Here’s a green smoothie that’s actually RED! Why am I so exited about sharing this?
- It’s a super healthy and hearty beverage containing beets. Beets provide several nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and phytonutrients. Some experts say the betacyanin that gives beets their red color is a potent cancer fighter.
- It’s a gorgeous red color that may be more appealing to those who do not like the look of a green drink.
- Greens are in it so technically it’s a green smoothie incognito.
- It’s a filling beverage perfect for a snack or meal substitute during a cleanse.
Here’s the recipe adopted and modified from Andrew Raposo’s Flat Belly program.
2 cups water
3 oz raw spinach
2 small to medium oranges (peeled and cut into smaller pieces)
2 small beets (peeled and chopped in fours)
1 apple (chopped)
1 large or 2 small bananas
1 tbsp chia seeds
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 inch ginger root
1 tsp cinnamon powder
This makes 2-3 servings. Blend in a high powered blender until smooth. It tastes as good as it looks even if you think you don’t like beets.