Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe

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Ready for a Red Velvet Smoothie with a lot of surprising ingredients?! Did you know your hormone balance is improved by adding beets to your diet? Beets are part of the “red/blue/purple” family of foods, which are all rich in antioxidants. These help protect us from heart disease by boosting circulation, and preventing blood clots. Your red velvet shake will not only fill you up, but also fill up some nutrient deficits.

Benefits of Beets

One of the key benefits of beets is how they boost our natural detoxification pathways, and also fights inflammation. My red velvet smoothie is super quick to make, and I think you will surprised at how delicious it is, even with cauliflower and beets included! (I use shortcuts in the kitchen, so I’ve created this recipe using packaged, cooked beets and frozen, riced cauliflower.)

Beets also contain sodium, a component of electrolytes. Often times we can end up with too much sodium in our diet if it includes a lot of processed foods. However, it is a necessary mineral that works with potassium to help maintain fluid and pH balance in the body.

We forget sometimes that plants also contain essential amino acids. Beets contain histadine, arginine, valine, phenylalaline, and lysine, which are all essential amino acids. For such a simple vegetable, it truly packs a nutrition punch! In this Red Velvet Smoothie, your body will soak up all this incredible energy as we pair it with a healthy fat to improve the absorption of the vitamins and minerals.

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When should women eat beets?

Women are obviously experiencing blood loss during their menstrual phase, so it’s an important time for folic acid. Beets are a great source, which is needed for red blood cell replication during states of blood loss. A Red Velvet Protein Smoothie is a good way to help keep blood sugar balanced, manage chocolate cravings, and get in a healthy dose of beets.

During the menstrual phase (or the bleed phase of your cycle,) it can help to eat more grounding foods. These foods help us feel more settled, and connected to the Earth. It includes foods that are grown close to the grounds, like beets, root vegetables, onions, garlic and radishes. Grounding food also includes protein rich animal meat, pastured eggs, tofu/tempeh, and beans.

 

red velvet beet smoothie ingredients

The key to a fabulous smoothie is the blender you use. There are a ton of options in the market, but I’m really partial to my favorite Blendtec blender. I’ve been using it for six years and it helps me make almond milk each week, the best smoothies, and even oat flour for my gluten free pancakes.

Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe

Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe

Red Velvet Smoothie

Delicious and healthy, hormone supporting smoothie.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1
Author: Emily Roach

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk sub your favorite plant based milk
  • 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 cooked beet I use Love Beets packaged beets
  • 1 scoop vanilla collagen protein powder I use Primal Kitchen
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract makes a huge difference in flavor!
  • 1 tbsp almond butter or other favorite nut/seed butter
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds ground or whole
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into your favorite high speed blender. Blend on high until thoroughly combined. Enjoy cold and frosty.
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Smoothies can be an easy way to help support hormone balance, using real food as medicine.

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