Turn Up the BEET! There are lots of ways you can enjoy beets and one of the ways is to add into your smoothies! And if you don’t care for the taste of beets, no worries, you can totally mask it but soak in all the banger benefits! My doc told me to try and get in every day as my body is working hard creating life and supports the development of baby and me so I have been a bit extra obsessed but pregnant or not the benefits are motivating! Check out the list below. As I mentioned in my post, one noticeable thing I noticed after first week from drinking daily was the whites of my eyes got super white and skin felt more vibrant and hydrated!
Below are a few recipes, but know you can add beets to any smoothie. If you don’t want there to be a change in flavor just add a little bit and make sure to peel to avoid a earthy dirt taste. And to make IT easy heres a prep tip you will love: peel and cut into cubes and freeze to have on hand and throw in raw! Makes for a pretty color too and unless you’re putting in loads you won’t notice any beet taste ;) One last tip, if you don’t have a high powered blender then steaming your beets will help maintain a smooth texture. With a high powered blender you shouldn’t need to tho.
9 REASONS TO ADD BEETS TO YOUR LIFE
1. Promotes Liver Health
⭐️ Contains Betacyanin which helps detoxify your liver and your blood and eliminate fatty acids and toxins from your body!
2. Regulates Metabolism
⭐️potassium-rich so helps balance electrolytes and regulate metabolism.
3. Lowers Inflammation
⭐️Contained Betaine- an anti-inflammatory agent aka less pain and swelling!
4. Lowers Risk of Anaemia
⭐️loads of iron
5. Boosts Immunity
⭐️antioxidants powerhouse boosting immunity!
6. Strong Bones
⭐️ Strong calcium source for strong bones and teeth.
7. Maintains Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
⭐️A low-glycemic food therefor steady energy.
8. Aids Foetal Development
⭐️Rich in folic acid, beets can promote healthy growth and development of your bambino!
9. Vitamin C
⭐️ helps the bod absorb Iron
Below are a couple of recipes to try~
* ½ cup fresh orange juice
* 1 cup mixed frozen strawberries
* 1/4-⅓ cup diced peeled beet
* 1 frozen banana
* Handful of ice
* 1 small apple, cored.
* 1 raw red beet, washed, peeled.
* 1 handful berries, frozen
* 1 handful kale
* ¼ cup pineapple, frozen (optional)
* ½ naval orange peeled
* ½ cup Ice
* ½ cup Iced water
STRAWBERRY BANANA BEET
1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
2 frozen bananas
1 peeled beet
1/2 cup almond milk
1 1/2 cup ice
Blended until smooth.