When it comes to beets, most people either love them or hate them. That’s because they have a flavor that fans describe as earthy, but detractors liken to dirt.
The source of that flavor is the organic compound of geosmin, which also contributes to the distinct smell outside after a rainstorm. Chemistry lesson aside, beets are packed with nutrients, checking off the box of almost every vitamin or mineral your body needs while being low in calories and fat.
Benefits of beets
And, like other red fruits and vegetables, they contain phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, that support your heart health and eye health while helping to protect your body against cell-damaging free radicals.
Fan or foe, blending beets with other fruits and flavors tampers down that earthy essence. That makes them an excellent addition to your smoothie recipes.
Try this one, which uses BodyKey by Nutrilite™ Strawberry Meal Replacement Shake Mix, making it a great option for a meal or hearty snack.
Strawberry Beet Smoothie
- 10 fl oz cold water
- ½ cup (57g) BodyKey by Nutrilite Strawberry Meal Replacement Shake
- One small or medium red beet (washed, peeled, finely diced)
- Half apple
- 1 cup baby kale
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Add all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!
- Protein: 22g
- Fiber: 9g
- Fat: 5g
- Carbs: 46g
- Calories: 310
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Instead, using a free app, users tally portions of fat, carbs and protein, working toward daily totals. The app acts as a Digital Coach, creating customized targets and tips for each person based on the information they enter and tracking progress on the SmartLoss graph.
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