Beetroot, Banana & Cacao Smoothie

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Beetroot is a hugely underestimated vegetable, used in the right way it can be a great addition to your diet. Beetroot is an excellent source of both iron and folate, a natural folic acid. Beetroot juice also contains a number of other vitamins and minerals including betaine, magnesium and a range of antioxidants.

Although more studies are required there has been evidence to show that eating beetroot, or drinking beetroot juice can help to lower blood pressure, help to prevent dementia and improve exercise performance.

This smoothie is a quick and easy way to add beetroot to your diet, it only contains a small serving of beetroot juice so is ideal for the unconverted. If you like you can add more. The addition of the raw cacao powder adds a nice taste and also provides a great range of antioxidants.

Ingredients

Makes 2 small or 1 large serving.

1 banana
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
50ml beetroot juice
½ tbsp coconut oil
250ml almond milk
Ice

Method

Couldn’t be simpler, add all of the ingredients to a blender, blitz and enjoy!

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