Smoothies can be a quick way to get a high nutrient breakfast without a lot of time. For instance, you can chop and assemble all your ingredients the night before and then just add liquid and start the blender in the morning.
But sometimes it’s nice to have more than a liquid meal. Bring on the smoothie bowl! It has all the ease and nutrition of a smoothie, but can be eaten in a bowl with toppings so psychologically you are having more of a meal.
This recipe is full of the goodness of beets and berries and can be topped with blood sugar balancing toppings such as hemp seeds, unsweetened dried coconut or low sugar granola. The berries also provide essential anti-inflammatory benefits.
Beets contain a blood pressure lowering substance called nitrate. Beet juice has been shown to reduce blood pressure within hours of drinking it. So if you’re working on your blood pressure levels, give this one a try!
Beet Berry Bowl
- 2 cups baby spinach can substitute kale
- 1 cup berries your choice
- 1 cup diced raw beets
- 1 small banana
- 1/4 cup flaxseeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If desired, pour into a bowl and top with more berries, unsweetened coconut, hemp or chia seeds, cacao nibs or pumpkin seeds etc.