Red Veg Smoothie Recipe

Eat plenty of red veggies such as tomatoes, beets, rainbow chard, red potatoes, red peppers, red cabbage, red leaf lettuce, radicchio, radishes, prickly pear, and rhubarb to get in a rich source of antioxidants such as lycopene (tomatoes), beta carotene, and Vitamin C.

This smoothie has beets, rainbow chard (red), & red raspberries to give it this extra bright red punch.

Eat the rainbow!

Red Veg Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 raw organic beets (use cooked if you don’t have a high powered blender)
  • 2 large organic rainbow chard leaves (I used red leaves with stems)
  • 4 organic broccoli crowns
  • 1/4 cup organic frozen raspberries
  • 1 organic mandarin orange
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp high quality vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1/8 tsp allspice

Directions:

  • Blend all ingredients first in low for about 30 seconds moving to high speed for 1/2 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 171
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Total Carbs: 29.9g
  • Fiber: 10.9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Calcium: 34.7%
  • Iron: 19.3%
  • Potassium: 1251.8mg
  • Vitamin A: 53.3%
  • Vitamin C: 247.5%

*Health Benefits:

  • Beets: contain betalains which are an antioxidant and anti inflammatory food and are cancer fighting & fiber rich.
  • Rainbow Chard: chard has one of the highest mineral ratings of excellent (spinach and broccoli are higher) rich in Vitamins K, A, C, E, magnesium, and more!
  • Broccoli: Vitamins K,C,B6, B2, folate, fiber & more and is one of your most nutrient cruciferous veggies.
  • Red Raspberries: can help in obesity management, antioxidant support, and can help fight cancers. You’ll get the most nutrients by buying fully ripe raspberries.
  • Flaxseeds: your number one source for omega-3 fats at 133% for a 2 tablespoon serving.
  • Allspice: can act as a pain reliever, mood booster, helps eliminate fungal infections & more.

*Note: Always consult with your doctor or registered dietitian to make sure these fruits and veggies are right for you. I get most of my information from WHFoods website, Nutrition Facts with Dr. Michael Greger, and Harvard’s Nutrition Source. It is just meant for your information and that’s it.

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