Purple Performance Smoothie

For pre- and post-workout fuel
purple performance

David Freniel

"Beets (and other nitrate-rich vegetables) improve blood and oxygen flow in muscles and prompt them to use the oxygen more efficiently. Sour cherries are rich in antioxidants and help the body to recover from intense training, as well as reducing delayed-onset muscle pain. Drink beetroot and sour cherry juices and smoothies regularly to gain the physical benefits."- David Freniel and Luise Vindahl

Recipe excerpted from the cookbook Green Kitchen Smoothies: Healthy and Colorful Smoothies For Every Day by David Freniel and Luise Vindahl. Purchase your own copy here.

1
Servings
283
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 small raw beetroot, peeled (approx. 80 g/3 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon dried sour cherries or sour cherry powder (or goji berries)
  • 60 g (2 oz/½ cup) frozen raspberries
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds or hemp protein powder (or more if you like)
  • ½ –1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated (or ¼ - ½ teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 350 ml (12 fl oz/1½ cups) almond milk (or unsweetened milk of choice)
  • 1–2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
36g
40%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
226µg
32%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
469mg
47%
Choline, total
66mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
63mg
20%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
397mg
57%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
373mg
25%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
4µg
27%
Water
371g
14%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Smoothie Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Smoothie Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.