Beeterbutter Berry Smoothie

Growing up did you pack peanut butter and jelly for lunch? Me too!

PB&J is a classic combo. I've updated the classic PB&J into a delicious smoothie you will LOVE if peanut butter and jelly is your jam.

When making a smoothie I make sure to always add protein, fat, and fiber for a satisfying meal that turns off hunger hormones. I'm extra so I usually sneak in some veggies as well. My go-to veggies are spinach, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, and BEETS.

Did you know that beets can improve your athletic performance?

Beet Benefits:

  • magnesium and folate to boost your metabolism

  • nitrates to boost endurance and physical performance

  • fiber to keep your digestive system running smoothly

  • can help reduce inflammation

  • can help lower blood pressure

  •  antioxidant powerhouse

Beets also make smoothies pink so you could sneak veggies into someone's smoothie without them even knowing, not that I would ever do that...

Beeterbutter Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup milk of choice

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (can substitute flaxseed or hemp seed)

  • 3/4 cup of roasted then frozen chopped beets

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries or mixed berries

  • 1 scoop protein (I like 1 scoop collagen peptides and 1/2 scoop vanilla protein)

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • ice

Add ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth and creamy. Add water or milk as needed to get things moving. If your beets are not frozen then reduce the liquid to keep it thick and creamy.

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