1 cup of peeled & chopped red beets (Use FRESH beets, not canned or packaged.) (Boil for 3 minutes to make softer and easier to peel.)
2 diced nectarines or peaches.
1 cup of frozen blueberries.
1 tsp to tbsp of ginger root (depending on taste).
2 cups of water, or milk substitute of your choice.
Optional: Add honey for sweetness.
Optional: Give it a protein boost with a half cup of plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt!
Beets contain a type of fiber, pectin, and a compound called betaine. These help flush toxins out of your liver instead of being reabsorbed into your body. The liver is the valuable organ that naturally filters blood and gets rid of the chemicals in our body. So, we need to make sure it works to its fullest potential by eating healthily.
This is also a fabulous recipe for your brain. So, if you are about to take a test at school or just want to have that feel-good effect mentally, this is it. According to a 2010 study done at Wake Forest University, beets help increase the blood flow in the brains of older people, which lower the risk of brain deteriorating diseases like dementia.
Because beets help open up blood vessels, this helps with erectile dysfunction. So, if you want to beat it, then eat your beets. No need for Viagra.
Blueberries, beets and nectarines/peaches are also fabulous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods. They help prevent the development of cancer and are fantastic for our skin and new and healthy cells. Our hearts also love beets and blueberries – they help lower blood pressure and help regulate vessel dilation.
Nectarines and peaches are full of beta-carotene which helps the conversion of vitamin A in our bodies which is the component to possessing healthy skin, nails and eyes. The orange guys are also a fantastic source of potassium and wonderful after a workout.
All these health benefits packed in a glass of delicious smoothie goodness – You can’t beet that!
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