It’s cooling and fruity, with just a slight hint of beet, and I mean slight… the perfect, herbaceous counter to the sweet raspberries and coconut. The color….. a hue of magenta that jumps out and glistens, just like these beet deviled eggs!
The bright pink nearly makes my heart nearly skip a beat each time I watch it transform from raw ingredients to creamy smoothie heaven.
Beyond knowing that the raspberries and beets would create such a glorious color, I choose them for their blood boosting, iron rich properties. Deeply pigmented red foods such as beets, cherries, raspberries, goji berries are rich in iron*. For our bodies to absorb plants sources of iron, we need to take in Vitamin C at the same time. In this smoothie, it’s the coconut milk!
I also added MegaFood Daily Energy Boost, the powder being made of B12, beets from , green leaf tea, ashwaganda root, bacopa root – a combination that supports balanced blood sugar levels and energy, and mental clarity.* All things we can surely use throughout our day.
There are no bananas or greens hiding out – typical “healthy” smoothie components. Just berries, beets, and a boost! The raspberry and maple syrup bring the sweetness, rather than the usual banana.
I like using a y-shaped peeler, but a pairing knife will work too. The skin should be peeled because it can be a bit gritty.
Yes, roasted beets will bring more sweetness to the smoothie and deep flavor. If you have them on hand, use them!