This smoothie is so high in antioxidants that it might just become your favorite summer health and beauty tonic. It's loaded with beets, berries, and watermelon.
What you might not know about beets is that they're chock full of betaine, which helps protect your cells from environmental stress (this is part of the anti-aging), the red color is a sign of the powerful phytonutrients, (proven to fight cancer), and they purify the blood (good for detoxing). Additionally, beets boost your immune system (super health).
So between berries, watermelon and beets you have a superfood smoothie that also tastes AMAZING without being too sweet. It's a good drink to help you fight off sugar cravings.
Anti-Aging Blueberry Detox Smoothie
- 1 cup wild frozen blueberries, or just frozen blueberries
- 1 cup cubed red beets
- 1 cup cubed watermelon
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 handful of basil leaves (or mint)
Put everything in a blender. Blend and pour.
Add a leaf of either basil or mint for looks.
Serve, drink, enjoy and feel amazing — and maybe even younger!
For the best results: chew your smoothie! It helps optimize digestion, and that means better absorption, which again means better health and well-being.
Photo credit: Torkil Stavdal