When you live on smoothies, you really need to come up with some variety in your recipes. At least, I do.
I love variety in my life and certainly in my food. But this restricted diet thing is not lending itself to a lot of variety. That’s for sure.
So I am trying to find different ways to come up with new smoothie recipes. One way I am choosing is to go by color.
Hence, the Red Smoothie you see here.
And, changing up the color also gets more variety of vitamins. Always good.
In fact, did you know that red beets have Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B & C, beta-carotene, folic acid and fiber. They lower blood pressure and inflammation. And they helps detoxify your blood and liver.
Wow! Ok, yes please!
In fact my only problem with beets is that they stain everything. So, I solve that problem by throwing them in the blendtec and let it do the work. Whew!
Ginger is good for nausea and digestion.
Carrots are great for munching and saying, “Eh, what’s up doc?”
Also carrots are great source of vitamin A. Eyes, baby! Eyes! I need all the help I can get.
So here is a Red Smoothie to add the arsenal for good health.
- 1 cup Beets
- 2 large Carrots
- 1 inch cube Ginger
- 1½ cups Strawberries
- 1 tbs Chia Seeds
- 1 Granny Smith Apple (cored and chopped)
- 1½ cups Water
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend.
- I use a Blendtec, so if not using a high speed blender, chop ingredients a bit more before you blend.
Linking this to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW), the weekly blog carnival that Shirley from gfe-gluten-free easily co-hosts with Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.