Kick start your day with a glass of this Beet and Spinach Power Smoothie!
This post is sponsored by Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets
Beets have always been a favorite thing to eat for me. Growing up there would always be a jar of pickled beets in the pantry, my dad put them on everything and I even made beet sandwiches. They tasted great but watching the white bread turn a magical pink color was also really fun!
This whole week of April 22-28 has been dedicated to celebrating Aunt Nellie’s pickled beets. Between myself and a few other bloggers, we’ve worked to bring you a recipe for each moment of the day. So whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or in my case a smoothie, you can be sure that we have you covered! Follow along by using the hashtag #ANBeetWeek. There’s also a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!! More on how to enter below.
Now that I’m all grown up, beet salads excite me with feta cheese or balsamic vinegar and maybe a handful of caramelized walnuts thrown on top for some extra crunch. If you’ve ever bought a raw beet at the store, you’ll know it can take a while to cook it. which is fine if you’re looking for that roasted flavor. But with pickled beets, all of the hard work is already done for you, say goodbye to peeling, cooking (and mess) and still retain the flavor and nutrition.
And it’s that nutrition that I wanted to keep when I created this Beet and Spinach Power Smoothie. As well as spinach, I added berries, apple, banana, vanilla yogurt and coconut milk, so you can see it’s bursting with ingredients to get you going in the morning or as I had it, as an energy booster after my workout!
Just add everything to your blender and 20 seconds later you have this amazing and bright pink smoothie. Add straw and drink…repeat!
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Sign in below to receive Aunt Nellie’s newsletter and leave a comment telling me how you like to eat your beets! And don’t forget to visit Aunt Nellie’s and check out their wide varieties of pickled beets. One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card and an Aunt Nellie’s gift pack. You can find Aunt Nellie’s Beets in the jarred section of almost any grocery store.
Beet and Spinach Power Smoothie
- 1 jar Aunt Nellie's whole pickled beets drained
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 small red apple cored
- 6 ounces low fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Make sure and drain the juice from the pickled beets.
- Place all of the ingredients into your blender.
- Blend on high speed for about 20-30 seconds and the consistency is smooth.
- Pour into two tall glass tumblers and drink at once.