Beet recipes are a great way to help you incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Kale recipes are great but there are other vegetables that can be added into your diet.
Variety helps as well when you are trying to incorporate 2-4 servings of vegetables a day to eat a healthy well balanced diet. The USDA recommends making half your plate filled with fruits and vegetables, the exact amount will depend on your age, sex and level of physical activity.
The beet is a wonderful vegetable packed with vitamin C and betaine. The beet is also high in vitamin A, B, beta carotene, beta cyanine and folic acid. This vegetable also helps to cleanse the body, it is a purifier for the blood. A great source of energy .
FYI: When cutting this beet you may notice your hands turn purple, don't worry it comes off quick, just wash with a little soap and water. Just use caution when preparing if you are already in your work clothes. You may also want to drink with a straw to avoid the temporary staining of the lips from the beets, again don't let this turn you off, it doesn't last long.
This recipe uses spirulina and wheat grass, both are optional (high in vitamin K). When purchasing your spirulina you want to make sure to determine the source and the level of purity, this may take some research before buying.
Kale recipes are great, kale is a great source of fiber, iron, vitamin K, A and C. It is also filled with omega-3, high in calcium and another great detox food.
This is a very purple and green smoothie recipe, but don't let the color or choice of ingredients throw you off this is very delicious, even my skeptical sister enjoyed it!
Place all items into a blender (I like to place; banana, beets, kale, and remaining ingredients. I used an Osterizer blender. I currently do not have the Ninja or Vitamix, but I am debating which blender to buy since I hear great things about both.
Add all items in your blender (I recommend not using personal size blender). Gently pulse then leave on high. I like to occasionally stop (after a minute or so) pulse a few times and place back on high again. I usually blend for three to five minutes and I never have any chunks. So just keep an eye on your blender and adjusting the blending speed/times as needed.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!!! This beverage usually fills two and a half mason jars and I usually consume all of it! It is so delicious, I'm drinking some now as I write this!
This beet recipe was inspired by Thriveforward.com with a few twist of my own. I am constantly seeking ways to add more nutrition into my diet and I hope you enjoy this smoothie recipe! Please let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or feel free to use the contact form on the left hand tabs. What is your favorite way to incorporate veggies?