The Beety Beaker of Beautifulness (the best Beetroot Smoothie recipe, ever).
By Amy Crawford
Ok, big call I know, but this is officially the best beetroot smoothie I've made; second of course to my Pretty in Pink Beetroot Smoothie, the recipe for which you can find here (with a big fat paragraph telling you about the benefits of beetroot and therefore why you should add them to your diet). For those new to beetroot smoothies I do suggest you go easy on the quantity of beetroot in your smoothie, start with a small quarter and see how you go. As you know beetroot can taste a little 'dirty' - a little goes a long way indeed.
You will need:
1 1/2 cups cashew milk (or milk of choice)
1 large handful baby spinach
1/4 medium beetroot
1 scoop brown rice protein powder (or powder of choice)
Heaped teaspoon maca powder
1 small slice fresh turmeric
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Combine until smooth. Pour into serving glass and (if it were me) top with Tropical Maple Granola (or bits n bobs of your choosing).
The recipe for the Tropical Maple Granola can be found in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'. More delicious smoothies like this one in there too!
This is a great way to hide veggies in a really pretty smoothie; the kids will never know (assuming you go easy on the quantities, as mentioned above). Speaking of getting a bit sneaky with the kids, we're in the planning stages of creating a kids recipe book. Are there any children's recipes you'd like to see "healthied" up a little? Think recess time, kids parties, after school snacks. We'd dearly love your input in the comments below!