Antioxidant Punch Beetroot, Strawberry and Apple Smoothie


This is the week of “smoothie cravings” for me. Whatever the reason is, I found myself fancying fruit during the whole week. Every evening, once at home and always before dinner so to soothe my hunger, I quickly prepared a shake by blending all the fruits on hand. Most of my smoothies comprised orange, apple and honey.

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One day I included a different ingredient, a root in place of a fruit. The outcome is this beautifully colored, dense and flavorful smoothie. A concentrate of antioxidants (both beet and strawberry are on top of the list of highly concentrated antioxidant foods).

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I’ve already written about beet in a previous post, where I outlined the benefits of including this betaine-packed plant in our diet. You know what? I regret I haven’t consumed beet as much as I should. Now it’s time to make up for the time lost and with the handy help of a blender I have no excuse anymore not to get my antioxidant punch from a tasty, quick and healthy smoothie.

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Beet Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium beetroot, peeled
  • 1 red apple
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Peel the beetroot and the apple. Wash and then cut all the fruits in pieces.
  2. Blend all the ingredients together.
http://www.foodrecipeshq.com/antioxidant-punch-beetroot-strawberry-and-apple-smoothie/

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11 Comments

  • Reply Milana May 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I will definitely try beet root in my next smoothie. Sounds great!

  • Reply Angie@Angie's Recipes May 19, 2013 at 5:00 am

    wow look at the COLOUR! I am in love with this gorgeous smoothie!

  • Reply Brooke Schweers May 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Wow seriously that colour is intense!!!!! I can see why you have been craving smoothies!. I have never used beetroot in one but this just looks so good I must try.

    • Reply Daniela @FoodRecipesHQ May 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      It is something I discovered recently as well. Beet is such a healthy food plus it tastes great in a smoothie with apples.

  • Reply Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 23, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Yummers! And I love the closeups!! We’ve been enjoying beet juice too. It’s just so refreshing 🙂

  • Reply Isabella July 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Do you think you can do it also in the juicer in stead of using the blender?

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  • Reply Tamara Coleman January 2, 2014 at 6:33 am

    This sounds like a healthy treat for 2014! 🙂
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