Beet And Carrot Smoothie (How To And Health Benefits)

Beet And Carrot Smoothie (How To And Health Benefits)

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Health Benefits

Every ingredient in these smoothies has powerful and unique antioxidants which help detoxify your body and eliminate free radicals that wreak havoc out of the body’s system.

Carrots have a rich supply of all kind of antioxidants, beta-carotene, and some antioxidants can help protect your system against cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Boiling and steaming carrots is better for preserving antioxidants, especially carotenoid, which is found in zucchini, broccoli, and carrots. Beets have a unique, different phytonutrient profile from many other vegetables which are rich in antioxidants.

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They contain phytonutrients called betalains, which is unique for beets and it’s full of antioxidant, detoxification properties and anti-inflammatory which can detoxify your body. Clementines have antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and limonene which can help in destroying free radicals that damage cell membranes, genes, and proteins.

Green Tea contains powerful antioxidants, around 8-10 times the polyphenols found in vegetables and fruits. It’s prepared from unfermented leaves, unlike black tea, which is fully prepared from fermented leaves. The antioxidants in green tea can help in the prevention of atherosclerosis and cancer.

Red Grapes have flavonoid antioxidants such as catechins, quercetin, and resveratrol. Quercetin and Resveratrol act as anti-inflammatory agents and they help in improvement of insulin flow in response to digested sugars, and it also helps against cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Ginger contains the ingredient called gingerol, which is very potent anti-inflammatory.

Recipes

Beet and Carrot Smoothie

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 beet, peeled, sliced
1 carrot, peeled, sliced
1 clementine, peeled
½ cup red grapes
½ cup green tea
1 slice of ginger, peeled, about the size of a quarter

Directions

Steam beet and carrot about 10-15 minutes until just tender, depending on how your slices are thick. Let it cool down. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend it until it becomes smooth.

Apple Carrot Beet Ginger Juice

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 apple, lighted peeled, cored and quartered
1 beet, rinsed, lightly peeled and quartered
3 whole carrots, rinsed and peeled
1 Tbsp size piece of fresh ginger (skin removed)
unfiltered apple juice (optional)

Directions

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend it until it becomes smooth. Add one splash of apple juice if it is necessary to get it moving. Place a fine mesh strainer over a big bowl and pour the juice over it.

Squeeze all juice out by using a rubber spatula to press the pulp down. To get most of the juice let it stand for five minutes. Cast away the pulp and pour the juice into a glass. You can drink it immediately or let it chill for a little bit. You can save it for a day or two in a fridge, but it tastes better when it’s fresh.