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Fresh Beet Smoothie

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Beet Smoothie?.. If somebody told me about it a few years ago, I would be very skeptical. Once I tried it though, it became one of my preferred smoothies any time of the year. It is very timely after Easter when you eat a lot of high-calorie viands and your body needs a break. Fresh beet smoothie is unexpectedly tasty and offers many benefits to your health: not only it nourishes, it also cleanses your body, making life better and your senses sharper. It makes you a happier person. A perfect quick breakfast, it gives your day an energetic start.
I used to make fresh beet salad once in a while, but real love to fresh beets came to me when I stumbled upon Mini Beet Protocol among many readings on natural healing methods. Taken regularly and persistently, fresh beets and beet juice can rid you of many ailments. It will make you feel healthy and light and ready to conquer. One warning: you have to take some caution starting with fresh beets since it is a very powerful plant. Eaten alone, beets might not be so pleasant, can irritate your throat and even make you feel nauseous.  It's better to mix beets with other fresh vegetables and fruit, and start slow, with small portions. The basic combination of beet, carrot and apple works best. Somehow carrots and apples neutralize and soften the effects of fresh beets. Together they make a delicious and healthy drink or a refreshing dessert.

What you need:
1 small beet, about 2" diameter, peeled and coarsely cut
(or use part of a bigger beet)
1 small carrot, peeled and coarsely cut
(I used 1/2 of a bigger carrot)
1 medium green apple, quartered and seeded
1 tsp honey (optional)
3/4 cup filtered water

Equipment: blender
Time: 10 minutes (or less if you peel fast)

I prefer a thicker smoothie "dessert"
It is so simple: just throw everything in a blender, blend on high for 1-2 minutes until it all foams. If you feel it's too thick, add a little more water.
Pour in a glass, enjoy it's wonderful color, and drink up your fresh beet smoothie thinking that good stuff is entering your precious body.

Whenever possible use organic beets, you don't want to spoil good effects of beets with bad chemicals.
To incorporate fresh beets and beet greens in your soups, see our recipe Beet Smoothie Soup.

Beet juice diluted with water using 1:1 ratio makes an effective medicine for running nose when you have a cold. Squeeze a couple of drops into each nostril a few times a day. It will sting, but is worth the suffering.

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