Hot Pink Smoothie and Farmer’s Market

Today I’m sharing two topics: a delicious smoothie recipe, and some pics of my trip to the farmer’s market.  Take a few minutes of your day to enjoy the lovely post I’ve put together for you – your boss won’t mind if you take a well deserved break.

Be a Rebel – Mix Up Your Breakfast!

Sometimes I tire of green smoothies.  There, I said it.  Having the same thing for breakfast every day can get bo-ring!  What about you?  Do you eat the same thing every day, or do you mix it up?

Allow me to introduce the Hot Pink Smoothie.  Kick off your kick-ass day with beets, carrots, coconut water, flax, and other goodness you wouldn’t normally have for breakfast!

Hot Pink Smoothie | Grow Eat Glow

Hot Pink Smoothie

Hot Pink Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. coconut water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 raw beet, peeled
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 2 carrots, cut into thirds
  • 8 frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews or sunflower seeds
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

Adapted from Green Smoothie Girl

http://www.groweatglow.com/lifestyle/inspiration/hot-pink-smoothie-and-farmers-market/

Don’t let the beets scare you.  Seriously, beets are in my Top 5 yucky-tasting foods, but I don’t mind it in this smoothie.  Start with 1/4 of a beet, and peel the outer layer with a veggie peeler to remove the “earthy” taste.  I cut my beets into quarters and have them ready to go in the fridge.

Did you know beets are an incredible food? They fight inflammation, lower blood pressure, and have anti-cancer properties.

All we are saying, is give beets a chance…

Yoko Ono told me to put that in.  Swear to God.

Let’s give beets their day in the spotlight – I dare you to make a Hot Pink Smoothie today!

Farmer’s Market and a Shameless Plug

On Sunday, my beloved and I visited the Farmer’s Market at St. Phillips Plaza in Tucson.  My favorite part of this adventure is meeting the people who grow, bake, and create the products sold at the market.  They’re so passionate and proud of their products.  They’re eager to share their knowledge – that’s something you’re not going to get at a grocery store!  My husband chatted with the owner of Yellow Brick Coffee and sampled his delicious iced coffee concoction.  I bought tomatoes, zucchini, green leaf lettuce, and avocados to use in salads for the coming week.  And on the way out, we learned how to keep our dog’s teeth healthy with special bones from Ozzie’s Naturals.

St Phillips Plaza Farmer's Market | Grow Eat Glow

St. Phillips Plaza Farmer’s Market, open 8am-12pm on Sundays.

St Phillips Plaza Farmer's Market | Grow Eat Glow

Here I am tasting sweet cantaloupe fresh from the farm. This man’s whole family was at the market, smiling and selling their bounty!

Notice my bag? I’m shamelessly plugging Bauman College, where I’m attending school to become a Holistic Nutrition Consultant.  Knowledge is power, and I can’t wait to share that knowledge with you!

St Phillips Plaza Farmer's Market | Grow Eat Glow

Gourds and smudge sticks. Beautiful!

If you haven’t visited a farmer’s market, I highly recommend it!  It’s a great way to connect with your community, and get fantastic food that’s local and fresh.  Before you know it, your hippie transformation will be complete!

Happy Eating!

~Christi

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Comments: 2

  1. Gigi Centaro August 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM Reply

    Hi Christi,
    I love your blog and I love beets. Have you ever tried roasting them? Peel, cut into small pieces, toss with oilve oil and a bit of salt and roast them on parchment paper in a 350 degree oven until they are as tender as you like. They are sweet and delicious.

    • Christi August 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM Reply

      I have not tried roasted beets, but I do love other roasted veggies! I’ll give them a try – thanks so much for the compliment and the great tip. Can’t wait to try it!

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