I Have a new appreciation for beets after I grew them in our garden this year. Not only are they super easy to grow, they also bring amazing flavor to the table along with tons of health benefits. Their versatility shouldn’t be underestimated either! Roasting is one of the most popular ways to prepare them, but have you tried them in a smoothie? Delicious flavor set aside, beet smoothies can give your body a boost in eliminating toxins. My nutrient dense Ginger Beet Detox Smoothie has 6 powerful cleansing ingredients. It’s a smoothie that I enjoy regularly, to help strengthen my body and protect it from everyday environmental toxins.
What It’s Good For
Beets have been shown to protect the liver from toxins. Batalain is a compound in beets that has been known to help reduce the effects of gamma radiation.
Leafy Greens such as spinach contains chlorophyll, which boosts the digestive track to eliminate toxins. The fiber contained in the greens helps cleanse the colon.
Ginger helps to boost the metabolism, which in turn helps the body to flush out toxins.
Strawberries have certain antioxidants which help fight carcinogens and also have anti-aging properties.
Apples contain pectin which is a type of fiber that can aid the body in removing food preservatives and metals.
Banana aid digestion and help balance friendly bacteria in the gut.
Ginger Beetroot Detox Smoothie
Serves – 1
- 1/2 cup organic beet juice
- 1 teaspoon organic ginger root, minced
- 1 cup organic baby spinach
- 1 cup organic strawberries
- 1 organic apple cored and cut into pieces
- 1/2 of an organic banana
- 6 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender, and process until consistency is smooth.
- Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy!