Beetroot Ginger Detox Smoothie is a superfood smoothie made with beets, carrots, ginger, apple, and microgreens in a high speed blender. It’s loaded with antioxidants and offers a refreshing time-out for your body any season of the year.
What are the benefits of beetroot?
Beetroot, or beet, is becoming known as a superfood that maintains heart health and blood pressure, supports brain function, aids digestion, and reduces inflammation.
Beets are said to reduce obesity risk and increase energy levels.
All said, I’m making it a point to eat more of this beautiful, root vegetable that I’ve always loved and used in my cooking.
This is exactly why I created this beet smoothie!
How do you prepare beetroot?
There are many ways to prepare beets.
Roasting, boiling, and grilling seem to be the most popular cooking methods.
Can you put raw beetroot in a NutriBullet?
Most definitely…that’s how I always make mine.
I loooooove my NutriBullet Pro 900 for everyday, single-serve, smoothies.
I also use it for milkshakes, salad dressings, chopping nuts, and grinding coffee (really fine!).
One of my fav gadgets of all time!
Vitamix is equally effective, especially if you’re making larger smoothie amounts beyond one or two servings.
Can you blend a beet in a standard blender?
Technically yes, but a regular kitchen blender will leave your smoothies chunky and chewy.
They just don’t pulverize the plant fibers as effectively as high speed blenders.
Beet Ginger Detox Smoothie Ingredients
- beetroot (beets)
- leafy greens (I used sunflower sprouts)
- ice & water
Collectively, this smoothie includes fiber, potassium, vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, chlorophyll, and enzymes.
Tools I use to make beet smoothies
Do you need to peel the beet for this smoothie?
Technically, no, but I do because I’m a little OCD about the parts that always look “dirty” to me, even after scrubbing the surface with a vegetable brush.
Beet smoothie or beet juice?
Both are very popular ways to get the health benefits, but when it comes to drinking fruits and vegetables, I prefer blending over juicing across the board because I want all the fiber I can get.
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