Just Beet It

August 25th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast

Long run this morning – long for a week day anyway. I wanted to run 7 miles at my (hopeful) half marathon pace (less than three weeks baby!) Which meant anything less than 8:30/mile would make me happy.

I was easily able to maintain a 8:00/pace for the whole run, which I think was due in part to not having run for the last two days. 7 miles in 56:31 made me want jump up and down and say “Let’s have BEETS for breakfast this morning!”

So beets it was.

Another idea inspired by Heather, I put beets in my green juice this morning. Turning my Green Lemonade into Magenta Lemonade.

This morning was the usual gang. My good friends romaine, spinach, cukes, apples, lemon and ginger. The newbie: beet.

A splash of purple

Lots of ice because if it was gonna taste awful, awful things taste better cold.

Magenta Lemonade

But alas, it was far from awful! Of course it was! Actually, I couldn’t even taste it. Zak, who was lucky enough to score himself a glass said I was nuts and it definitely tasted like beets. If you’re complaining then hand over your glass and I’ll finish it. But he drank it. And so did Ellen who was also lucky enough to arrive in time to get a glass too.

I finished every last drop. What BEETS a milk mustache?

beet mustache

The answer to that question is staring you straight in the face.


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