Berry Beet Bliss Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1 small beet, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional, for sweetness)
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional, for a colder smoothie)

Instructions:

  1. Place the blackberries, strawberries, cooked and chopped beet, and banana into a blender.
  2. Pour in the fresh orange juice.
  3. Add the Greek yogurt and maca powder.
  4. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  5. Taste the smoothie and add honey if additional sweetness is desired.
  6. For a colder smoothie, add the ice and blend again until smooth.
  7. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Health Benefits:

This Berry Beet Bliss Smoothie is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients. Blackberries and strawberries provide a rich source of vitamin C and fiber, which support immune function and digestion. Beets are known for their ability to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure due to their nitrate content. Fresh orange juice adds a burst of vitamin C, promoting skin health and boosting the immune system. Maca powder offers a natural energy boost and helps balance hormones. Greek yogurt provides protein and probiotics, aiding in digestive health. This smoothie is a delicious way to nourish your body and start your day right!