The following recipe is not only delicious and an amazing colour, it is bursting with nutrition! The use of raw beet provides liver friendly betalain pigments (otherwise destroyed by heat) as well as B vitamins, iron, and betaine - all blood building and cardiovascular friendly nutrients. Cherries contain antioxidant anthocyanin pigments as well as melatonin important for relaxation and sleep. Both chia and coconut water are mineral rich.
From the :'Making Babies' chapter of my book ' Homemade Smoothies for Mother and Baby"
1/2 a cup of diced raw beet
1 cup of pitted cherries
3/4 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 bulb of baby bok choy, trimmed and well washed (optional)
Don't know about you, but I certainly don't need Easter as my excuse for chocolate! For a decadent smoothie experience, try including actual chocolate into your recipe. I am loving Changing Habits cacao wafers in mine. Think of them as 100% dark chocolate. In a smoothie with lovely ripe bananas they work beautifully and shouldn't require extra sweetener, though you could chuck in 1 or 2 medjool dates. A alternative is to use your favourite chocolate, preferably dark such as good quality Lindt or Haighs or raw chocolates such as Loving Earth or Pana Chocolate - 20-30g should do it per person
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