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This is what I call pretty food.
Not only is it beautiful, it tastes great too!
Can you guess what is making this smoothie magenta?
I’ll give you a hint.
It’s the most beautiful root vegetable you ever did see.
I’m a total beet lover. Sure, they’re a bit earthy tasting, but I can’t detect a hint of earthy flavor while drinking this smoothie due to the other naturally sweet ingredients.
Let me give you some health highlights of this smoothie. In case you’re interested! 🙂
Beets are a nutritional powerhouse. Here are just a few of their nutritional benefits:
- Antioxidants- The beautiful color of the beets indicate that it’s high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals, reducing damage to your cells and tissues.
- Betaine- Helps the liver digest fats, protects internal organs and helps to prevent chronic disease
- Nitrates- promotes dilation of your blood vessels- getting more oxygenated blood to your organs which can help with supporting a healthy brain and a healthy blood pressure.
- Fiber- promotes digestive health by promoting proper bowel elimination as well as feeding good gut bacteria.
One of my favorite nuts! Walnuts are excellent for your health. They contain:
- Many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, tannins and phytonutrients.
- Omega-3 fatty acids; helpful for inflammation
- Heart-healthy monounsaturated fats
Are you drooling yet??
Here’s the recipe so that you can make a magenta smoothie too.
Magical Magenta Smoothie Recipe
Yields: One serving
One quarter of a medium-sized beet, peeled and sliced
One ripe frozen banana
One cup frozen raspberries
1/3 cup raw walnuts
One cup your favorite milk (dairy or non)
1/2 tablespoon honey
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
I hope y’all enjoy this beautiful, nutritious smoothie recipe.
Take good care!
Corie is a functional nutritionist in Asheville, N.C. She specializes in helping her 1:1 clients with digestive discomfort, fertility struggles, skin inflammation, mood imbalances and more. She believes that a nourishing diet can support the body's innate ability to heal. She's a big fan of grass-fed butter and will not shut up about the gut microbiome.