Beet-tastic Shake

Ever think of using beets in your shakes?  Never mind in your salads?  Beets are highly nutritious and cardiovascular-health-friendly root vegetables. Beets are high in folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium, and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6. Beets contain a unique phytonutrient called betalains, shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Here I used frozen beets to get this beautiful, natural shade of pink in my morning shake.

1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
1/4 cup frozen beets
1/2 cup frozen berries
1-2 tbsp flax or chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon nutmeg

If your shake comes out too thick, add 1 tablespoon more of water or almond milk at a time until you reach the consistency you enjoy.  Also, you can omit these spices and use ones you enjoy.  I really like this mix of spices because it gives me a variety of tastes which adds depth to my shake.

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