With the sizzle of summer in full force now, you need a tasty, healthy treat to jumpstart your day. And guys, look no further than this Berry Beet Ginger Smoothie! This smoothie is loaded with a healthy blend of fruits and vegetables, moreover it hosts a “zing” from fresh ginger. Plus when was the last time you saw such a beautiful color in a smoothie?! Either the answer is never or it’s been a while. In any case, you need to have the Berry Beet Ginger Smoothie for breakfast. Or even as a drink throughout the day or as a snack. This smoothie is perfect for any occasion. Oh, before we forget, it is also vegan and gluten free! Do we really need to give you another reason to start sipping this smoothie? Didn’t think so.
Benefits of Beets:
Beets may have high levels of sugar content, however they are a powerhouse nutrient – one you need to be eating a few times a week. Why? Well beets help lower your blood pressure, boost stamina, and because of its betaine levels, it also fights inflammation. There’s more though! Beets have anti-cancer properties, are brimming with vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals, and also help aide your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process.
Benefits of Ginger:
Consuming ginger helps with so many health aspects, such as relief of nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, and pain. Scientific analysis has even proven that ginger hosts hundreds of compounds and metabolites, some even contribute to health and healing – that’s why it belongs in a smoothie. Furthermore it helps reduce cold and flu symptoms. Ginger even helps to relieve inflammation and can aide in reducing cholesterol levels.
Berry Beet Ginger Smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes ~ Serving Size: two 500ml servings
– 1 medium banana
– 1 handful baby spinach
– 1 medium beet, peeled
– 1/2 cup frozen or fresh berries (either a mix or one type)
– 1″ piece of peeled ginger, fresh
– 1/2 of an avocado
– 1 tbsp chia seeds
– 2 tbsp hemp hearts
– 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
– 1/4 cup coconut milk
– 1 1/4 cup water
1. Depending on the size of the beet, cut it in half or in quarters.
2. Blend all of the other ingredients together until smooth. Cheers!
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