Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BBC One - Beet Banana Chia

Breakfast for beet lovers.  This smoothie was born of a simple desire to name something "BBC One" because I had this stupid song stuck in my head.  (Thank you, Mike Myers.)  Stay tuned for BBC Two!  The one downside of this recipe is that you probably can't pull it off in a regular blender, you'll need a high-powered blender to sufficiently pulverize the beets.  (That's right, we're putting beets in a smoothie.  You'll thank me later.)  This is an energy packed smoothie, a great way to start the day;  sweet and smooth, high in fiber, omega 3's, protein (10 grams per serving), manganese, magnesium, selenium...the list goes on and on.  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS - serves 2

one and a half frozen bananas
2 small raw beets - peeled and quartered (or one medium)
4 tablespoons chia
1 cup unsweetened plant milk
1/2 cup cold water (more or less to desired consistency)
1 cup ice
2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • Process all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth.
  • If you're not sweet enough already, add a bit of stevia to taste.

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