beet raspberry smoothie

September 29, 2017 ,

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

1. Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.  Adjust the amount of water to desired consistency.

Notes:

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.

 

References:

Norris, J. (2016) High fat plant foods and oils table. Retrieved from: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/fatstable

The George Mateljan Foundation. (2016) Raspberries. Retrieved from: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=39

Nutrition facts: CRON-O-Meter