This Beet & Berry Detox Smoothie is another recipe that turned me from a beet hater into a beet lover. My Beet, Grapefruit + Fig Salad is another delish option! I posted about this on Instagram + had a lot of you interested in the ratios! I’ve made this too beet-y in the past + barely got it down the hatch!
Since completing Zesty Ginger’s Spring Liver Detox program, I’ve been loving hard on beets though. They really are a superfood. Anything that has the potential to stain your hands, your countertops and your clothes, has got to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ahem, turmeric, you orange bastard.
Powerfully purple, this smoothie does a good job of covering up the earth-y taste of beets. It’s also incredibly budget-friendly! I get a bag of 3 organic beets for $1.99 at Earth Fare and that’s enough for 6 smoothies. Buy organic mixed berries in bulk (the large 2 pound bags) for extra savings.
Really the only splurge here is the Wild Foods Wild Vanilla Powder that I’ve been basically snorting. That ish is goooood. You can find it featured in my Caramel Vanilla Bean Ice Cream posted last week.
Here are some quick facts about beets to convince you of their super powers!
First and foremost, they may increase sex hormone production due to their boron content. If you’re feeling a little flat, try some beets (or slip them into your partner’s smoothie!)
They are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, potassium + magnesium, and can calm inflammatory responses. If you’re pregnant and looking for a real food source of folate – beets are your answer!
Beets support Phase 2 detox pathways helping to flush toxins out of your body and may have anti-cancer effects according to preliminary studies. Overall, if you’re fighting inflammation, including beets in your diet may help restore some balance.
If that doesn’t change your mind – maybe this Beet Berry Smoothie will! Add collagen for bonus points!
- 2 cups packed baby spinach (or leafy green of choice)
- 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup peeled and chopped beets
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon organic cranberry concentrate (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon Wild Foods Wild Vanilla Powder
- juice of 1/2 lemon
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for 60 seconds or until very smooth. Serve immediately.
You may add 1 to 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to make this a protein smoothie.
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