cranberry beet detox smoothie.
I’ve been using Love Beets for quite some time because all of their beet products are DELICIOUS and have become a staple in my fridge. I’m really excited to partner with them in creating this super simple and seasonally inspired smoothie.
I feel like the holidays provide you plentyyyy to do. Like, go choose a christmas tree, “oooo and ahhhh” at christmas lights, wrap presents, bake cookies, etc.
Cooking beets and cleaning up the aftermath? Eh, not on my holiday to do list, to be honest. Side note- if you know of a way to cook beets that isn’t messy, hit. me. up.
I’m a firm believer in EASE. I personally love to cook, and enjoy spending time in the kitchen, but not everyone does. That’s why I want to prove that simple, healthy recipes (and products!) exist for the more novice chef.
Speaking of cooking, this AM smoothie doesn’t quite qualify. It takes only 5 minutes, is packed with beets, apples, and cranberries (hello, seasonal!) AND has a kick to it with cinnamon and ginger.
this smoothie’s got spice!
not going to lie, the addition of ginger and cinnamon give this cranberry beet smoothie a kick! especially with naturally tart cranberries.
the banana and beets mellow out the spice, and add a sweetness without added sugars. just adjust the amount of ginger to your liking!
Lastly, the balancing benefits.
Beets are great for blood purification and liver detox (too many glasses of bubbly at that holiday party?) ginger is amazing for digestion, cinnamon great for regulating blood sugar (cravings), and cranberries and powerhouses for antioxidants.
That said, holiday treats happen. And they should! I think depriving yourself is NOT a good idea at all. It’s not loving to your body, and only leads to negative thought patterns around food and social times. No good.
Just eat the treats mindfully, savor and enjoy them! And then balance it all out with an AM dose of fruits and veggies. Like this smoothie.
I’ve noticed that by starting the day with real, whole foods, I typically gravitate toward more pure foods for the remainder of the day. And if I don’t, oops! Start fresh tomorrow with another incredible smoothie.
Typically in the winter people opt for warm oatmeal bowls and quinoa porridges on chilly mornings. I still crave my mason jars full of chilly smoothies. Can’t help it. It’s a routine I’ve established and can’t seem to shake.
I find that by adding the warming spices, like cinnamon and turmeric, it makes my winter breakfasts feel more… festive (plus these spices are just so good for you).
If you’re on the lookout for Love Beets products and are curious what to try first, of course the organic cooked beets are a favorite of mine. I keep them stocked for smoothies like this recipe as well as slice them up as a salad topping.
I also enjoy Love Beets juices and their white wine and balsamic beets, too. Check out all their beets here.
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** this post sponsored by Love Beets, however all opinions are my own **