When it comes to embracing a healthy lifestyle, few things can compare to the delicious simplicity of a homemade smoothie. With an array of flavours and ingredients at our disposal, the possibilities are endless. Today, let's dive into a vibrant and nutrient-packed concoction that's sure to become your new favourite: the Banana, Berry & Beet Smoothie.
This vibrant blend is not only a feast for your taste buds but also a nutritional powerhouse.
Here's what you can look forward to:
Antioxidants Galore: Berries and beets are loaded with antioxidants that help combat free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body.
Heart Health: Beets are renowned for their ability to lower blood pressure and improve heart health, thanks to their nitrates.
Digestive Support: The fibre in this smoothie aids digestion and keeps your gut happy.
Energy Boost: The natural sugars in the banana provide a quick energy boost without the crash associated with refined sugars.
Post-Workout Recovery: The combination of protein from yogurt and natural sugars from fruit makes this smoothie an excellent choice for post-workout recovery.
- 1 medium sized beetroot (steamed, peeled and cubed)
- 1 large frozen banana
- 100g mixed fresh/frozen berries
- 25g rolled oats
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup yogurt (use non-dairy for a vegan alternative)
- 1 soft date (pitted)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Dash of cinnamon
- 5 min
- 5 min
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
For added protein, add your favourite plain or vanilla protein powder.