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Beet Strawberry Smoothie

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Growing up, this smoothie would have given me nightmares (big-time beet HATER) and you should be warned that it is NOT kid approved. Macson described it as, *cringe*, "It actually tastes kinda good, but it's also real (ly, c'mon, kid) bitter, but it's good at the same time. It's really weird. I can't drink anymore."

Weird, unless you like beets (which I newly do) and then it's actually pretty tasty.  

Beets are relatively low in calories, but high in several things that make them really worthwhile to prepare and eat. Folate, Vitamin C (mainly found in the beet greens), B-complex vitamins, magnesium, iron and copper. They're also extremely heart healthy and with the addition of strawberries to this smoothie, make this drink an antioxidant powerhouse. So, yes. Literally, every.thing. I've been focusing on in my own health is addressed in the ingredients. Want to try one for yourself? Here's how. 

Beet Smoothie 

I peeled, trimmed, chopped and roasted two small beets (for 50 minutes at 375, wrapped in foil) prior to smoothie assembly. Then added the beets, one cup of strawberries, one cup of Greek yogurt, one cup of ice and one tbs of honey to the smoothie and blended. 

Enjoy! 

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