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A Pear of Beets Smoothie Recipe by Green Blender

A Pear of Beets

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beets - scrubbed, chopped
  • 1 pear - chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Though the ingredients of this smoothie may surprise you, the taste does not disappoint. Sweet and savory is the perfect pear, err, pair. And with an impressive nutritional profile to boot, this smoothie is perfection. Hempseed not only increases energy levels and metabolic rate, it’s also an excellent source of Omega 3, 6 and GLA fatty acids. Rich in protein and Vitamin E, hemp seeds, are a wonderful way to energize and refuel before or after a workout. And the beets, don’t just add that vibrant, red color to this smoothie. Rich in the antioxidant, betalain, an anti-inflammatory, fungicidal which helps aid in detoxification, beets are a nutritional powerhouse and are what bring this smoothie to rockstar status. This smoothie just can’t be beet when it comes to starting your morning.

Beets are hard to beat. Try these beet-rilliant blends: A Beet with a Kick, Red Starburst and the Goji Beet Mixer.

(Nutrition Facts: 153 calories, 7g fat, 12g sugar, 5g fiber, 5g protein, 19g carbs per 12-ounce serving. Yields 2 servings).

A Pear of Beets Smoothie Recipe by Green Blender