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This healthy heart beet berry smoothie is sweet, creamy, and great for your heart! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan. 

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Since the beginning of pregnancy, one thing I’ve craved is cold and creamy foods. Sometimes that’s ice cream, sometimes it’s softened frozen fruit, and sometimes it’s a sweet smoothie!

Because it’s February, which is the month where we focus on heart health, I wanted to make something cold, creamy, nutritious and filled with ingredients that are great for our hearts…and that’s where this Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie came to mind.

This recipe makes 1 large (meal sized) smoothie or 2 smaller snack smoothies.

Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie #healthyrecipes #tararochfordnutrition

Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie #healthyrecipes #tararochfordnutrition

Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie Tips

  • I used clementines because I had them on hand, but you can use half an orange if that’s the citrus you have sitting in your fruit bowl. Adding this citrus blends perfectly with the sweet berries and adds even more vitamin C (the strawberries and beets are also packed with immune-boosting vitamin C).
  • My favorite berries to use are strawberries and raspberries, but if you have other berries on hand like blueberries or blackberries give them a try (and let me know how it turns out!). I bet the end result will be delicious.
  • The frozen banana helps make this smoothie so creamy (and don’t worry if you aren’t a banana fan…you can’t taste it at all!)
  • Beets are filled with nutrients like folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. They also contain naturally occurring nitrates, which may help reduce blood pressure making beets the perfect addition to a heart healthy smoothie! Simply peel the beat, chop it and add the raw beet pieces to your blender. It may sound crazy to add savory beets to your smoothie, but I promise you can’t taste it. 
  • 1 date is added to this smoothie to give it a sweet boost.
  • Walnuts are also a heart healthy addition to this smoothie. They contain a higher amount of omega 3 fatty acids than any other nut, consuming adequate amounts of this essential nutrient may reduce your risk of heart disease and decrease inflammation.

Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie #healthyrecipes #tararochfordnutrition

Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie #healthyrecipes #tararochfordnutrition

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Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie #healthyrecipes #tararochfordnutrition

Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie


  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x

Description

This healthy heart beet berry smoothie is sweet, creamy, and great for your heart! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan. 


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Ingredients

2 clementines, peeled 

½ cup frozen berries (any kind will do, but I love strawberries and raspberries)

½ frozen banana 

1 small red beet, raw, peeled and chopped

1 date

1 tablespoon walnuts

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional


Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined


Notes

This recipe has not been tested for FODMAPs, but the beet in this smoothie makes it high in fructans. 

  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie with vegan protein powder
  • Calories: 456.3
  • Sugar: 47.5 g
  • Sodium: 559 mg
  • Fat: 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: .6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.6 g
  • Fiber: 11.8 g
  • Protein: 26.7 g

Keywords: smoothie, beet smoothie, heart health, heart healthy

 

Healthy Heart Beet Berry Smoothie #healthyrecipes #tararochfordnutrition

 

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