Chocolate Beet Smoothie


Wonderful breakfast smoothie (or dinner, depending on my mood).

Ok, I should write something about how awesome this smoothie is and how it (and my newfound love for juicing) have completely changed the way I see beets. But I am sitting here in a small, neglected campus library, trying to study and the can of Starbucks Raspberry Pomegranate Refresher next to me is calling my name.

I want to time my consumption of this yumminess so that the caffeine will be maximized for when I am in my two and a half hour class (class doesn’t start for another hour and forty-five minutes), so I think I should wait another 45 minutes at least… Yeah, I’ll stop boring you with this now. Just know that you should go out and try one of these. I don’t usually drink energy drinks, and I ration coffee for times when I know I will be reading textbooks for over 3+ hours, but these are so yummy that I am pretty sure the promise of one could get me through a marathon.

Anyway, instead of reading assigned articles on campus and staring at my Starbucks can, I’d much rather be drinking one of these smoothies. I enjoyed one after a 2 mile swim this week and was extremely happy with how well it satisfied that awkward feeling of “I just worked out so hard that I will feel sick if i eat, but I need to eat because I am soooo hungry!”

The making of a beet smoothie.

Chocolate Beet Smoothie
Serves 1
Adapted from Gabby’s Gluten-Free

1/2 red beet, roasted (I slice/chop mine to help it roast a little more quickly)
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

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