Easy CHOCOLATE BERRY BEET Cannabis-Infused HEMP SMOOTHIE
This Chocolate Beet Smoothie is a smoothie powerhouse. The combo of chocolate and beets packs the vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants and is loaded with protein, healthy fats, and carbs and makes a perfect snack or natural pre-workout. How do you feel about putting veggies in your smoothies? Personally I am all for it – you can tell from the looks of this chocolate smoothie and this green smoothie. It doesn’t get any easier than that, especially if you struggle to get in enough throughout the day.
Cacao contains magnesium, dietary fiber, and antioxidants including flavanols and polyphenols. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for heart health. The flavanols in cacao prevent fat-like substances in the bloodstream from clogging the arteries. They also moderate nitric oxide, which is a compound found in beets. This makes this chocolate beet smoothie perfect for a pre-workout meal or snack. Besides being a source of antioxidants, beets contain dietary nitrates.
Dietary nitrates convert to nitric oxide, which is responsible for the dilation of blood vessels and helps support blood circulation. This improves an athlete’s capacity for sustained exercise and endurance. Nitric oxide also helps the speed of nutrient delivery to the muscles, improving energy efficiency for performance and recovery.
By pairing the beets with chocolate, this smoothie makes one perfect pre-workout snack. Say goodbye to those packaged pre-workouts with half of the ingredients you can’t pronounce and hello to this beet chocolate smoothie.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup raw beets, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (may sub 1 cup coconut milk and omit coconut water)
- 3 teaspoons cacao
- 3 teaspoons honey or CBD-infused honey
- 15mg+ CBD oil tincture or CBD isolate powder
This smoothie is not as thick as my typical smoothie. I usually like them thick. But since it makes a great pre-workout, I didn’t want a heavy smoothie sitting in my stomach when I’m trying to do burpees. If you want to thicken it up, which it sounds like most people did in the comments, there are plenty of things you can add – half an avocado (will make it super creamy too), frozen spinach, frozen cauliflower rice, frozen banana, and frozen zucchini are some of my favorites.