Beetroot Recovery Smoothie
I love eating beetroot. Beetroot tastes fantastic (especially when roasted
or raw in a salad) and is full of powerful antioxidants and nitrates, boosting
stamina and endurance.
In June I decided to have a beetroot smoothie every day to test whether
I do recover quicker and can improve my endurance.
Ingredients: 1 generous serving
- 2 scoops of Beetroot Powder (I use Beet Endurance from PURE)
- 1 tsp Chia seeds
- 1 tsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 banana
- 250 ml water (add some fruit juice if you don't like the taste of beetroot, although
the banana maxes it relatively sweet already)
1. Add all ingredients together in a blender and blend away.
Obviously it is difficult to say if it does really help without proper scientific studies.
I certainly don't feel any worse for it and I do like the taste of it. Even if it does not
affect my performance, I know that I'm nourishing my body with vitamins,
minerals and powerful antioxidants (especially folate and manganase).
Beetroot fibre has been shown to increase the level of antioxidant enzymes in the
body, (specifically one called glutathione peroxidase), as well as increase the
number of white blood cells, which are responsible for detecting and eliminating
abnormal cells. Beets are also one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino
acid essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract.
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