Beautiful Beet & Ginger Smoothie

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The powerful purple colour of this smoothie is first thanks to beetroot and blueberries, but more specifically, to betalains and anthocyanins – the phytochemicals that give these plants their incredible purple/blue hue.

Beet and Ginger Smoothie

Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cups water or cold herbal tea
  • ½ small beetroot washed and roughly chopped
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ whole lemon
  • 1 tsp turmeric or 1 (3cm chunk) of each turmeric and ginger

Instructions

  • Blend on high for 60 seconds. Depending on the consistency you like, you may need to add more liquid.
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Course Appetizer, Dessert, Drinks, Freezer Friendly
Keyword beet, Ginger, Turmeric
Allergy Dairy Free, FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Salt Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Kate Levins

When it comes to fuel for your body you can’t beat beets in their raw form! They’re a nutrient powerhouse loaded with fibre, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, folate and manganese. Consuming beetroots regularly has been linked to lower blood pressure, improved muscle performance for athletes, liver support, anti-cancer properties and aiding dementia risk.

Add more beets to your diet to take advantage of all their amazing health benefits, just don’t forget when you pop to the loo! About 10-15% of people will notice a pinkish tinge.

Visit Kate Levins’ website, Nourishing Club, to find more wholefoods recipes with a holistic approach.

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About the Author: Kate Levins

Kate Levins is a holistic Nutritionist, writer, caterer and plant-based food educator. Kate practices clinically as a Nutritionist, and teaches cooking classes and workshops that combine nutritional information with practical ways in which to incorporate the benefits of good nutrition, every day. The goal of Kate’s teachings and her work overall, endeavors to show people that healthy eating can be simple! She’s also passionate about showing people how delicious it is to incorporate more plant food on their plates at each meal.

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