If you are in the market for a low-carb but nutritious smoothie that bursts with antioxidants, then this beets and kale smoothie is the real deal.
Bananas, fresh kale and beetroots, a splash of almond milk, and a handful of sweet dates offer a balanced mix of vitamins, proteins, fibres and minerals. Have this smoothie for breakfast, and your body will thank you for hours to come.
If you'd like to hear about the major health benefits of the ingredients we used, then keep reading. Otherwise, just scroll down to the recipe to get this done!
You'll get a lot of potassium, vitamin B6 and C from the bananas. Potassium plays an important role in regulating blood pressure, particularly important during hot summer days.
Kale, like most other leafy greens, is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamin K, and nitrates. These nutrients help to fight disease-causing free radicals and support a healthy heart.
Beetroots are also good at lowering blood pressure. Red and purple vegetables are those with the most antioxidants. In particular, beetroots are rich with folate and manganese which help regulating your body metabolism and blood sugars levels.
Finally, if you decide to top this kale and beetroots smoothie with nut spreads, you'll get lots of healthy plant-based fats and proteins. Want even more proteins? Add in a splash of yogurt.
This recipe is suitable for vegans and people on a dairy-free diet, as well as weight watchers. We hope you'll like this smoothie as much as we did. Let's do this!