So, the other evening I had some extra time on my hands (which doesn’t seem to happen all that often any more) and I plopped myself in front of Netflix. I discovered my newest obsession: Death Comes to Pemberley.
Has anyone else discovered this show?! It’s only 3 episodes but it was amazing! I REALLY hope they do another season!
The last couple of weeks I have been trying to make new recipes with veggies I rarely eat. This week I made myself a Ruby Red Smoothie with beets! I know, that sounds kindof disgusting. But it’s totally not!
This smoothie tastes like pomegranate, raspberries, and banana. It’s absolutely delicious, plus it has tons of health benefits!
I had no idea beets had so many- they have antioxidants, detoxify the blood, help maintain healthy sex drive, AND boost endurance and muscle recovery! I am definitely going to try to find new ways to get beets in my diet on a regular basis. As a side note, I did have to roast a beet for this recipe. To do this is very simple! Just put the washed beet in a foil packet on a baking sheet, and stick it in a 375 degree oven for 45-60 minutes until tender. Let cool, and then peel. The peel will just fall off, super easy! Though I will give you a tip- you should probably wear gloves because they can really stain your hands.
I got the original recipe here, and made some changes to suit my own taste.
Ruby Red Smoothie
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- pinch truvia
- 1/4 cup POM juice
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 roasted beet, chopped
- 3 frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 frozen banana
- 4 ice cubes
Blend everything on a low speed until smooth. Be careful not to over blend or it will get foamy! This smoothie comes to 294 calories! Enjoy! 🙂