By Carrie Gurr – Health Enthusiast
Just in time for Valentine’s Day (although no excuse is necessary), this smoothie contains so much goodness, it’s hard to believe it can actually taste amazing and look the part too! A lot of people don’t have the time, or the inclination, to get too creative when it comes to out-of-the-ordinary smoothies and juices, so this is why the Red Velvet smoothie is so great – all ingredients can be thrown together in your blender, Thermomix or food processor – choose your weapon of choice and enjoy a wholesome drink which will satisfy your sweet tooth, fill you up and keep you going whatever you and your loved ones are up to this Valentine’s Day.
It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s Day treat unless it contains some chocolatey goodness, right? This recipe calls for raw cacao powder which can taste quite bitter to some, so feel free to add extra, or use less, to suit your taste. And don’t be scared by the inclusion of beetroot! The cacao, milk and other ingredients help balance out that earthy taste; besides, beetroot is an excellent tonic for the liver and provides iron, magnesium, folate, potassium as well as nitrates which are excellent for muscle energy!
Enjoy this flavoursome treat whilst giving your body and mind a helping hand!
Ingredients (serves 1):
1/2 beetroot peeled and chopped
1/2 avocado (if available – substitute with banana if desired)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup coconut water
1 handful of ice (if desired)
2 teaspoons honey
Blend until smooth, and all there is left to do is enjoy!
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