As you might have guessed, I LOVE smoothies. Because they’re easy to digest, I always start my day with a gigantic fruit and veggie-packed smoothie. When I’m low on groceries or simply need to use up the random ingredients in my fridge/freezer, I’ll start tossing things in the blender in hopes of coming up with something delicious.
That’s how this amazing smoothie was created! The result was surprisingly delicious and the color is stunning! This creamy concoction is packed with all kinds of beauty nutrients. Good skin starts from within and every meal is an opportunity to nourish your skin. Eating plenty of colorful produce is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking clear, firm and radiant.
This smoothie is definitely a beauty booster – inside and out. It contains beet which is anti-inflammatory, helps to purify the blood, cleanse the liver and is a good source of iron. You’re also getting plenty of vitamin C, antioxidants, B vitamins, healthy fats and fiber from all the other goodness like avocado, celery, strawberries, cucumber and lemon. If you really want to kick things up a notch, try sprinkling a teaspoon of bee pollen over the top of the smoothie. Bee pollen is known for its rich and varied nutritional properties – it is high in proteins, amino acids, vitamins and folic acid.
Beauty Booster Beet Smoothie
Vegan, Raw & Gluten-Free
- 1 cup water or coconut water
- 1 medium avocado
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 small beet, roughly chopped (with or without skin)
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 small lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen (optional)
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glass and top with bee pollen, if you so desire.
Photo credit: my sister, Jenny Norris