I've been dehydrating beets this week... tediously slicing and then when they are dry, grinding up the chips in a wee coffee grinder (don't get me wrong, I like doing everything the hard way lol). So now I have a fair amount of 'beet powder'. I know about the idea for instant borsch, and it's a good one, but I also thought of what I could do to augment smoothies with beet powder. Here is the delicious result of that pondering:
Combine the following in your Vitamix carafe:
- 2 T. Organic "Raw" Beet Powder (dehydrated beets at less than 115 degrees) OR 2 C. cooked beets
- 4 C. filtered Water
- 1 Banana
- 2 Lg. Handfuls of Kale leaves
- 1 Braeburn Apple, cored
- 1-2 T. "raw" Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
The phytonutrient betaine in beets will soothe chronic inflammation and will also suppress the output of the belly fat-storing stress hormone, cortisol.
The apple cider vinegar's acetic acid switches on genes that are key to creating fatty acid oxidation enzymes. These enzymes block the storage of incoming dietary fat and break down and eliminate almost 10% of existing stored body fat. You might want to try the "Apple Cider Vinegar" diet as a result of having enjoyed this delicious smoothie... go here to read more.
This smoothie information is for you-- it's my bias-- so please see your own health care professional before making any health-related decisions. If you found anything useful, intriguing, or have questions, I appreciate your feedback... please use the comment box below. ~Cynthia