This delicious red smoothie is first on deck in our Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow for Radiant Beauty series. Remember, the pigments, specifically the carotenoids in fruits and vegetables, increase the red and yellow tones in our skin. Eating more fruits and vegetables can result in a natural glow from the inside out.
This smoothie is rich in Vitamins A, B6, C, and K, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, as well as fiber.
It is also a good source of Vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, zinc, calcium, and selenium.
The flaxseed delivers omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids in just the right ratio. Pair it up with nuts, yogurt, or a boiled egg or two for protein and a thoroughly satisfying breakfast.
- 1 whole beet including the root, stems, and leaves
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp of flaxseeds
- 1 cup of water
- Clean and peel the beet. Cut into small pieces.
- Add all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.