As you can tell by our most recent posts, we are celebrating detox month here at Naturmend, which calls for a detoxalicious smoothie recipe. This beet smoothie recipe will promote cleansing and safe elimination of toxins by offering liver and digestive support. And because we all love a cutesy food pun, what a great way to beet your cleanse 😉
Beets are one of the liver’s favourite foods because they contain a source of fiber called pectin. Pectin has the ability to help the liver safely and effectively eliminate toxins opposed to being reabsorbed back into the blood stream. Beets also contain a specific enzyme called betaine, which can help you properly digest the food you eat.
The lemon, mint and ginger in this smoothie recipe all have multiple and diverse health benefits. However, what they have in common is the ability to support the liver with cleansing and detoxification while aiding in digestion.
Detox Recipe: Beet Smoothie
- Handful romaine
- 1 cooked beet (steam or bake in the oven at 450 for 30 minutes or until soft.)
- Coconut water (approximately 3/4 cup)
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- Chunk of cucumber
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Chunk of ginger
- Mint leaves (as much or as little as desired)
Place romaine in blender or food processor with coconut water and blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, blend and drink.
Brandi Wagner is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. The desire to find natural solutions to her own health imbalances allowed her to become so passionate in the area of holistic health and the mind, body, spirit connection. Brandi is originally from Vancouver, B.C., having recently moved to Calgary to become part of the Naturmend Team!