I invented this smoothie as part of the Clean Detox and it was good enough to deserve its own blog post. I love the combination of the fresh crisp apple and earthy beetroot. It also happens to be fiber-rich!
It’s not a very sweet smoothie, so add more prunes (or dates) if you’d like it sweeter.
1/2 raw beetroot
1cm piece of ginger
a few fresh mint leaves
~1 cup of ice
Add enough water to blend and blitz on high until silky smooth.
My friend Shweta sent me a link to a few smoothie recipes that recently appeared in an Emerald Street newsletter (some kind of style and fashion newsletter, no wonder I missed it). One smoothie in particular caught my eye: an “Enzyme-Rich” juice full of green stuff: cucumber, celery, parsley, mint and spinach. So I gave it a try yesterday, adding a pear because my mind hasn’t yet quite grasped the idea of a smoothie without fruit in it.
The result was kind of amazing. I can’t say I’d have this smoothie every morning, but it does have its place in the lexicon of liquid breakfasts. It was particularly good after a hard workout – the cold, almost savoury juice, tart from the addition of lemon, is super refreshing. Not to mention hydrating… this recipe almost filled the jug of the Vitamix and I drank the whole thing.
The chutney was an afterthought – the apricot was a bit tart and I felt like this needed some sweetness. Not sure if lime was the right citrus here. But all in all it was very satisfying. Fruit and avocado are really nice together, especially when paired with a little texture and crunch from toasted sunflower seeds.