Mixing Up The Beet

Pre-motherhood, my morning routine would look like this: a run lasting longer than 30 minutes, a hot and uninterrupted shower, and a post-workout smoothie enjoyed on the porch. These days, most mornings look like this: wake up, nurse the baby, change the baby, make lunch/coffee/smoothie for Ryan (part of which I put in the fridge for myself to enjoy at a later time), and toss the baby in the stroller in hopes of getting a run in before he’s ready to go back down for a nap. Having a smoothie for breakfast gives me a fresh start to the day and packs a nutritional punch that will sustain me until lunch. Well, maybe at least a couple of hours!


This smoothie is a favorite around here. Tart, refreshing, and loaded with folate, potassium, vitamin C, antioxidants, and fatty acids.


Beet Smoothie for Two

1 cup lemon juice, fresh or bottled

1 cup orange juice

1 fresh beet, tops removed and chopped

1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

1 tablespoon flax seeds

2 cups spinach

Place in a high speed blender in the order listed above. Blend on high until smoothie. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


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