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Antioxidant Rich Beet Juice Smoothie

For nearly decades, beetroots have been used in alternative medicine for their powerful antioxidant and cancer-fighting benefits. Like most root vegetables, beets contain high amounts of minerals from the mother earth’s soil. Beets contain important compounds and minerals that help boost our body’s entire immunity when consumed regularly. For many reasons, they are used by many for their healing benefits, as root-bound vegetables can offer our bodies these important minerals that our bodies do not have the ability to produce on their own. They contain large amounts of magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and fiber. Beets are one of my favorite superfoods. I love to eat them in their complete raw state since it offers the highest value of nutrients. In this recipe, I decided to include beets from my garden, which I grew from seed. I was so happy that I could include them in a smoothie, knowingly replenishing any missing minerals to support body function. Beets have an acquired taste, so for this smoothie, I decided to add a chocolaty flavor that would complement it best!

Healthy Tip: This recipe is a delightful addition to include with your breakfast: use as topping on your oatmeal, drizzled over the top of pancakes, or simply to drink in a smoothie form.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1-2 cups raw beet juice (wash, peel the outer skin, dice into small pieces, puree raw beets in a food processor + 1 cup purified water). Can drain pulp, if you desire.
1 scoop plant-based chocolate protein powder
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (ground)
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional for added sweetness).

Instructions:
1. First, prepare beet juice. Set aside.
2. Next, measure frozen berries and the rest of the ingredients. Add to a blender.
3. Then, add beet juice to the mixture and blend on the lowest setting. Doing this preserves the powerful antioxidant ingredients.
4. Enjoy right away!

Healthy Living,

Jaclyn Rae

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