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Super Beet Smoothie

02/18/2015 01:36 pm ET | Updated Apr 20, 2015

Beets are filled with a whole lot of goodness that goes well beyond keeping our liver clean. They are a great source of fiber, disease fighting antioxidants, and vitamin B (folate), which studies have shown improves mood and memory function. Beets may also help boost stamina levels. In fact, they are one of the richest natural dietary sources of nitrates; nitrates help improve blood flow to the brain, heart, and muscles. Therefore, beets are a wonderful source of energy especially for endurance athletes.

Not crazy about the flavor of beets? This nutrient-packed smoothie has the vibrant red color of a beet with the sweet and refreshing flavors of pineapple, mango, and mint. They complement the earthy sweetness of the beets in this smoothie perfectly. Take a sip and you just might miss the beet.

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In a blender add...

(2 servings)

  • 2 small organic beets, cooked and peeled
  • 2 c crushed ice
  • 1 c pineapple, chopped
  • ½ c mango, chopped
  • 4 mint leaves
  • ½ c almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Blend until smooth and enjoy drinking the Super Beet Smoothie.

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