Caveman Cuisine: Beet Red

While "Eat your beets!" sounds like the stereotypical parental admonishment in a 1950's sitcom, the truth is, these nutrient packed bulbs are not always easy to incorporate into a regular diet.  Sure you can roast them, pickle them, or shred them on a salad, but, for ease of intake, you can't beat (no pun intended) blending them into a smoothie.

Beets don't have an extremely strong flavor, but I wanted to compliment their loamy, earthy sweetness with some sharper flavors.  Root vegetables also remind me of fall, so bringing in warming spices seemed a natural fit as well.

The end result was rich drink with a stunning crimson hue.


1/2 organic beet
Small handful raw walnuts (6-8 nuts)
Small piece fresh ginger
Dash cinnamon
1-2 scoops unflavored whey protein
8oz unsweetened almond milk
8oz cold water
1/2 organic apple
1/2 medium-sized organic carrot
4-5 ice cubes


Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

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Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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