Are you a fan of the scarlet colored goodness of beetroot? So are we! The earthy, sweet taste and juicy texture aside, beetroots are chock full of great things for the body like potassium, folate, fiber and antioxidants. The antioxidants in beetroot are known to flush out toxins, detoxify the liver, and reduce the risk of liver disease. Beetroot is also known to boost endurance capabilities, which means you should make this veggie your gym buddy.
Here’s a quick, refreshing way to incorporate beetroot into your diet, without going the sabzi or salad route. At the end of a rough week or a busy weekend, this smoothie is a great way to detox and give some TLC to your system. All you need for this recipe is a blender.
- cup peeled, finely grated beetroot
- small apples – grated
- tsp grated ginger
- tbsp fresh lime juice
Combine all the ingredients and blend till smooth. Enjoy after a workout or as substitute for your morning coffee.
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