Boost your morning with this pretty and healthy Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie – this easy beet smoothie is full of color and nutritious goodness! This post and breakfast challenge is proudly sponsored by Whole Foods Market 365.
Since we started running our breakfast challenge every October and January, I’ve tested and discovered so many yummy healthy protein smoothie recipes.
While 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. In fact, that’s how my Kiwi and Kale Smoothie was shared on the blog and why, today, I’m sharing this Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie.
Fact: Lots of fun protein smoothies in your recipe box is always a good thing.
Another Fact: I bought ALL the ingredients for the 7 recipes in this challenge for less than $50 at Whole Foods Market 365. If you’re near one, I highly recommend checking it out for great produce and healthy ingredients at lower prices!
Plus I just like the name.
There’s something about making a “power” smoothie that gets me all hyped for the day.
Why You Should Make This Pink Smoothie Recipe
Beets are an amazing addition to power protein smoothies because they’re PACKED full of…
- vitamin C
- vitamin K
- folic acid
- omega-3 essential fatty acids
- B vitamin folate (which helps reduce the risk of birth defects so I’m all about that right now)
See? Power and Goodness. Thanks, pink power protein smoothie goodness.
And it’s so pretty!
There’s nothing like drinking in this vibrant, sweet, filling, and satisfying protein smoothie in the morning to get your day started off right.
If that’s your thing, I think this smoothie will definitely be your new best friend.
Substitutes For Protein Powder
While 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. I like adding vanilla protein powder when I make it, but unflavored or strawberry flavor would work as well.
BUT some people don’t really like protein powder or find it doesn’t agree with them. So here are some great healthy substitutes for protein powder that will also work in this pink protein beet smoothie recipe:
- peanut butter
- almond butter
- cashew butter
- whole fat plain greek yogurt
- whole fat cottage cheese
- flaxseed meal
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- egg whites (pasteurized)
Hopefully, there’s an idea here that sounds good to you. You can pick any of these up at Whole Foods Market 365!
Raw or Cooked Beets For Beet Berry Smoothie?
This Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie recipe uses a raw beet, not a cooked one. 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. There isn’t any major difference, nutrients-wise, of eating raw beets versus cooked beets. That being said, you can use either a raw or cooked beet and you’ll be fine.
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Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie
Boost your morning with this pretty and healthy Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie - full of color and goodness!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 small raw beet, peeled and quartered
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
Add 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’s very smooth.
If you’d like, you can also add in some protein powder.
Beets 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.
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