Energising Red Smoothie

Energising Red Smoothie Recipe

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.

Serves 1

Ingredients

handful of fresh spinach
1/4 of a beetroot, peeled
1 medium apple (green or red is fine)
1/2 banana
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

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender for one minute.

Notes

  • You can substitute the matcha green tea protein powder for vanilla protein powder.
Nutritional info per serve:
Calories Carbohydrates Fat Protein  
333 59g 4g 22g

If you give this smoothie a try and post a picture on instagram, please tag me @holly.brownlie so I can see it!

Holly x

 

2017-10-30T20:56:17+00:00 17 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. carolyn 17 September 2015 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Holly
    I needed a boost, I hardly ever…rarely have smoothies so I thought I would give it a go. MMmm filling! I did not have Matcha but popped in Maca instead and no ice so I used frozen black berries, Oh yeah I thought a bit of chillie would be nice 🙂
    Yep, it will certainly keep me going. I don’t have Instagram so can’t post it there :/
    Thanks
    Carolyn

    • Holly Brownlie 21 September 2015 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Hi Carolyn 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it and found it filling!
      Maca was a good idea to substitute for Matcha.
      Have a good day! Holly 🙂

  2. Sequins & Sand 20 September 2015 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this smoothie recipe. I am not sure if matcha green tea protein powder will be easily available where I live so it is great to know what I can substitute with 🙂

    • Holly Brownlie 21 September 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Yes matcha green tea protein powder is quite an unsual flavour! I just recently got it for something different! I hope you like it with the vanilla flavour 🙂

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