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.