Beetroot has got to be one of my all time fav veggies. Last year I started Beanies Organic VegPatch and one of the veggies I grew was the beetroot, they weren’t massive, however they were organic, grown with love and packed full of goodness and sunshine. Whenever you use beetroot in a juice or a smoothie you are guaranteed for an artistic delight as the colour this power packed veggie produces is phenomenal, I’m always in awe of it’s beautiful colour.
Beetroot have exceptionally high nutritional value being rich in calcium, iron and vitamins C and A. Beetroot cleans the blood as it aids detoxification of the liver. Beetroot is rich in fibre and may assist in preventing constipation and is a good source of folic acid, manganese and potassium. Beetroot is best eaten raw juiced, grated or added to smoothies.
Serves 2 pint glasses so enough for 2 people or save some for later in a flask, which is what I like to do.
2 sticks celery
1 thumb ginger
1 ripe mango
3 tablespoons organic date syrup
2 cups plant based milk
Juice the celery, orange, lime, ginger and cucumber and beetroot. Blend the juice with the bananas, mango, date syrup and plant based milk.
Pour your smoothie into a long pint glass, take your shoes off, (and your socks too!), get yourself outside in nature, feet on the grass and as you drink this liquid sunshine drink you’ll be grounding yourself for your day ahead.