Golden Beet, Carrot and Turmeric Smoothie
Posted by Lisa on August 30, 2015 / 4 Comments
This is one power packed, vision-boosting, gut-healing golden beet, carrot and turmeric smoothie. It’s loaded with beta carotene and nutrients.
I am in love with golden beets. Like, seriously in love. And how I’ve never really eaten these until recently will remain a mystery.
I love red beets as well, but golden beets do have one massive brownie point over red beets – they don’t stain your hands, clothing, hair, carpet, et all…RED! Sure, you might still get a smidge of yellow stain if you’re not careful, but it’s hardly noticeable. A far cry from the red I’m usually covered in. What can I say, I’m a bit of a klutz in the kitchen.
But I do have one other selfish reason to love golden beets – their golden color means they’re packed with minerals and nutrients (like beta carotene) that help with vision. It’s the same reason why carrots are good for eyesight, lots of beta carotene. And my vision, well, let’s just say it’s less than stellar. Perhaps I can blame it on the fact that I stare at computers and electronic devices all day long (a definite contributor to bad eyesight)…but let’s be honest, the reality is I’m getting older. Eeek! In fact, I’ve got a birthday just around the corner.
So while I attempt to age gracefully, I’m gonna be downing this vision-boosting, gut-healing smoothie. And the gut healing bonus is thanks to the turmeric. Turmeric is one of the most well studied medicinal herbs for its anti-inflammatory and gut sealing and healing properties. It truly is a wonder herb!
In fact, when I was in Bali and got accidentally glutened, one of the first things I did was down a large “turmeric boost” smoothie from a local health food shop. That helped my gut to heal, along with the activated charcoal, enzymes and loads of water and rest.
But please don’t wait for an “incident” to drink this golden beet, carrot and turmeric smoothie. It’s a power-packed smoothie will numerous health benefits that should keep it on regular rotation in your kitchen. Your gut will be happy. Your eyes will be happy. And your unstained hands will be happy. That sounds like smoothie home run to me!
PS – if you love this smoothie, you might also love my turmeric milk recipe.
- 2 golden beets, chopped
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
- 4 mandarin oranges, peeled
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 1½ cup cold water
- grated carrot
- hemp seeds
- Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and add any optional toppings.
Other drinks you might like: