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
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.