To start the amazing beet is packed with phytonutrients that lead to detoxification, improved digestion, are a steady source and supply of antioxidants, and help with anti-inflammation. Beets are considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods around! Slice it up and add a piece to your smoothie today!
Next in line is the delicious, juicy and healthy pineapple! Did you know that 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks offers 131% of your daily vitamin C! Medical News Today reports "Fresh pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which has been used in studies to determine it's effectiveness in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth..." Pineapples can help with lowering blood pressure, asthma, combat free radicals known to cause cancer, decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration and so much more! Now I won't feel so bad when I buy two!
Strawberries are not only delicious but also help aid in alleviating inflammation, bad breath, gout and more! Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and potassium. 1 cup of strawberries is equal to 160% of your daily intake for Vitamin C and is only 50 calories!! Serve me up some more berries!
Now, let's not leave out the mango! Mango can help fight cancer, cleanse your skin, aid in digestion, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes and alkalize the body! It can help keep your cholesterol in check, promote good eye sight by providing 25% of your daily need of Vitamin A, help to prevent heat stroke, strengthen your immune system, can help aid in concentration and memory. Mango is HIGH in IRON! Mango can reduce kidney stones and could possibly be the perfect snack!
- 1/2 cup fresh beet - sliced in cubes
- 1/4 cup fresh almonds
- 1/2 lb frozen pineapple (or fresh)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 fresh mango - sliced
- 2 small oranges (or 1 large) - peeled
- 16 oz filtered water
- 10 ice cubes
- Place ingredients in your blender (I LOVE our Blendtec)
- Press smoothie setting or blend until smooth.
- Poor and drink ice cold!
PS - Today is my step-son JJ's birthday! Sending some love his way ~ send some with me if you are inclined! This recipe is a tribute to good health with a focus on healthy digestion. JJ's father and JJ inspire healthy recipes for us all to enjoy! Cheers to JJ on his special day!