Raspberry, Beet and Mint Protein Smoothie

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This rockin’ red smoothie is loaded with beets, berries and protein for a great way to start your day on a high note. With protein, calcium, flavonoids, fiber, magnesium, betaine, and carotenoids, this smoothie promotes healthy bones, heart and gut health, and weight management.

It provides bone-loving calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein among other awesome health-promoting ingredients; just one of the many amazing recipes from my book 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your NutriBullet.

 

Some of the ingredient highlights are:

Greek yogurt

Key nutrients: protein, carbohydrate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B2/riboflavin, vitamin B5/pantothenate, some may have probiotics

Health-promoting properties: Provides the body with a complete source of protein, containing all of the essential amino acids needed for growth, development, repair and maintenance of bodily tissues. Helps to promote a sense of satiety. Helps to achieve and maintain healthy blood pressure and bone mass throughout life. Gut-friendly healthy probiotic bacteria if the yogurt contains, and the label reads “contains live bacteria cultures.”

Health conditions that benefit: Along with exercise, helps to slow down age-related muscle loss or sarcopenia, as well as, preserves muscle during weight (fat) loss. Higher intakes can help to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. High blood pressure and diseases associated with high blood pressure like kidney disease, slows bone loss and supports osteoporosis treatment, converts food into energy, supports the adrenal glands, and if contains probiotic cultures, supports gut and digestive health.

Beets

Key nutrients: alpha and beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, betaine

Health-promoting properties: Helps the nerves and cells to communicate via nerve impulses, lowers blood pressure, helps to move nutrients into cells and waste products out, and maintains a healthy heart beat. Lowers homocysteine and supports normal detoxification pathways in the liver. Provides potent and broad antioxidant protection and lowers inflammation. Promotes and maintains healthy bone tissue and teeth. Supports the metabolism protein, vitamin D and neurotransmitter production. Promotes regularity, supports digestive health and controls appetite.

Health conditions that benefit: Any health condition where significant inflammation and oxidative damage can occur such as macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and possibly autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. Supports healthy skin and lowers high blood pressure, and reduces the risk for their development. Lowers and manages high blood pressure, improves endothethial dysfunction, prevent and treat anemia (megaloblastic and microcytic), pre-diabetes, diabetes, dyslipidemia (elevated LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), and metabolic syndrome. Supports liver health and may improve the appearance and quality of skin.

Raspberry, Beet, and Mint Protein Smoothie

This rockin' red smoothie is loaded with the antioxidants and phytonutrients from beets that support liver health, loads of fiber and taste from the raspberries and protein from the Greek yogurt

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword antioxidant, breakfast, fiber, protein, smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small beet peeled,and halved
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp Goji berries
  • 3 leaves mint
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened hemp milk

Instructions

  1. Use tall cup

  2. Add beet, raspberries, yogurt, goji berries, and mint leaves to the tall cup.

  3. Add hemp milk, about 1.5 cups or to the 'Max line". Twist the extractor blade onto the cup to seal.

  4. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth

Recipe Notes

TIPS

  • Wear kitchen gloves when peeling the and cutting the beet to avoid staining your hands
  • You can substitute another type of milk, such as almond or cashew, for the hemp milk

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