Strawberry-Beet Detox Smoothie

 

This is a smoothie that I drink weekly because it gives me a dose of essential nutrients and it has a fresh taste that gets me going in the morning! It’s a real energizer and a pick-me-upper because of the yummy goodness it’s made out of. Check out the quick chart that I made below to review the healthy benefits each ingredient has and the nutritional values for those of you who are counting your macros.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 medium size beet, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup strawberries- fresh or frozen
  • 2 celery stalk- chopped
  • 1 lemon- juiced
  • 1 apple- cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • Optional: 1/2 avocado, 1 tbsp chia seeds, and/or 1tbsp cocoa nibs

Instructions:

  1. Gather all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend them in a blinder!
  3. Pour into your favourite glass and enjoy!

Substitution: you can replace the 1 cup of water with 1 cup of coconut water if you want to increase the energy power!

Power of Whole Foods!

Ingredient: Scientific Findings based on scientific research: Nutritional value:
Beet Good source of folate and potassium. Pre-exercise beet juice helped athletes postponed fatigue and increased endurance. The leafy part of the vegetable has an abundance of vitamin K, magnesium and fiber. Toss them into the smoothie if you have them! Calories 35 (amount 1 beet)
Total Fat 0.1g
Sodium 64mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.8g
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Sugar 5.5g
Protein 1.3g
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 7 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 4 %
Strawberries Excellent source of vitamin C and folate. Source of flavonoids. Great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is a disease preventative because of certain enzyme and receptor properties. Calories 46 (amount 144g)
Total Fat 0.4g
Sodium 1.4mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 2.9g
Sugar 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 141 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 3 %
Celery Source of fiber and numerous phytochemicals. It is a umbelliferous vegetable, which is among the foods and herbs having the highest anticancer activity. Calories 10
Total Fat 0.1g
Sodium 51mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.9g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar 0.9g
Protein 0.4g 1 %
Vitamin A 6 %
Vitamin C 3 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 1 %
Lemon juice Great source of vitamin C! A little tough on sensitive teeth. It is a great aid for people with kidney stone issues or urinary tract infections. Calories 11 (48g- juice of 1 lemon)
Total Fat 0.1g
Sodium 0.5mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.3g
Dietary Fiber 0.1g
Sugar 1.2g
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 31 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 0 %
Apple Apple is high in fiber and is great for reducing diarrhea (yummy)! Studies show that apples (not just apple juice) reduce LDL cholesterol. Apples have also been associated with aiding in the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and Alzheimer’s disease. No wonder people say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

Apples improve cognitive function and promote bone health.

Calories 95 (amount 1 medium apple)
Total Fat 0.3g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 1.8mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 4.4g
Sugar 19g
Protein 0.5g
Vitamin A 2 %
Vitamin C 14 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 1 %
Cocoa nibs Ultimately, it’s a chocolate product. It is made of pure cocoa.  It is rich in flavonoids and is a serious antioxidant. For cardiovascular disease prevention a daily dose of 19-54g of cocoa should be consumed OR 46-100g of dark chocolate. Calories 12
Total Fat 0.7g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 1.1mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.1g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar 0.1g
Protein 1.1g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 4 %

2 thoughts on “Strawberry-Beet Detox Smoothie

  1. Nice recipe

    Liked by 1 person

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