Hey There Friends! How’s it goin?
Today I tested out my creativity and tried to come up with cool ways to not eat meat. I’m going meatless today as part of the MoveNourishBelieve Challenge hosted by Fit Approach and Lorna Jane but I’m not really a salad person so a bowl of greens just wouldn’t cut it for me 😕
I’ve also been slacking in the veggie intake department recently so I decided to take the meatless challenge one step further and try to incorporate as many vegetables as possible into every meal 😀
I stocked up on the essentials over the weekend and also grabbed some beets along the way, which I added my post workout smoothie this morning. The final product was chocked full of veggies but tasted awesome so I had to share 😀
Beets & Veggie Smoothie Bowl
After my workout this morning I was super hungry and needed something in my belly FAST! My first thought was a smoothie so I started pulling out the usual ingredients for a green smoothie. I also spied the beets hiding in the back so I decided to add those too and make a red smoothie instead 😀
Then I thought of the sad carrot I had in the crisper and rationalized that if carrots and beets went well together when juicing, they should work in a smoothie…so I grabbed that too.
I added everything to my large NutriBullet cup and narrowly avoided going over the ‘MAX’ line. I also threw in some oats and a scoop of chocolate protein powder at the last minute. I usually don’t use the chocolate flavour in my smoothies but the beets just called for it (red velvet anyone? 😉 ) so I made an exception this morning 😆
Once everything was nice and smooth I poured it into a bowl, topped it with some homemade granola I made last night and dug in…YUM! 😀
- 1 medium banana
- 1 generous handful spinach, kale or combo of greens
- ½ cup frozen berries
- ½ cup frozen mangoes and pineapple
- ½ beetroot, chopped*
- 1 carrot, chopped
- ½ - 1 cup almond milk**
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
- 1 dash cinnamon (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.
**Add more or less milk as needed
This was an AWESOME start to a meatless Monday! 😀
Want more smoothie bowls! Try this one:
What about you?
Do you like beets?
Have you ever added beets to a smoothie?
Have you ever gone meatless for a day or more?
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Amee @ didsomeonesaychocolate.com says
Oooh this looks gorgeous! I have a confession. I’ve never eaten a beet, to my knowledge. I bought two of them a couple of months ago and they went bad before I roasted them. I was scared of the beets. Something I need to work on apparently! I’ve gone meatless before and yesterday, I went veggie-less. Oops.
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I don’t think I’ve ever ‘eaten’ beets either…I have no idea what to do with them so I usually just throw them in my smoothies lol. I’ve heard they taste kind of like dirt when you roast them so I’ve been hesitatant to try them :S
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