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A veggie smoothie never tasted this good. NO fruit. NO green. This one’s bright pink and so. much. fun.
Beets are full of fiber and good carbs. They’re excellent for detoxification and for getting the bowels going. They’re great for heart health, high in minerals, and B-complex vitamins. Beets are low in calories yet provide a gentle yield of energy. You’ll see in the recipe below that they’re cooked. This makes them easy on one’s digestion…and delicious texturally, when they’re frozen and blended– slushy and creamy!
And if you like pretty food, this smoothie begs. you. to make it. So pretty.
Fresh ginger! Add more for an exciting kick, or less if kids are drinking it. Ginger boosts the immune system, helps with detoxing and is great for digestion; it’s anti-viral, fights inflammation, relieves congestion, is anti-parasitic, and more! I say, the more ginger, the better.
If you’re making this to work on the GAPS diet, substitute honey for the maple syrup! You can also use freshly pressed juice as the liquid. I love using raw milk or coconut milk as a creamy base. But freshly pressed carrot or apple juice is also lovely and allows you to omit the sweetener. Enjoy!