beets? This delicious smoothie will change your mind. Plus, beets are one of the richest sources of nitrates, which promote blood circulation, lower blood pressure, and promote heart health. And studies have shown that they help improve exercise capacity in patients with heart failure. Garnish this beauty with
fresh mint and dark chocolate shavings for extra flavor.
- 4 small chilled cooked beets, sliced
- 1 inch rounds
- 3/4 cup grated carrots
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 frozen ripe bananas, sliced
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
In a blender, combine beets, carrots, orange juice, bananas and flax seeds and blend until smooth. Serve in 2 glasses.
PER SERVING: 228 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 4g protein, 48mg sodium, 51g carbs, 32g sugars (0g added sugar), 7g fiber
Get even more veggies in this smoothie by using an unsweetened blend of fruit and vegetable juices instead of orange juice. You will find it in the refrigerated juice section of the supermarket.