Happy WIAW, y’all! Today I’m skipping the whole “look at my day of food” thing because yesterday was a write off. I skipped breakfast and drank coconut water instead, ate tacos from Fresh in the car and spilled half all over my shirt (P.S. menu has been re-vamped and TACOS ARE HERE TO STAY!), and then the evening was spent snacking on weird things like cashews, a croissant, and crackers with hummus. Let’s not forget the handful of chocolate chips before bed.
- 1 small beet
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ an apple (chopped)
- ½ a banana
- 1tbsp chia seeds
- juice of ½ a lemon
- water (~1 cup)
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth.
I went to Costco last night and found a container of beets that were already cooked and peeled so it made everything wayyyyyy easy. I never put beets in my smoothies because I hate the process of prepping them and making the kitchen look like a murder scene! Costco to the rescue…again.
Why beets? I’ll be honest – originally I just used to love what beets did to the colour of smoothies. You get really cool shades of pink – Angela’s Pink Power Detox Smoothie is BEAUTIFUL and next on my list to try. Then I started to learn more about the health benefits of beets and how they help fight inflammation. I’ve been trying to add more anti-inflammatory foods to my diet (especially post-workout) to help with my recovery so I’ll be sneaking beets in when I can. They do have an “earthy” flavour but you can’t really taste it in a smoothie if you add sweet fruit to the mix!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your comments, tweets, and emails regarding yesterday’s post. I feel so lucky and blessed. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!