The Beet Smoothie

Hey there blog buds!  Happy Saturday!  I hope that you are having an wonderful weekend so far.  Mine has been delightful!  You know that Saturdays are my favorite day of the week!

I especially love when they start with a 4+ mile run outside in the sunshine.  It feels like FOREVER since I’ve gone for a sunny run!

Yesterday morning we were indoors doing an Insanity session, which left me red-faced and panting.

A little like this:

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I’d like to say I was kidding about that, but that’s pretty much how I look and feel during those workouts!  :)

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In my previous blog post, The BEET of My Own Drum, I mentioned that one of my clients asked me if I had ever tried putting beets in my smoothies.  Which I hadn’t.  But I told you all that I would consider it.

Consider it done!

Into the blender went the following items:

  • 8 oz water + 4 small ice cubes
  • 2 cutie clementines
  • 3/4 roasted beet (without skin)
  • 1/2 small banana
  • large handful of spinach
  • 1 large kale leaf (stalk removed)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • small handful of alfalfa sprouts
  • a squeeze of flaxseed oil (approx 1/2 TBS)

You just can’t BEET the color of this beautiful veggie!  Ha ha!  (Sorry, that was bad.  Couldn’t resist!)

Into the glass for taste testing (I must admit, I was a little nervous that it would taste like dirt and I’d have wasted all those veggies):

The verdict:  Actually quite good!  I could definitely taste the ‘earthiness’ of the beet from it being a root vegetable, but I get that same effect sometimes from the celery and sprouts in my regular green smoothies.

Probably the only downside to beet smoothies?  Teeth like Angela’s….

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I’m just kidding, it didn’t stain my teeth!  But if you didn’t catch The Office this week, click HERE and scroll to the 4:58 mark.  I thought it was funny that I’d just been talking about beets in smoothies earlier that day!

So your challenge is to throw something new into your next smoothie!  I dare you! ;)  Then come back and let me know how it was!

— Shari B. =)

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