Flaxseeds and oats add thickness and extra fiber to this super-satisfying, calcium-packed smoothie. Beets lend it a deep-purple color, plus iron and antioxidants. If you don’t have cooked beets on hand, you can skip them—the smoothie’s flavor won’t suffer.

YIELD: SERVES 4

1 cup plain, fat-free yogurt
1½ cups skim milk or nondairy milk
1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup cooked diced beets
⅓ cup quick oats
¼ cup (4 scoops) unflavored or vanilla whey protein
¼ cup ground flaxseeds
2 Tbs. blueberry preserves
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
GLUTEN-FREE
30 MINUTES OR LESS
MAKE IT VEGAN Use nondairy yogurt and milk and a vegan protein powder.
MIX THINGS UP by substituting frozen sweet cherries for the blueberries and cherry jam for the blueberry preserves.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Calories: 216
Protein: 14 g
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: <1 g
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Cholesterol: 11 mg
Sodium: 115 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 23 g