Is there a better way to welcome in the new year than to supply the body with nutrient-dense foods? If you partied hard on New Year’s Eve, chances are that you need to reset the body. Although the beginning of the year marks a fresh start for the majority of people, there is never a wrong time to begin anew. Any day of any month is a chance to start living a healthier life. This recipe just happens to coincide with the beginning of a new year.
One of the best foods to promote detoxification is the mighty beetroot. You just can’t beat beets! Fresh beets, not the ones from the can, help to increase energy levels, boost immune function, and regulate the body’s natural metabolic process. Studies show that beets contain betacyanin, which is an antioxidant that exhibits anti-carcinogenic properties that are particularly effective against colon cancer. Beets are also a great liver cleanser, with some researchers arguing that there is no better friend to your liver than beetroot.
Although beets have an impressive nutritional profile, we don’t want to neglect the other ingredients in this smoothie. Apples are great sources of fiber and provide the body with vitamin C and potassium. Oranges also give your body a healthy dose of vitamin C, while carrots provide beta-carotene, vitamin K1, biotin, and vitamin B6. Needless to say, this smoothie isn’t lacking in nutrients and will propel you toward your healthy resolutions.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 2 apples, cored and cubed
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 beet, peeled and cubed
- 1 orange, peeled and segmented
- 1 c filtered water
- 1 (2-inch) knob fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If you don\'t want a smoothie, you can strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to turn it into a cleansing juice.
- Pour into two large cups and enjoy immediately.