Super-charge your day and feel your absolute best with an immunity boosting and antioxidant-rich Beet, Orange, and Banana Smoothie!
High in trace minerals and vitamins, beets, oranges, and bananas is a winning combination of flavors and health benefits. Beets and oranges are packed with Vitamin C, a vital vitamin for boosting immunity, helping produce collagen, and promoting serotonin which impacts the nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, and digestive system. Increasing your Vitamin C intake is also an excellent way to heal a pesky cold!
The combination of beets, bananas, and oranges ends up being surprisingly sweet with the glorious beetroot taste taking center stage. The red beet's earthy sweetness pairs well with juicy and sweet citrus. Frozen banana adds a smooth creamy texture - plus potassium (an important trace mineral crucial for healthy heart function).
Want more health benefits? Add a handful of greens! Plus - if you have any kiddos who faint at the sight of greens, sneaking baby kale, spinach, chard or beet greens into smoothies is an awesome way to disguise those nutrients. Are you a fan of smoothies? What are your favorite ingredients?
For more immunity boosting smoothies/juice recipes try: Beet Carrot and Ginger Wellness Juice, Raw Beet Apple and Ginger Detox Smoothie, and Minty Shamrock Smoothie with Beet Greens and Banana.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
1 small-medium raw red beet (peeled and diced or quartered)
2 oranges, peeled
1-2 frozen bananas
a handful of greens (kale, chard, or spinach)
1 cup coconut water
1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled (optional)
For a sweeter taste, replace coconut water with fresh orange juice.
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1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.*
2. Blend on high until completely smooth. Add additional water if necessary.
3. Serve right away. Enjoy!
*If not using a high-powered blender, finely grate or steam the beets making them easier for blending.