The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!
Beet It! 11 Nutrition-Packed Smoothies Featuring Beets
Medically reviewed by Daisy Coyle, APD
Beets are delicious, yes. But they're also packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
Beets have a high concentration of nitrates, which can help to lower blood pressure and may increase blood flow to the brain. A cup of beets contains 3.4 grams of fiber, making them a great source of fiber. And since they have a high water content and are low in calories, they can also help with weight loss.
A 3.5-ounce serving of cooked beets contains the following nutrients:
- Calories: 44
- Protein: 1.7 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin C: 6% of the RDI
- Folate: 20% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 6% of the RDI
- Potassium: 9% of the RDI
- Phosphorous: 4% of the RDI
- Manganese: 16% of the RDI
- Iron: 4% of the RDI
While you can roast beets on their own, or make them into soups and salads, there's also the option of drinking your daily dose.
Beet juice is one option. Fresh is best as store-bought can be high in added sugars and may have a low beet content.
We also love the idea of whipping beets into a smoothie. Replace your green morning smoothie with one of these bright pink beauties and see how you like it.
Check out some of these delicious ideas, courtesy of the healthy foodies on Instagram.
1. Beet powered smoothie via @what.the.veg
2. Peachy beet coconut layers via @lovebeets
3. Skinny beet and green leafy smoothie via @redd_bee
4. Pink power protein smoothie via @laceybaier
5. Beet smoothie with collagen powder via @fitcollegekitchen
6. Beet, pineapple, kale smoothie via @liverichfully
7. Beet smoothie with almond butter via @kt.salamander
8. Beet smoothie with cucumber and avocado via @3leafhealth
9. Pre-workout beet smoothie via @macromatters
10. Beet smoothie with oranges and ginger via @bowlstoplates
11. Beet madness smoothie via @natalya_longevitylifestyle
Reposted with permission from our media associate Healthline.
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
When Paris's Notre Dame caught fire on April 15, the flames threatened more than eight centuries of culture and history. The fire evoked shock, horror and grief worldwide. While the cathedral burned, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed determination to rebuild what the French regard as a sacred site.
By Andrea Germanos
Lawyer and visionary thinker Polly Higgins, who campaigned for ecocide to be internationally recognized as a crime on par with genocide and war crimes, died Sunday at the age of 50.
She had been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer last month and given just weeks to live.
The world's first malaria vaccine was launched in Malawi on Tuesday, NPR reported. It's an important day in health history. Not only is it the first malaria vaccine, it's the first vaccine to target any human parasite.
By Jake Johnson
According to the new research, published in the journal Nature Communications, melting permafrost caused by accelerating Arctic warming would add close to $70 trillion to the overall economic impact of climate change if the planet warms by 3°C by 2100.
The New York City Council last week overwhelmingly passed one of the most ambitious and innovative legislative packages ever considered by any major city to combat the existential threat of climate change.