Week 1 of Smoothie Challenge:

Red Smoothie:

Wk 1 Red Smoothie

Ingredients

4 beetroots 500 g
3/4 avocados, mashed 140 g
2 stalks celery, cut into 3 cm pieces 140 g
4 pitted dates 3 tbsp
2 1/2 tsp coconut oil 13 mL
2 apples, green, Granny Smith type, peeled, cored, then cut into segments 360 g
3 1/2 tsp ground flax seeds 12 g
65 g soft/silken tofu 1/4 cup
4 cups strawberries 600 g
1/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed 2 lemons
1 cup coconut water 250 mL
1 cup water 250 mL

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful for this recipe.

Method

  1. Prepare the beets: boil or steam them about 25-30 min. Let the beets cool down a few minutes, then peel them and dice into 1,5 cm pieces.
  2. Place the all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  3. Process on the highest speed until a well-blended purée forms, about 1-2 min, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice. Serve.

Wk 1 *Red Smoothie 4

Click on the link below to see all the nutritional facts for this smoothie:

http://www.soscuisine.com/recipe/red-smoothie?gpr_id=28208

Recipe desgined by Dietitian Pearle Nerenberg and to learn more about how to use the recipes or other tips click here: www.PearleSportsRd.com.