Beet-Me Smoothie


Beets... why?

Beets are rich in a variety of essential vitamins and minerals that absorb from the soil, making them an excellent addition to your diet. Beet benefits your body in so many ways such as reducing inflammation, supporting your heart, and protecting your digestive, brain, and eye health. Beets are a versatile food that can be eaten raw in salads and juices, or cooked and added to a variety of recipes spanning from breakfast to dinner.*

Beets Fun Facts:

  • high cancer-protective antioxidants

  • detoxes the blood

  • contains anti-inflammatory & anti-aging properties

  • boosts endurance & muscle recovery

  • and so much more!!!

How would you add them to your diet? Perhaps by adding them to your smoothies?

Give them a try and let me know how you feel afterward.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 raw beet (also beetroots) – medium size - peeled

  • 1 cup frozen berries (mixed, blueberries, or strawberries)

  • 1 to 1-1/2 cup of water (add more if needed)

  • 1-2 inches ginger – peeled

  • 1 lemon – peeled

  • 1 cup greens of your choice (I use parsley and spinach)

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and cut the ingredients in small pieces so they can blend well.

  2. Add all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend for about 3 minutes.

  3. Taste It. Add more water if needed and blend for another 2-3 minutes.

  4. Serve and follow the beet!

Note: you may notice your urine actually turns somewhat pink or red after consuming beets; this is actually not anything to worry about and is somewhat normal, as about 15% of the population reacts to compounds in beets this way.**

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* & ** Dr. Axe. "Beet Benefits, Interesting Facts, & Recipes". https://draxe.com/beet-benefits/

Accessed December 18, 2017

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