Beverage/ Breakfast

Chocolate Beet Smoothie | with spinach

Chocolate Beet Smoothie spinach vegan refined sugarfree healthy breakfast preworkout snack

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!

Chocolate Beet Smoothie spinach vegan refined sugarfree healthy breakfast preworkout snack

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.

Chocolate Beet Smoothie spinach vegan refined sugarfree healthy breakfast preworkout snack

Chocolate Beet Smoothie spinach vegan refined sugarfree healthy breakfast preworkout snack

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!

 

Chocolate Beet Smoothie spinach vegan refined sugarfree healthy breakfast preworkout snack

NOTES:

  • 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 youPlease do rate and comment below! You can also FOLLOW ME on INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST and FACEBOOK for more fabulous recipes!

Chocolate Beet Smoothie
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Chocolate and beetroot come together in this delicious healthy Chocolate Beet Smoothie! They pack a punch nutritionally and still taste like dessert!
Servings
2-3 servings
Servings
2-3 servings
Chocolate Beet Smoothie
Print Recipe
Chocolate and beetroot come together in this delicious healthy Chocolate Beet Smoothie! They pack a punch nutritionally and still taste like dessert!
Servings
2-3 servings
Servings
2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Banana, sliced & frozen
  • 1/2 Beetroot, cooked & diced
  • 8 Almonds
  • 1 cup Light coconut milk You can use any milk of your choice
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp Date syrup Or 4-5 Dates. Or any sweetener of your choice
  • 1/4 cup Oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • OPTIONAL A handful of Spinach, lightly blanched you can use raw spinach too
  • A handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust for sweetness.

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