Okay, before you think I’ve gone all weird with my smoothie combinations, read on just a bit! This Chocolate Beet Smoothie packs a nutritional punch and yet tastes like dessert! We like that, don’t we?
So I’m continuing with my weekly SMOOTHIE recipe update from the archives. This CHOCOLATE BEET SMOOTHIE recipe that got my kids so excited as they remembered it and had absolutely loved it. Yes, despite the beets ( and spinach) in here!
If you’re looking to increase your daily vegetable intake, adding them to your smoothies is very effective. The taste is not compromised at all, colours make them even more appealing like in my GREEN SMOOTHIE , STRAWBERRY SPINACH SMOOTHIE and BEETROOT GINGER SMOOTHIE.
Since I’ve talked a lot about beets in my previous posts, lets discuss cocoa powder a bit. It comes from the cocoa bean, is very nutritious and offers many health benefits. For starters, it contains phenethylamine which is a mood elevator and natural antidepressant. The fiber content in cocoa is pretty high, its rich in antioxidants and according to some studies, it may also help in lowering stress levels and blood pressure. For that amazing chocolate taste, I’m willing to bet on all of this goodness!
As the sweetness of fruits helps mask its bitter taste,cocoa works very well in smoothies. Add some honey or maple syrup or dates to sweeten the deal further if you want. What you’ll get is a rich chocolate flavour with just the amount of sugar YOU want. No nasties, added sugars, no preservatives. And , I repeat, It will taste out of the world fabulous!
- This recipe uses light coconut milk, but please feel free to use any milk of your choice.
- I sweetened the smoothie with date syrup, but you can certainly add any sweetener of your choice.
- I prefer to toast oats lightly before adding them to my smoothies.
- A handful of spinach ( lightly blanched) ups the nutrient content in this smoothie. You may leave it out if you wish.
So here’s the handy-dandy recipe for this glorious Chocolate Beet Smoothie. I’d love to hear from you. Please do rate and comment below! You can also FOLLOW ME on INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST and FACEBOOK for more fabulous recipes!