My favourite energy drink needs to have beet in it. Beet works magic in my life, seriously. I become alive when there is beet, my brain functions well and I feel a lovely sense of well-being.
Today I blended another one of my beet drinks, making sure to note the ingredients used, so I can assess the finished product and try to improve.
My ingredients were:
- 2 small to medium-sized beets
- 2 small to medium-sized carrots
- 1 small banana
- 2/1/2 Cups Almond Milk
- ½ t-spoon Almond essence
- A pinch of grounded ginger
- A pinch of grounded bay-leaf
- Two t-spoons sugar (brown) or honey (my preference is usually honey)
Carrots and beets were washed, peeled and grated, the banana was sliced. They were all placed in the blender with all other ingredients, and blended; ice added.
Assessment of finished product:
First noticeable taste was the banana, carrots and milk; the beet was the after taste. The essence was noticeable in a mild complementing way. There was a slight taste of sugar (just right for me). I was not satisfied however with the effect of the ginger and the bay-leaf”. Next time, I would use nutmeg instead of bay leaf and I would increase the quantity. Overall, the result was tasty and refreshing.
If you love your drinks loaded with sugar, then this drink is not for you. I am usually always thinking “limited sugar”.
I have mixed beet with cucumbers and celery as well (no milk added), enjoyed that too.
Have you ever tried blending vegetables and observed how it made you feel?
For me, I am a strong believer in blended drinks that has beet; it works for me.
I urge you to drink healthier, for a healthier, more energetic you.