Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Refined Sugar Free
This anti-oxidant rich smoothie provides a plethora of health benefits, while delighting your taste buds with each sip. UpBeet is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory properties, and detoxification support.
You are getting a true good mood food when drinking this. Beets are high in folate and B6, which support mental health through neurotransmitter regulation. Raw cacao contains polyphenols that are shown to enhance calmness and reduce anxiety. Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which regulate neurotransmitters (like serotonin) and improve cell communication with the brain. Both of which are vital in supporting anxiety and depression.
Enjoy this uplifting, UpBeet Smoothie. Take your time with each sip to savor the flavor and acknowledge the goodness that you're putting into your mental well being.
Prep: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 serving
- 1 cup unsweetened dairy free milk of choice
- 1/2 cup pre-cooked/steamed beets
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 4 large strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp. coconut shreds
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Optional: Scoop of grass-fed collagen or unflavored protein powder
- Optional: ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a fancy glass and enjoy!
Prep: Cook or steam beets ahead of time, allow the to cool then store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. Do this in a large batch, so that you have beets to use throughout the week.
Beet Selection: Look for freshly picked beets that aren't ginormous. These will have less of a "dirt" taste. If you're new to beets, try starting with golden beets as they can be sweeter.
Greens: Add a handful of fresh beet greens or other leafy greens for an added boost. This will change the beautiful color and taste, but it still works.
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