A delicious and nutrient-packed red smoothie recipe to alternate with your favourite green smoothie recipe! There is so much goodness jammed into this smoothie. The beetroot provides your body with a stack of antioxidants and vitamins. Studies have found that beetroot can reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It aids digestion, relieves nausea, has anti-inflammatory effects and can ease cold and flu symptoms such as headaches and sore throats. Lemon is wonderful for your liver, the detox organ of the body. Cinnamon helps stabilise your blood sugar levels, to provide your body with a steady supply of energy and prevent cravings. Matcha green tea gives you a boost of energy, antioxidants and chlorophyll. All the different fruits and vegetables in this smoothie also provide your body with plenty of fibre to keep you regular.
handful of fresh spinach
1/4 of a beetroot, peeled
1 medium apple (green or red is fine)
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2 lemon, skin removed
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs chia seeds
2 tbs matcha green tea protein powder (I use bare blends)
1.5 cups cold filtered water
1 handful ice
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender for one minute.
- You can substitute the matcha green tea protein powder for vanilla protein powder.
Nutritional info per serve:
If you give this smoothie a try and post a picture on instagram, please tag me @eatmovelivewell so I can see it!