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{Recipe} Ruby Red Smoothie

Smoothie recipe provided by Jill Grunewald, HNC, FMCHC, a functional nutrition and hormone coach and best selling author of The Essential Thyroid Cookbook.

Ruby Red Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is a detox powerhouse. It contains antioxidant-rich fruit, chia seeds for fiber, ginger for its anti-inflammatory benefits, and beets—the sweet, deeply-colored root vegetable that your kidneys and liver love.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 cup water

1 whole orange, peeled and segmented

3/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

3/4 cup fresh or frozen cherries

1/4 cup shredded beets

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Optional: 2-3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

Ice, as desired

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender in the order listed and puree for 30-60 seconds. Add ice to reach desired coldness and consistency, especially if berries are fresh (not frozen).

Cook’s notes: Double or triple batch and pour leftovers into popsicle molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours.

Vegan, Paleo, 30 min

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