Why Root Veggies RAWK Green Smoothies

Root Veggies RAWK

Have you noticed the slight change in weather?

The leaves are beginning to fall, it’s more brisk outside in the morning and we are noticing that warmer foods seem to be calling our name. Maybe it is time to start busting out the cozy socks and sweaters.

We love fall and we especially love the produce available this time of year. What’s affordable, readily available and packed with nutrients that’ll boost your immune system all season long?

 

Root vegetables!!!

 

These underdog superfoods are a must this season… thanks to their nutritional punch.

Let’s just face it, though — Sometimes using raw root vegetables in your blender like carrots or beets just doesn’t get them pureed as smooth as we would like. But, we don’t want you to say no to nutritious root vegetables just yet…. we want you to roast them!

By roasting root vegetables, you let the oven do all of the hard work (we love that part!). What happens in that 30 minutes of roasting is pure magic. The oven turns hard, tough root vegetables into sweet caramelized goodness that are delicious plain, seasoned… and even added to green smoothies. Yeah, we totally add these bad boys to our smoothies— and let me tell you: they boost the flavor and health factor. Are you ready?

 

3 Roasted root veggies
to add to your green smoothie:

1. Carrots: Good for the eyes, immune system and your green smoothies
2. Sweet Potatoes: Keeps your eyes in good health as well as your tummy
3. Beets: High in folate, fiber and iron – keep your immune system boosted with beets

We think these 3 root vegetables add the perfect amount of sweetness and deliciousness without overpowering your green smoothies. They also thicken the smoothies into a milk shake-like consistency— now that’s what I’m talking about!

Never roasted root vegetables? We got your back! Here’s a simple way to do it:

Roasted Beets

Roast your vegetables like a Chef!

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit (200 degrees celsius).
2. Rinse and scrub your root vegetable well.
3. Cut into 1 inch pieces and place on a baking sheet.
4. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional) and a pinch of salt (optional).
5. Roast for 20-30 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.

** If you are adding these to a delicious green smoothie recipe, make sure you allow them to chill in the fridge before adding them to your blender.

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32 Responses to “Why Root Veggies RAWK Green Smoothies”

  1. Missy 3.26.2017 at 11:54 am #

    Did you peel off the skin?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.27.2017 at 9:57 am #

      Hi Missy,

      That’s completely up to you + the power of your blender. Love the skin’s nutritional benefits + have a rawkstar blender? Then I’d suggest keeping the skin on the carrots + beets…especially if you’re using organic. For sweet potatoes, I remove the skin before blending.

      Learn more about adding peels to your green smoothie here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/peel

  2. Anita 7.15.2016 at 5:06 pm #

    I’ve been making veggie smoothies for years. Here are my tips http://earthlychow.com/ultimate-guide-making-fresh-healthy-smoothies

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.16.2016 at 9:20 am #

      Hi Anita!

      Thanks so much for sharing! Cheers!

  3. David Shafir 5.12.2015 at 4:01 pm #

    Greetings, and many thanks for your amazing work!

    I’ve heard that one shouldn’t combine starchy plants with non-starchy ones.
    This is one of the places talking about this (googled now “starchy smoothie”):

    http://www.rawfamily.com/newsletters/raw-family-newsletter-archive-2012/food-combining-in-green-smoothies

    Do you have a source refuting this claim?

    I also noticed recipes with a cantaloupe/watermelon. I’ve heard that one shouldn’t consume any melon with any other food. This is one place mentioning this re smoothies (“Just avoid melons, as they don’t combine well with other produce”): http://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/ggs/

    Same question: have you heard another authority denying any problem with eating melons with other foods?

    Thanks again.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.12.2015 at 6:27 pm #

      Hi David,

      Thank you so much for sharing your insights + articles! We are not professional nutritionists, but all the research we have done suggests that blending fruits and veggies together is no different than eating fruits and veggies together–like a salad! Hope this helps!

      And we love blendin’ with melons, find out why here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothies-with-melons

  4. Mimi 9.2.2014 at 10:50 pm #

    could I sub the coconut oil wit olive oil?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.3.2014 at 5:04 am #

      Hey Mimi!

      Coconut oil is amazing for you; here are all the reasons why we love it: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/coconut-oil

      If you are allergic to Coconut Oil please do sub in Olive Oil. Either way your root veggies will be AWESOME.

      ENJOY! 🙂

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