With summer almost in reach, you probably need a healthy and tasty way to kickstart your day. What better way to do so with this delicious Berry Beet Ginger Smoothie? This smoothie hosts a healthy blend of fruits and vegetables, plus it adds some “zing” from fresh ginger. Moreover, have you seen a more beautiful color when it comes to a smoothie? Didn’t think so. Feel free to have this Berry Beet Ginger Smoothie for breakfast, as a drink throughout your day, or as a snack. It’s the kind of smoothie that’s perfect for every occasion. Did we mention it’s vegan and gluten free? Even more of a reason you need to start whipping up this drink!
Benefits of Beets:
While beets do have high levels of sugar content, they are a powerhouse nutrient you need to eat a few times a week. And here’s why. Beets help to lower your blood pressure, boost stamina, and thanks to its betaine levels it fights inflammation. But it doesn’t stop there. Nope. Beets also have anti-cancer properties, are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals, and also aide in your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process.
Benefits of Ginger:
Some of the health benefits of consuming ginger include the relief of nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, and pain. Scientific analysis has proven that ginger contains hundreds of compounds and metabolites, some may even contribute to health and healing – why wouldn’t you add it to a smoothie? Oh, it can also reduce cold and flu symptoms. Ginger also helps relieve inflammation and may 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 (can be a mix or just 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. Cut the beet in half (or in quarters depending on how big it is).
2. Blend the rest of the ingredients together until smooth. Cheers!