Recipe courtesy of Psychologies Magazine and taken from Hungry Woman by Pauline Cox (Ebury Press).
This delicious and different beetroot-infused smoothie comes from qualified functional nutritionist Pauline Cox, author of Hungry Woman, a hormone-balancing cookbook for women of all ages. She says: ‘Nitrate rich foods such as beetroot are incredibly important for building nitric oxide, a key compound for increasing blood flow to the skin, vagina and pelvic organs, which optimises cardiovascular health, mental clarity, healing and recovery from injury’.
5-6 wedges of cold, roasted beetroot
A handful of frozen raspberries
2 tbsp cacao powder
400ml unsweetened nut milk
1 tsp mushroom powder, such as Lion’s Mane (optional)
1 tbsp collagen peptides (optional)
1 tbsp maca powder (optional)
Seeds and crushed nuts of your choice, to serve
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and combine until smooth. Finish with some seeds and crushed nuts of your choice on top. (Pecans work well!)