Vibrant Vitamix Beet “Juice”

The Vitamix is an essential kitchen tool in our house and it has definitely earned it’s keep (it is a hefty investment but 100% WORTH IT, even to a frugal minimalist family like us) being used nearly every day for the last five years. We’ve used it for daily smoothies, fruit slushes, ice cream, salsas, hummus and sometimes even “juice”. While traditional juicing has its many health benefits,  you get to keep all of that beneficial fiber with a smoothie!

Do you ever crave something earthy? Is that just me? My body CRAVES beets sometimes. Not everyone enjoys the earthy taste of beets but this smoothie has a wonderful balance between earth and sweet with the added pear. It’s a perfect little vibrant health treat. And PACKED with essential vitamins and minerals.

Vibrant Vitamix Beet “Juice”
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

INGREDIENTS
1 ORGANIC BEET, STEMS CHOPPED OFF AND DISCARDED, PEELED AND WASHED
1 ORGANIC CARROT (PEELED IF NOT ORGANIC)
1 ORGANIC PEAR
2 3/4 CUPS OF FILTERED WATER
OPTIONAL: A SQUEEZE OF LEMON JUICE AND/OR A SLICE OF FRESH GINGER
Instructions
Blend all of the ingredients together in the blender and serve! Feel free to throw in a couple of ice cubes if you prefer it cold. 

Beets: Beets are packed with amazing nutrients and they are one of the richest sources of antioxidants. They have been long known to be a great supporter and detoxifier for the liver. They have many other benefits like helping your body reduce inflammation, lowering blood pressure, detox the blood and supporting heart health. 

TMI alert! Is that allowed? Be warned that beets may (pretty likely) change the color of your urine and bowel movements because of the dark carotenes. That’s actually an incentive for my kids to drink and eat beets because they get a kick out of it happens!