A smoothie with a super energizing taste and colour; nothing like a bright pink smoothie to start your day off right. Raw beets and raspberries give this smoothie it’s vivid colour.
The addition of beets give a slightly earthy taste, with a sweet citrus undertone from the raspberries and lemon juice. Avocado adds to the fat content of this smoothie, but not to worry, only healthy unsaturated fats here. (as well as B and K vitamins) The other 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.
The vegetables in this smoothie bump it up to contain 17 grams of fibre per serving, and it also gives you 90% of your vitamin-C for the day.
Yields: 2 servings
- 1 beet, peeled and chopped
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 avocado
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 cup water
1. Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Adjust 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 from: CRON-O-Meter