Red Velvet

A beautiful smoothie that tastes as good as it looks. It's called Red Velvet because of the dessert-like flavor profile of the cake with the same name. When we hear of Red Velvet, we think of the smoothie recipe now. Who knew a beet smoothie recipe could be so smooth?

Scrub the beet well to avoid the "earthy" taste. You can also peel it if you have a fear of earthy flavors.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Process all ingredients in a blender and serve.

Health

  • Acne
    Zinc, Zn

    The nutrient zinc appears to be effective in reducing symptoms of acne when ingested regularly. Although the positive effects can be small, it clearly helps.

  • Depression
    Zinc, Zn

    There's a notable depression reduction in those who are resistant to depression treatment, and used zinc as an add-on to help improve their symptons while using anti-depressant medication. Minor improvements to mood and depressive symptons were seen in others.

  • Migraine
    Riboflavin

    Riboflavin (also known as Vitamin B2) appears to greatly reduce frequency of migraines. It also notably reduces the intensity of migraines, but the optimal amount isn't known yet as most studies used 400mg, but one study found similar improvements with just 25mg.

  • Hair Regrowth
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

    A study noted 100mg of Vitamin E was able to promote hair growth in subjects with alopecia relative to a placebo being used.

  • Lower Blood Pressure
    Magnesium, Mg

    Using magnesium shows a significant reduction in blood pressure, assuming one of two conditions is met. Either the subject is deficient in magnesium already, or the subject has a blood pressure of 140/90 or above. A deficiency in magnesium was not a requirement for the subjects to reduce their blood pressure.

  • Increase Testosterone
    Vitamin D

    Men taking 3,332 IU of Vitamin D over the course of a year observed an increase in their testosterone levels.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 glass ({$ ctrl.userServingSize $} fl oz) (change)
fl oz
Servings {$ ctrl.servings $}
Amount Per Serving
Calories {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.energy_kcal.value $}
Calories from Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calories_from_fat.value $}
Total Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.total_lipid_fat.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.total_lipid_fat.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.total_lipid_fat $}
Saturated Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_saturated.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_saturated.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.fatty_acids_total_saturated $}
Monounsaturated Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_monounsaturated.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_monounsaturated.units $}
Polyunsaturated Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_polyunsaturated.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_polyunsaturated.units $}
Cholesterol {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.cholesterol.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.cholesterol.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.cholesterol $}
Sodium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sodium_na.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sodium_na.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.sodium_na $}
Potassium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.potassium_k.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.potassium_k.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.potassium_k $}
Total Carbohydrate {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.carbohydrate_by_difference.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.carbohydrate_by_difference.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.carbohydrate_by_difference $}
Dietary Fiber {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fiber_total_dietary.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fiber_total_dietary.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.fiber_total_dietary $}
Sugars {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sugars_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sugars_total.units $}
Protein {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.protein.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.protein.units $}
Vitamin A {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_a_rae.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_a_rae.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_a_rae $}
Vitamin C {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid $}
Calcium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calcium_ca.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calcium_ca.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.calcium_ca $}
Iron {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.iron_fe.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.iron_fe.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.iron_fe $}
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Vitamins
Choline {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.choline_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.choline_total.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.choline_total $}
Folate {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.folate_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.folate_total.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.folate_total $}
Niacin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.niacin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.niacin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.niacin $}
Riboflavin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.riboflavin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.riboflavin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.riboflavin $}
Thiamin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.thiamin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.thiamin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.thiamin $}
Vitamin B-12 {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_12.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_12.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_b_12 $}
Vitamin B-6 {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_6.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_6.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_b_6 $}
Vitamin D {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_d.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_d.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_d $}
Vitamin E {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_e_alpha_tocopherol.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_e_alpha_tocopherol.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_e_alpha_tocopherol $}
Vitamin K {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_k_phylloquinone.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_k_phylloquinone.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_k_phylloquinone $}
Minerals
Copper {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.copper_cu.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.copper_cu.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.copper_cu $}
Magnesium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.magnesium_mg.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.magnesium_mg.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.magnesium_mg $}
Phosphorus {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.phosphorus_p.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.phosphorus_p.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.phosphorus_p $}
Selenium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.selenium_se.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.selenium_se.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.selenium_se $}
Zinc {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.zinc_zn.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.zinc_zn.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.zinc_zn $}
Other
Caffeine {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.caffeine.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.caffeine.units $}
Theobromine {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.theobromine.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.theobromine.units $}
Water {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.water.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.water.units $}
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.