A smoothie with a super energizing taste and colour; nothing like a bright pink smoothie to start your day off right. Raw beets, cranberries, and raspberries give this smoothie its vivid colour.
The addition of beets give a slightly earthy taste, with a sweet citrus undertone from the raspberries and orange. A source of fat in this smoothie comes from the ground flaxseeds, which are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that protects against inflammation.
Word of warning with this smoothie: do NOT get any on your clothing. Beet juice is not forgiving.
Yields: 2 servings
- 1 beet, peeled and chopped
- 1 large orange, peeled
- 1 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
- 2/3 cup frozen raspberries
- 2/3 cup frozen cranberries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 3/4 – 1 cup water
1. Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of water to desired consistency.
Adapted from ohsheglows pink power detox smoothie, check out the original recipe here: Oh She Glows
Can be made ahead of time and frozen, then thawed out overnight.
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The George Mateljan Foundation. (2016) Raspberries. Retrieved from: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=39
Nutrition facts: CRON-O-Meter