Cleansing and energising red smoothie

spinach and beetroot smoothieIf you’re thinking you don’t like beets, especially raw, don’t hurry to skip this smoothie. You might actually end up LOVING it. It might just become your next favorite thing!

This smoothie is perfectly sweet; not too little, not too much. It has a beautiful zing from the lemon and mandarin and a slight delicate spiciness from the ginger. You will just NEED to take sip, after sip, after sip, getting more hooked with each mouthful. And what can be better than getting hooked on healthy sips?

spinach and beetroot smoothieBeets are so good for you! They’re loaded with vitamins and minerals and help clean your liver and your blood. They are also a good source of energy because they’re high in sugars, the good kind of sugars that are gradually released into your system. This makes them perfect if you’re training or exercising intensely.

Add the benefits of spinach, apples, bananas and citrus fruits and you’ll bomb your body with a whole lot of goodness.

spinach and beetroot smoothie

Cleansing and energising red smoothie
Author: TalesofaKitchen
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup red beetroot, peeled
  • 2 small apples (what’s in season), quartered
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 mandarin, peeled (make sure it has no pits)
  • 1 cm piece of ginger
  • juice of 1/2 big lemon (I used Meyer)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1.5 to 2 cups water
  • Optional: more chia seeds to serve
Instructions
  1. Chuck all to blender and blitz until you get a creamy, smooth consistency.

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