The roaring red smoothie is one of my favourite recipes. I love the colour and the flavour but most of all, the amount of health benefits the ingredients hold.
Words and Images - Meg Gilmer
Beetroot has been increasingly studied for its benefits for athletes. It is an excellent source of iron beneficial to women, vegetarians and athletes. It has been shown to improve athletic performance.
Full of nitrates, beetroots help reduce inflammation and are a rich source of antioxidants. Coconut water is a great source of potassium and magnesium, essential for endurance sports. You can make this ahead of time, store in the fridge and enjoy after exercise or as a refreshing drink.
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries or strawberries
- 1 small beet, steamed
- 2 tsp honey, raw agave or rice malt syrup
- Handful ice
- Optional: 1/4 cup beet juice
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.