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A smoothie to jump start your day

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Written by Kat Murphy

Posted on 23 February 2014

Red beets and leafy greens are great for the body. This high energy smoothie is filled to the brim with minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, and chlorophyll. This is easy and surprisingly tasteful. This smoothie will restore the body after a workout and bring energy for a full day of classes.

2 Servings
Ingredients
½ cup apple juice
2 handfuls of kale leaves
1 cup of Greek yogurt
1 cup of canned pineapple
1 red beet
1 cup frozen raspberries

Directions
1. Peel and grate the beet. Remove kale leaves from stem.
2. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
3. Enjoy this fresh, healthy smoothie.

There are numerous health benefits to this delicious and easy to make smoothie. Beets, kale, raspberries, pineapple, and apples all contain high quantities of vitamins and minerals. The different vitamins and minerals are great for many reasons including bone health, detoxification, cell growth, vision, healthy skin, and hydration. Also, these fruits and vegetables are excellent anti-inflammatory foods.

Beets: High in chlorophyll and normalizes blood pressure.
Kale: High in chlorophyll, contains omega-3, and contains a decent amount of protein. This protein is said to be better bio-available to the body than compared to meat protein.
Greek yogurt: Twice as much protein as regular yogurt and contain probiotics (improve the immune system)
Pineapple: High amounts of potassium

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