This simple and delicious Beet Berries Apple Smoothie Recipe is full of health benefits! If you have picky eaters at home, this is the perfect way to include more vegetables like nutritious beets in their diets. You can substitute the apple juice for coconut water if you like it better.
You can also make ice pops or gummies with this blend and enjoy as a snack or dessert. Make sure you add a bit more sweetness (a tablespoon of Natural Raw Honey will do the trick). For more smoothies, ice pops, and gummies ideas please see Cherry Banana Spinach Smoothie , Green Smoothie Recipe and Homemade Healthy Gummies.
Why are beets so good for our health?
Think of beets as red spinach. Just like Popeye’s power food, this vegetable is one of the best sources of both folate and betaine. Beets are an excellent source of antioxidants. It is best to eat them raw. Heating beets actually decreases their antioxidant power.
For smoothie recipes simply grate raw beets and blend in a high speed blender like my Vitamix Professional Series. For ice pop molds I like the Mastrad Ice Pop Molds or the Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Maker Set both very easy to clean and eat without making a big mess!
Beets are highly nutritious and “cardiovascular health” friendly root vegetables. Certain unique pigment antioxidants in this root as well as in its top-greens have found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke; lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects.
Beet Berries Apple Smoothie And Ice Pops
- 1 cup grated beets (if not available fresh you can use canned beets)
- 1 small bag frozen mixed berries
- 2 cups apple juice (you can use coconut water also)
- Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!
- If you are making ice pops or gummies, add a tablespoon of honey.