Red Beet and Kale Smoothie
February 19, 2018
I’m in my second trimester so it is important that I include nutritious foods in my diet to prevent any birth defects in my infant. I incorporate a smoothie into my every day meal by blending fruits and vegetables. So, I wanted to make a new smoothie that would have many medicinal properties so I surfed through the internet. Google suggested beetroot because of the many benefits during a woman’s pregnancy.
Beetroot helps reduce the risk of birth defects, ensures healthy fetal development, it boosts our immunity, regulates our metabolism, prevents swelling, and so much more. There is still a worry that beetroot should be avoided, but that is a conversation a pregnant woman should have with their physician. I decided to make my smoothie with beetroot as the signature food item, but it was only one serving, and I do not plan to drink it more than once a week (if that).
Below, I’ll share my recipe in case you are an expecting mother wanting to try it for yourself or you are simply curious. If you try the recipe, I hope that you enjoy it!
1 cup of kale de-stemmed and chopped
1 raw red beet washed and peeled
1 apple cord cut into pieces
1 cup of ice cold water
1/2 a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 a cup of fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 a naval orange peeled
1/2 a cup of frozen ice chips
1. In a blender, blend the kale, water, pineapples, blueberries, and beet with the orange and apple slices.
2. Add the ice chips and blend for additional chilling.
3. Give it a taste and decide if you need to add any more water or fruit and if so, blend again.
If you’re a smoothie maker, what would you add to make this even more delicious? Comment below and let me know because I’m always looking to change up my recipes for more interesting ones. If you tried it out after reading this post, come back and let me know in the comments below!