While juicing is great, you lose the fiber of the plants, and it requires a lot of clean up. Because everything that goes into the blender goes into your glass, smoothies take about five minutes to make, after you’ve cleaned your veggies and fruit and retain all the fiber of the raw foods you blend, giving your body both the soluble fiber needed to flush the cells, and the insoluble fiber required for deeply cleaning out the intestines. Smoothies taste great, contain only fresh raw foods, and fill up your belly. You don’t feel hungry because you are eating so much fiber.
Smoothies are the real fast food, taking a mere 10 minutes from prep to belly depending on what you choose to incorporate and they have the ability to sustain you for a few hours. These powerhouse meals in a jar save a pretty penny and leave your gut singing a glorious hurrah!
My favorite mid-morning smoothie recipe would have to my pink beet smoothie. It's easy on the eye and tastes surprisingly delish. I consider it to be the perfect beginner's smoothie for those not (yet) up to whirling greens in their blender.
Pink Beet Smoothie
Makes 16 ounces
- 1 small beetroot (washed, peeled and diced)
- 5 strawberries
- 2 frozen bananas
- 3 soaked dates (soak dates in filtered water overnight)
- 1 scoop raw meal powder (i use the Garden of Life brand)
- 2 soaked prunes (soak prunes in filtered water overnight)
- 1 cup almond milk
Blend the chopped beets with 3 tbsp. of almond milk for 1 minute, then slowly add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and process until smooth.
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