Creamsicle Beet Juice Protein Smoothie

4 May

Disclaimer: I received free product from Nuzest USA to create recipes with. All opinions are my own; I was not compensated for my time.

Imagine that you’ve just completed a rugged workout on a hot day. You’re pouring sweat, thirsty, hungry and tired. And then, off in the distance, you hear the merry tune of an ice cream truck rounding the corner onto your street.

In that moment, for me at least, nothing sounds more satisfying than an ice-cold popsicle. Which would you opt for? Chocolatey fudge pop, ice cream cone, character-shaped popsicles, or a frozen candy bar? I’d make a beeline for the creamsicle – creamy, slightly tart, and just sweet enough to get me over the hump of being hungry after exercise.

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That’s a nice thought, but all that fat and sugar is not exactly the best way to refuel! Instead, I’ve concocted a creamsicle-flavored smoothie that’s full of nutritional vegan protein, carbs, and heart healthy beet juice!

With so many protein products on the market these days, it’s hard to navigate through them. Some are vegan, while others are made with whey. Some are sweetened, while others are not. Some are made up of only vegetables, while others have a multitude of ingredients – and not always ones you can pronounce!

I’m happy to announce that I am now a brand ambassador for Nuzest USA! Nuzest makes vegan, clean protein powders, among other vegan products. Their line of Clean Lean Protein Powders is made simply of pea protein isolate, natural flavors, and Thaumatin (a low-calorie sweetener). Use code “behealthy” to get 15% off your order of Nuzest products!

With that in mind, this refreshing smoothie is actually packed with TWO vegetables, two fruits, and several forms of protein! Exciting, I know 😀

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Creamsicle Beet Juice Protein Smoothie

Serves 1

Puree all ingredients together until completely blended. I find that it helps to pulse the blender a few times first, to break up the banana slices.

Serve the Creamsicle Beet Juice Protein Smoothie in your favorite glass and enjoy!

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My smoothie-matching game is on point!

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