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Beet the Blues Smoothie


Feelin’ Upbeet Today!

Jammed with beets and blueberries, this smoothie will help detoxify the blood, eliminate free radicals, tame inflammation and cleanse your digestive system. On top of that, you’re getting a plethora of antioxidants which help activate brain pathways associated with better cognition endorphins and serotonins; the direct sources of your happiness and well-being.

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Getting a healthy dose of cell-protecting flavonoids from blueberries will ensure your motor neurons are healthy, which may enhance your ability to get a better rhythm, whether you’re on your bike, skis or kiteboarding down the sound!

Keep your heartbeet healthy

Beets contain a high concentration of nitrates, which which help improve blood flow have a blood pressure-lowering effect. This may lead to a reduced risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke.

Nutritional Highlights

Beets – Beetroot contains the essential nutrients potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Beetroot is a great source of soluble fibre which may help digestion, reduce high blood cholesterol and help prevent heart disease.

Ginger – Ginger is among the healthiest and zestiest spices on the planet. A natural anti-inflammatory, it may reduce nausea, help with digestion, fight cancer and boost the immune system. For athletes, ginger can open up your airways, assist in weight-loss, improve circulation and strengthen your immune system.

Banana– Bananas are high in heart rate and blood pressure stabilizing potassium. Rich in antioxidants, which can provide protection from free radicals (not the tubular kind of radical.)

Cranberries – Cranberries are packed with free radical fighting antioxidants and anti-inflammatory vitamin C, vitamin E and magnesium.

Matcha – You’re no matcha for me! When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf. Matcha boosts metabolism, burns calories, detoxifies, naturally calms the mind and relaxes the body, enhances mood and aids in concentration.

SpirulinaCell and tissue building protein, anemia-preventing iron, nerve and DNA enhancing Vitamin B12 and free-radical-fighting antioxidants.

Turmeric – This long lost zesty relative of ginger has an impressive list of uses and benefits. Cancer-fighting is a badge it wears proudly, but also Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and helps support the body’s inflammation levels—a valuable supplement for those active in sport.

Blueberries — Packed with nutrients like disease-fighting anthocyanin, cell-protecting and memory boosting flavonoids, skin-enhancing vitamin A and C and free-radical-fighting antioxidants.

Spinach – One of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, this endurance enhancing leaf is full of iron, contains cancer fighting antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and 40% of your magnesium requirement daily.

Kale – For athletes, the iron in Kale will transport oxygen to various parts of the body. The Vitamin B6 in Kale will help maintain healthy nervous and immune systems.

Beet the Blues Smoothie

Print Recipe
Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 5min


  • 1 c water
  • 1/2 c pure unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/3 c frozen blueberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 c cubed purple beets
  • Small knob ginger (approx 1tbsp)
  • Small knob turmeric (approx 1tsp)
  • 1 1/2 c Spinach and/or kale (A big handful!)
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder (optional)



In a Vitamix, whizz everything up!


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