add vegetables

add vegetables for a tastier, healthier treat.add vegetables to your meals and smoothies

I love fruit smoothies, but I am adding more vegetables to my smoothies lately.  They are nutritious and add such interesting flavor and color to a drink. I often add a little kale or spinach, but there are so many other vegetables to try. They are a tasty addition, so add vegetables.

recipe for beet vegetable smoothie

Ingredients:
  2         small beets (I don't peel them, but wash them thoroughly)
  1         yellow mango
  1         banana
  1         whole orange, peeled
  1         cup blueberries
  1/2      lemon
  1         large kale leaf

Place all ingredients into a blender jar. Add 1 cup of crushed ice and a little water if you desire. Blend until desired consistency.  Enjoy

*optional: 1 cup of cherries and a stalk of celery are good in this smoothie also.

 add vegetables
beet nutrition

Beets are an excellent source of folate. If you eat the beets raw, you get more folate than if you cook them. They are good for detoxification and are an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory.

They are a source of fiber, manganese and magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B-6

It is not a good idea to eat beats if  you suffer from kidney stones as beets are high in oxalates.

My favorite vegetables to add to a smoothie for more nutrition and flavor:

  • kale - fresh and raw
  • spinach - this adds flavor as well as nutrition
  • celery - celery makes a nice garnish, but is also good blended into the smoothie
  • carrots - add color
  • snow peas or regular peas - only use fresh or frozen vegetables
  • fennel - nice flavor
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes (yes, this is a fruit, but it seems like a vegetable) 
  • zucchini
  • avocado (another fruit but often used with vegetables in salads and other dishes)

There are other vegetables you can add. Ginger adds good flavor and nutrition. Turmeric is good as an antioxidant and is said to help soothe arthritis pain or other pain. What vegetable do you add to your smoothies? 

Visit my Etsy Store, Yarncraft Boutique!

etsy.com/shop/yarncraftboutique

Have A Great Story About This Topic?

Do you have a great story about this? Share it!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Click on the pictures at the left to go get to the pages.

Have A Great Story About This Topic?

Do you have some good ideas for using vegetables in your meals?
What vegetables do you add to your smoothies or to your meals? Add your favorite recipes and pictures below or just add a comment.

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)