Electric Green Smoothie

Golden Beet & Citrus Smoothie a.k.a. Electric Green Smoothie

Yes, it’s another beet smoothie, but if you’re experiencing a cold winter, and have access to plenty of root vegetables, this is the time of year to go crazy on beets. I never really cared for beets, but raw, in smoothies they have a pleasant, earthy taste. And, they really help the liver in detoxifying the body. This particular smoothie is full of antioxidant powerhouses that boost your immune system and wake you up on a cold, dark day.

Electric Green Smoothie

A smoothie with serious zing that will detoxify and energize you. Golden beets, citrus, turmeric, and ginger make this smoothie a powerhouse.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tania Van Pelt

Ingredients

  • 1 golden beet stems, and leaves, thoroughly washed, diced
  • Chunk of fresh ginger about 1 ½ inches long, grated
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric chopped
  • ½ fresh lime peeled, chopped
  • 1 fresh lemon peeled, chopped
  • 1 fresh orange peeled, chopped
  • 1 banana peeled, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder optional
  • 1 cup of filtered water plus more as needed
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash all ingredients.
  2. In a blender add the chopped beet, ginger, turmeric, orange, lemon, lime, and banana, add about 1 cup of water, enough to barely cover. Blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the beet stems and leaves. Blend until smooth, about a minute.
  4. If using, add a teaspoon of mana powder and a cup of ice. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.