Beet, berry + cacao smoothie

Yep, everyone has one - the default, garanteed to taste great, ingredients always to hand - absolute favourite smoothie. This is mine.

This week I took a smoothie to the cinema (to see Thor: Ragnarok - it was great) and felt pretty darn good about my food choice as I sat amongst popcorn and hotdog munching movie-goers.

To up the fat in this recipe throw in a heaped teaspoon of coconut oil and for some protein add a raw egg - these optional extras make this smoothie a really filling meal. I don't like things too sweet, but if you do then chuck a medjool date in there as well.

Ingredients, serves one
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 a frozen banana
1 cooked beetroot
Handful of spinach
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp maca powder
1 heaped tbsp cacao powder
1 cup almond milk

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Add more almond milk if needed. Enjoy.