I love beets. Roasted or raw. Left raw and shaved in a chopped salad, they add a delicious crunch. Freshly pressed in a vegetable juice, they deliver a burst of energy. I also love a beet or two blended in a smoothie. Beets are a great source of fiber. They're also rich in folate, a B vitamin essential for helping the body develop red blood cells. Red blood cells are cleansing and superstars for vitality---they're constantly delivering oxygen to and removing toxins and waste from your cells. Give yourself a sweet retreat this week and sip on this naturally detoxifying tonic.
1 medium raw beet, skin on, roughly chopped
1 cup blueberries, frozen
1/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup water
1/8 tsp Stevia or 1 Tbsp good-quality honey or maple syrup
Handful of ice
Combine the ingredients above into a powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
Noelle Twiggs is the creator of GreenLemonade. Born from both the lessons of successes (detox 101: yes!) and failures (gym-rat diet: no!), the lifestyle website provides practical—and palatable—tips, tricks, and recipes to help everyone feel more happy, energetic, and well nourished.