I always love to hear people’s stories. Link that with my interest in smoothies and healthy eating and I’m doubly happy.
Since childhood, Anna at CrunchyCreamySweet has had a history of anemia. She had the blessing of a grandmother who took food lore seriously and helped her beat it with beets – I like saying that, lol! At ten years of age, Anna thought them disgusting. However, as it worked, and she would return to them whenever the anemia returned, which was often in times of stress.
Move on a few years and Anna discovered smoothies. She now regularly actually enjoys her beet smoothies. Read her full story at her website which we’ve linked to at the end.
Meanwhile, here’s what Anna says about the nutritional benefits of beets …
All of my research shows that beets are the answer to my blood problems. They purify the blood, cleanse the liver, lower blood pressure and are proven to reverse hypertension. Beets improve your blood flow, help deliver oxygen to the parts of your body that need it, including the brain. They are the sweet vegetable that is low in calories but high in good carbs and gives you the right kind of energy.
[Beets are also] rich in folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. They replenish iron in your body, which for me is really important. It’s rich in anti-oxidants that help fight cancer and reduce inflammation. I even found out that betaine from beets aids depression and the trytophan relaxes the mind just like chocolate!
Please turn to the Next Page (click button below) for Anna’s Anemia-Beating Beet Smoothie recipe …