roots & mango smoothie
When the weather gets warmer we love nothing better than a smoothie for breakfast. It's light and refreshing. The problem with many of the smoothies or smoothie mixes from the freezer you can buy from supermarkets is they are really high in fruit not vegetables and there's no protein to keep you full. This has protein from the chia seeds, healthy fat from the flaxseed and a good mix of vegetables with a touch of sweet from the mango.
makes 1 large smoothie
1 raw beetroot, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
handful of kale chopped
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
200ml of coconut water
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. You might need more or less coconut water depending on how thick you like your smoothie.
If you want to eat in a bowl, use less coconut water and you could top with fruit, nuts, seeds or oats.
the health boost tip
Beetroot is rich in folate a B vitamin that helps maintain a healthy heart. The red colour of beetroot comes from betalain antioxidant pigments and offers great antioxidant benefits. Kale is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables that contain the largest concentration of health-promoting sulphur containing phytonutrients that help our liver to work efficiently.
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