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March 1, 2014

Beet Banana Smoothie

Making smoothies is always simple, isn't it? It's just a matter of choosing which ingredients to use, and the possible combinations are endless. I have enjoyed making fruit smoothies for a long time, but for a while now I've been experimenting adding some vegetables to the mix. 

You see, I don't like vegetables much, in fact I don't like them at all, maybe some spinach, green squash and tomato, even though scientifically speaking, a tomato is definitely a fruit.

Don't get me wrong, I don't eat junk food much either, as I matter of fact I started eating some junk food after I moved to America. In Brazil, at the time I lived there, junk and fast food was rarely part of our diet, now with globalization they are everywhere, and this is scary.

Before I would never eat beet, a vegetable rich in fiber and antioxidant pigments, now beet is part of my weekly diet as I've decided to add it to my smoothies, and to make my smoothies even more potent I usually add some whey protein. This simple recipe is a great choice for a snack or a meal replacement, and it's deliciously healthy.


Beet Banana Smoothie

♥ 1 cup milk (I like organic 2% milk)
♥ 1 banana
♥ 1 tbsp powdered beet
♥ 1 tbsp vanilla whey protein

Place all ingredients in a blender, if you like add some ice, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

The powdered beet and whey protein I use for my smoothies are from Dan's Essentials, a great source of whole-food products online.

What's your favorite smoothie mix?
I'm curious, please let me know.

18 comments :

  1. I don't really like veggies either. But kale, pineapple and some ginger root is yummy.

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    1. Good morning Priscila.

      If you, like me, are not too fond of veggies, try and make some smoothie mixes and add some veggies, it is really good.

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  2. Em primeiro lugar, esta receita se come com os olhos!!! Esta cor é belíssima ;))
    Fico feli de saber que apesar de apreciar como eu, a senhorita esta comendo mais vejetais!
    Nós usamos esta modalidade de alimento por vezes, porém, a ultima vê que compramos whey protein , fiquei em dúvida quanto a qualidade da mesma.
    Nossa receita favorita: banana, mamão, beterraba e mel ;)))
    Beijos e upa forte do fundo do coração :)))

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    1. Oi! Acredito mesmo que comer o alimento natural é o ideal, mas qdo isso se torna uma tortura a opção é procurar alternativas, agora eu como beterraba (em pó), antes era impossível.
      Adorei sua receita, e com certeza vou experimentar, muito embora o mamão daqui é um tanto qto 'sem graça'.
      Beijos
      '

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  3. This smoothie looks ever so delicious! A great combination.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. It is indeed delicious, Rosa. Thank you for the visit

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  4. Has great color
    and looks so yummy!
    Hugs from Athens :)

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    1. Yummy and delicious.

      Thank you for the visit :)

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  5. Nice smoothie and inviting color!!! Smoothies with tropical flavors are my favorite :)

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    1. Thank you Shibi. It's is really good, a new way to eat beets :)

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  6. Oi, Regina,

    Este smoothie fica muito bonito e apetitoso, que ótima idéia essa de juntar banana e beterraba, já estou anotando a receita, rsrs.

    Um beijo e bom fim de semana

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    1. Um bom final de semana pra você tbém Marly :)

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  7. Hi, I will try just this.
    Thank you.
    Loves
    Emel

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    1. Thank you for visiting Emel. I hope you like this smoothie.
      Have a great week.

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  8. Passei para te deixar um beijo aqui também ;))

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  9. Adorei a dica... amo legumes e vegetais. Quer ver meu olhos saltarem é me soltar em uma feira livre, minha boa se encheu d'água =)

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    1. É nutritivo e gostoso.

      Beijinhos e um ótimo final de semana pra você :)

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