Strawberry Detox Smoothie
This powerhouse smoothie is filled with nutrient dense carrots, beets and strawberries. Now before you run away at the thought of drinking a beet, consider the following: Beets are full of wonderful properties including detoxification. Detoxification is so important to keep the health of the liver strong and the liver is a vital organ to help keep your overall health in check. As far as the taste of this smoothie, it is delicious! The other ingredients cover the “beet taste” quite well. Give this smoothie a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Ingredients (yields 2-3 servings)
1 carton coconut water (11.1 oz.)
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
⅓ of a beet, peeled and cut into chunks
¼ cup raw almonds
Juice of ½ a lime
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
2 packets stevia
8 frozen strawberries
Place all ingredients, except strawberries in blender. Process until smooth.
Add strawberries and process again until smooth.
Divide into 2-3 cups and enjoy.
Be sure to use a powerful blender. We like Blendtec or Vitamix. You should not have any chunks in your smoothie.
I like to make a couple “smoothie packets” ahead of time and keep them in my fridge until ready to use that week. I divide the cut up beets, carrots and almonds for the week and put them in individual bags, that way when I’m ready to have a smoothie, I just dump and blend. It makes it easy to make sure that I get my nutrient dense smoothie every day no matter how busy I get.