Beetroot Pomegranate smoothie
Updated: Dec 8, 2019
When you think of Christmas I’m guessing smoothies aren’t the first food to come to mind.
I totally get that, but hear me out! Around here we drink smoothies all year long! I love creating yummy blends with both fruits and colours that encompass the current season. This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie includes two of my most favourite winter produce items…beets and pomegranates! Plus, doesn’t the colour just scream “Christmas?!”
This Beet & Pomegranate Green Smoothie is a super fun & healthy breakfast that won’t leave you too sugared out to enjoy the rest of the treats that make Christmas so special. It’s loaded with antioxidants, fibre, fruits and veggies so you can start the day energized! Plus, if you give it a fancy name like Santa Slush or Rudolph Fuel your kids will totally buy-in and love it.
If you’re considering beetroot as one of your 5-a-day, it contains
B6 and C,
Drinking beetroot juice
increases blood flow to the brain in older people,
which may be able to fight the progression of dementia
Beetroot contains high concentrations of nitrates, which are converted into nitrites by bacteria in the mouth. Nitrites help open blood vessels in the body, increasing blood flow and oxygen to places lacking in oxygen.
Pomegranate is a “superfood”, which means that it is exceptionally potent and nutritious.
The Middle Eastern fruit is claimed to be effective against heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation and some cancers, including prostate cancer.
Pomegranate is a good source of :
vitamins A, C and E,
iron and other antioxidants (notably tannins).
Some of the health benefits of the pomegranate are that this superfood fruit can reduce the risk of thrombus, atherosclerosis, lower high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and also can help to prevent Alzheimer disease. It can inhibit virus infections and also has anti-bacterial effects.
This beetroot pomegranate smoothie is an antioxidant-packed juice and the dark redness is really recharging your body and energising you.
This recipe is literally as easy as putting all your ingredients in your blender and turning it on! Nothing fancy and it takes like 3 minutes to make! As always, I recommend using a Nutribullet to make this beauty.
Beetroot Pomegranate Juice
Preparation time: 10 minutes
1 small beetroot chopped coarsely
3 cups peeled pomegranate kernels
1 small 2’’ piece of ginger
¼ cup of fresh mint
Juice of half a lemon
Push all the ingredients through the juicer chute. Pour in chilled glasses and serve over crushed ice.
Use extra mint to serve.
Use orange juice instead of lemon if you wish.
Use cold pressed juicer for higher yield of juice.
Boiled beets can also be used if you prefer extra sweetness.
In case you don't have a juicer like me use a blender and then strain.