Weight Loss & Detoxing with Red Smoothies

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Health and Detox Benefits of Red Smoothes by FoodFunandHappiness.com

Red smoothies are simply fruit smoothies with beets added. Beets provide some impressive health benefits.

Among others, beets are low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamin C. They also contain nitrates and pigments that may help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance.

For Detox:

Beets contain a group of phytonutrients called betalains that support detoxification through an important phase 2 detox step in the liver. When your liver is able to detoxify chemicals and toxins more effectively, then your body is better able to balance hormones, cholesterol and energy levels.

source: www.chatelaine.com/health/detox-health/want-to-detox-eat-more-beets/

For Weight Loss:

[B]eets are low in calories and high in water. And increasing your intake of low-calorie foods like fruits and vegetables has been associated with weight loss. Furthermore, despite their low calorie content, beets contain moderate amounts of protein and fiber, two nutrients well-known for losing weight.

source: www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-beets

On a typical day, especially during spring, summer and fall, I might make 1-2 quarts of red smoothie early in the morning to drink throughout the day for energy boost.

Here's the recipe that I use


  • 1 beet (small-medium size, diced for blending)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapples
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • honey (optional)

Place everything in a blender until smooth and consistent.

Add honey to taste, if desired.

Enjoy and store some for later.

Now, here's the video source of the recipe: