Beetroot Ginger Detox Smoothie is a superfood smoothie made with everyday produce in a high speed blender. Loaded with antioxidants, it’s the perfect follow-up to any holiday weekend, any season of the year. It’s naturally vegan, GF, and fruit-sweetened.
Beetroot Ginger Detox Smoothie
Ever wake up the day after a holiday or big celebration and think “I need to detox my bod…right now!”. Yeah, you know, the one where you overdid all the things?
This smoothie recipe is the perfect way to treat yourself.
I feel the same way about my Orange Blast Hydration Slushie…it’s equally refreshing and feels so revitalizing.
The ingredients for this beet smoothie are superfoods found at most grocery stores any season of the year. The only exception might be microgreens, in which case you can easily substitute kale or spinach with great results.
What are the benefits of beetroot?
Beetroot, or beets, are becoming known as a superfood that maintains heart health and blood pressure, supports brain function, aids digestion, and reduces inflammation.
They’re also 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.
How do you make and eat 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 regular 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.
Here are the ingredients for Beetroot Ginger Detox Smoothie :
- leafy greens (I used sunflower sprouts)
- ice & water
Collectively, this smoothie includes fiber, potassium, vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, chlorophyll, and enzymes.
And here are the tools you’ll find handy for this recipe:
Do you need to peel beetroot 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.
Beetroot smoothie or beetroot 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 simply want all the fiber I can get.
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