Start Your Day with a Fresh Beet Smoothie
Beets have many nutrients and number of health benefits. For instance beets are great for weight loss. They are naturally sweet and a cup of cooked beets contains only 60 calories and is full of fiber. This is a perfect food for weight management. The sugars in beets are smart carbs, since they come in a natural whole food form. You can read more about Beets at Care2 website.
Banana Beet Smoothie
4 small beets raw, peeled and cut in bite size pieces (if your blender is not strong enough steam beets first for easier blending)
1 small banana, (for a thicker smoothie use a frozen banana)
1 small green apple, chopped
1 small sweet Meyer lemon, juice only
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend everything for about 1 to 2 minutes or until everything is smooth and there are no large chunks.
Pour in tall glasses and serve. This makes two servings.