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Natural Protein Smoothies

A Clearly Organic customer Kathleen W. wrote in and asked about making an everyday smoothie with extra protein. This is a great question that has multiple answers. There are lots of fun ways to implement a smoothie routine with a wide variety of natural organic foods. Adding protein-based foods to a smoothie helps slow down the digestion process of your meal making you feel full longer. It also helps add thickness and flavor to a fruit or vegetable smoothie.

Here are six natural foods that add protein to a smoothie:
• Flax Seeds
• Nut butters
• Oats
• Chia Seeds
• Plain Yogurt
• Quinoa

Each of these protein-based foods can also be found in an organic variety if desired.

Roasted Beets


3 whole beet bulbs
3 Tablespoons Clearly Organic Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Clearly Organic Ground Pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash beets and cut off green leafy tops if they are still attached. Using a vegetable peeler, skin the beets. Slice beets into 1/3 inch slices. Grease a baking sheet with Clearly Organic cooking spray. Coat beets with olive oil and arrange on the greased baking sheet. Sprinkle Ground Pepper and sea salt on top. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, stopping to flip beets over half way through cooking time. My favorite way to enjoy roasted beets is on a salad with goat cheese and toasted walnuts.