You know those family recipes with that one “secret” or unexpected ingredient, like grandma’s chocolate cake recipe that calls for mayonnaise or tomato juice? This smoothie is our version of that recipe. 

When you think about making a smoothie, you’re probably thinking, fresh greens, fruit or berries, maybe a booster like chia seeds or hemp seeds, and water or a nut milk. We’re guessing that a root vegetable doesn’t immediately come to mind. Well, we’re here to change your perspective! This smoothie has an extra-special secret ingredient – beets!

Beets are a secret superfood powerhouse and are actually sweeter in flavor than most people think. 

Beets have anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties, and they’re also known to boost stamina, lower blood pressure, and strengthen the immune system. They’re a great source of many health-boosting nutrients like folate, vitamin C, and manganese. 

Beets are also a great way to check in on how smoothly our digestive tract is running (for more on that topic, click here for info about “The Beetroot Test”), which as you know if you’re a Conscious Cleanse regular, is very important! Do you have a favorite “secret ingredient” you love to put in smoothies or other healthy dishes? Let us know in the comments below!

Heartbeet Smoothie




Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients:


  • 1 cup coconut water or filtered water
  • ½ avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 beet, washed, ends trimmed, and roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 TB. coconut oil
  • 1 cup apple, cored and chopped
  • 4 ice cubes


Instructions:


In a high-speed blender, blend coconut water, avocado, celery, raspberries, beet, lemon juice, coconut oil, ice cubes, and apple until creamy. Adjust sweetness, if desired, by adding another apple for more sweetness. Make this recipe low sugar by substituting the apple completely for a few drops of stevia.

If you liked this recipe, we invite you to join our online community! As a welcome-gift, we’ll send you our Green Smoothie eCookbook, a collection of more of our favorite easy smoothie recipes!


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