Things were pretty quite here in Kansas, we pulled out the window air conditioners, did some laundry and basically puttered around. It was nice and peaceful.
My solution..... Beets!
The health benefits of beet juice aren`t well known, but they are profound. Beet juice is best known as a blood purifier and blood builder that helps in the creation of red blood cells. Russian longevity researcher, Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D., tells us that beet juice improves blood structure and cures diseases of the circulatory system, large intestine, and digestive system. Tombak also shares that beet juice dissolves stones in the liver, kidneys and bladder. Not bad for a common item found in most grocery stores!!!!
Researchers have found that a glass of beet juice each day beats high blood pressure - and according to the American Heart Association, one in three adults has high blood pressure. In the 1950`s, Dr. Ferenczi of Hungary had his cancer patients drink a quart of beet juice each day, which was effectively breaking down and eliminating tumors. Beets have been found to increase the body`s production of glutathione, which helps the body detoxify cancer-causing poisons.
4 organic beets scrubbed, but not peeled, sliced into manageable pieces
7 organic banana's
1/2 pkg. frozen strawberries
3tlbs. flax seed powder
2tbls. chia seeds
Purified water for thinning
If you have a vitamix, throw everything in and blend. If you are like me start by juicing your beets. In your food processor add banana's and puree until smooth, add strawberries and beet juice. If your food processor blogs down add some water. Next add your chia seeds and flax seeds. Blend well and serve.
The color of this smoothie is amazing and the texture is like a thick milkshake!