A magenta pink smoothie filled with protein, fats, and love?! Yes, please! This Strawberry Beet Protein Smoothie is packed with nutrients to fuel your body. With a few simple ingredients, this smoothie comes together in minutes. Perfect for breakfast or even post workout!
Let’s just set the record straight, 99.9% of the time, my morning smoothie is GIANT and in a big fat cup. Not this tiny little wine glass. Isn’t it cute!?
The thing is that I don’t have any giant cups that are cute and worthy of blog photos. Except maybe a giant mason jar which I didn’t think about using until this moment…
The good news is that this little cup only contains part of the smoothie. After I snapped some shots, I added it all to my big smoothie cup (#bigsmoothiecup). Guys, it was delicious.
This isn’t the first time I’ve shared smoothies/juice/smoocies with beets. I absolutely love beets. The Boy hates beets. Like, haaaaatees beets. If you ask him if there is one food he doesn’t like, he will say beets.
Which is funny because beets are seriously so versatile, so they can make a ton of dishes taste great. And beets are slightly sweet, and since he has a sweet tooth, I would have figured he’d like them. I’ve tried having him taste smoothies, much like this one, that I’ve sneaked beets into, thinking that he’d like it and I could say – ‘HAHAH – you do like them!’ But no goes. I think he knows when I add beets based on the color.A smoothie packed with protein, fat, carbs, and greens. Plus, it's BEETutiful! #sweatpink Click To Tweet
Do you see how pink that is? Ladies that love pink – would you not want to sip on this smoothie every single day? Not only is it beautiful, it’s nutrient dense.
Beets are packed with folate, magnesium, manganese, vitamin b-6, potassium, choline and betaine. Both choline and betaine play a role in reducing inflammation in our body. This is why I love beets if I experiences any DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Beets also have detoxification, anti-cancer and fiber related benefits. Plus, beets also play a role in exercise performance…but more on that later.
You have your healthy omega-3 fats (and a little protein + fiber) from your chia seeds. You get your protein from the powder, plus some additional vitamins and minerals if you go with the VegaOne option. And then why not just add in servings of greens and other awesome superfoods with you green powder. I am in love with Skoop Sweetgreens these days.
See, you are getting all my requirements for a healthy meal in one giant, lovely smoothie: fats. protein. carbs. greens.
I enjoyed this smoothie for breakfast one morning last week. It would be just as delicious as a post-workout or even dessert smoothie. It does yield a large cup, so just keep an eye on portion size, depending on when you enjoy it.
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Do you like beets? Have you tried beets in a smoothie?