Beet Detox Smoothie

Beet is known to provide a high amount iron, which is the most important to improve your blood pressure. Besides, beet is also a cancer fighter vegetable, helps to decrease cardiovascular risk and lower the incidence of metabolic syndrome, a condition which includes high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. (Read more about Beet Nutrition & Benefits at https://healthylifeguides.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/beet-nutritions-benefits/)

beetroot

One of the major benefits of beet juice it that it contains a color pigment called betalain. This is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal and aid in detoxification substance. There is research that indicates that betalain may exhibit anti-cancer activity.

Ingredients: 

2 large raw beets, washed and peeled (don’t throw away the beet leaves and stems, if available)

1 banana

1/2 cup chopped pineapple (preferably frozen)

1/2 cup chopped strawberries (preferably frozen)

3/4 cup plain yogurt

few slices of lime (optional)

Directions:

1. Juice the beets, stem, and leaves using a juicer (reserve the pulp for baking or making veggie stock).

2. Transfer the juice to a blender and add the banana, pineapple, strawberries, and yogurt. Blend until smooth.

3. Garnish with lime slices for a pretty presentation. 

 

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