Boost your morning with this pretty and healthy Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie - this easy beet smoothie is full of color and nutritious\u00a0goodness!\u00a0 This post and breakfast challenge is proudly\u00a0sponsored by Whole Foods Market 365.\r\n\r\n\r\nSince we started running our breakfast challenge\u00a0every October and January, I've tested and discovered so many yummy healthy protein smoothie recipes.\r\n\r\nWhile they're all super tasty, some of them are huge hits during the challenge, which makes me think they should go on the blog so I can share them with everyone.\u00a0 In fact, that's how my Kiwi and Kale Smoothie\u00a0was shared on the blog and why, today, I'm sharing this\u00a0Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie.\r\n\r\nFact: Lots of fun protein smoothies in your recipe box is always a good thing.\r\n\r\nAnother Fact: I bought ALL the ingredients for the 7 recipes in this challenge for less than $50 at Whole Foods Market 365.\u00a0 If you're near one, I highly recommend checking it out for great produce and healthy ingredients at lower prices!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPlus I just like the name.\r\n\r\nThere's something\u00a0about making a "power" smoothie that gets me all hyped for the day.\r\nWhy You Should Make This Pink Smoothie Recipe\r\nBeets are an amazing addition to power protein smoothies because they're PACKED full of...\r\n\r\n \tfiber\r\n \tprotein\r\n \tantioxidants\r\n \tvitamin C\r\n \tpotassium\r\n \tvitamin K\r\n \tfolic acid\r\n \tomega-3 essential fatty acids\r\n \tmanganese\r\n \tB vitamin folate (which helps reduce the risk of birth defects so I'm all about that right now)\r\n\r\nSee? Power and Goodness.\u00a0 Thanks, pink power protein smoothie goodness.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAnd it's so pretty!\r\n\r\nThere's nothing like drinking in this vibrant, sweet, filling, and satisfying protein smoothie in the morning to get your day started off right.\r\n\r\nIf that's your thing, I think this smoothie will definitely be your new best friend.\r\nSubstitutes For Protein Powder\r\nWhile you don't have to add protein powder if you don't want to (without it, the smoothie has about 7 grams of protein), adding it will up the protein to make this a very well-balanced meal. \u00a0I like adding vanilla protein powder when I make it, but unflavored or strawberry flavor would work as well.\r\n\r\nBUT some people don\u2019t really like protein powder or find it doesn\u2019t agree with them. \u00a0So here are some great healthy substitutes for protein powder that will also work in this pink protein beet smoothie recipe:\r\n\r\n \tpeanut butter\r\n \talmond butter\r\n \tcashew butter\r\n \twhole fat plain greek yogurt\r\n \twhole fat cottage cheese\r\n \tflaxseed meal\r\n \tchia seeds\r\n \themp seeds\r\n \tegg whites (pasteurized)\r\n\r\nHopefully, there\u2019s an idea here that sounds good to you.\u00a0 You can pick any of these up at Whole Foods Market 365!\r\nRaw or Cooked Beets For Beet Berry Smoothie?\r\nThis Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie recipe uses a raw beet, not a cooked one.\u00a0 Not cooking beets is way easier than cooking beets - you're skipping all those steps which makes this breakfast protein smoothie an even easier breakfast choice.\u00a0 There isn't any major difference, nutrients-wise, of eating raw beets versus cooked\u00a0beets.\u00a0 That being said, you can use either a raw or cooked beet and you'll be fine.\r\n\r\n\r\nJoin The Free Breakfast Challenge!\r\nLovin' the idea of enjoying this amazingly pretty and vibrant protein smoothie to kick off the new year?\u00a0 Then you'll LOVE\u00a0our 7 day free Breakfast Challenge!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe've partnered with Whole Foods Market 365 to bring you 7 great, healthy, and quick breakfasts, starting with this yummy pink protein smoothie right here.\u00a0 Sound good? Then come join our 7-Day FREE Clean Eating Breakfast Challenge!\u00a0 It\u2019s pure awesomeness, let me tell ya.\r\n\r\nWe\u2019d love for you to\u00a0join us!\r\n\r\nPink Power Protein Beet Smoothie\r\n\r\n\r\n\n\n\tPink Power Protein Smoothie\n\t\t\n\t\tBoost your morning with this pretty and healthy Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie - full of color and goodness!\t\n\t\n\t\t1 cup unsweetened almond milk1 banana1 small raw beet, (peeled and quartered)1 cup frozen strawberries1 tbsp flaxseed meal1 tsp raw honey1 scoop vanilla protein powder ((optional))\t\n\t\n\t\tAdd the unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, small raw peeled beet, frozen strawberries, flaxseed meal, and raw honey to a kitchen blender.Blend everything until it\u2019s very smooth.If you\u2019d like, you can also add in some protein powder.\t\n\t\n\t\tBeets have been shown to lower your blood pressure, boost your stamina, and are packed full of valuable nutrients, making this smoothie full of goodness for you.\n\t\n\n\r\n\r\nThis post contains affiliate links for products I use regularly\u00a0and highly recommend.\u00a0 This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market 365.