Hot Pink Smoothie – Perfect for Hot and Steamy Weather
Hot and steamy days and exercise, it’s a recipe for sweat!
To replenish and rehydrate, I have the perfect solution for you. The HOT PINK smoothie. It is a blend of healthy things that satisfies and tastes really yummy.
The secret (or not so secret ingredient) is beet root and carrots. Both are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, help to keep blood pressure in check, improve athletic performance and more.
Coconut water is a natural sports drink. It replenishes electrolytes, has antioxidants, and is an extra source of potassium.
The raw cashews (or raw sunflower seeds) provide creaminess and add satisfying fat. The dates add a bit of natural sweetness.
And the berries along with the mint are the star of the show.
- 12 oz coconut water
- 1 large carrot (or equivalent) chopped
- 1/4 large beet
- 2 chopped dates
- 1/4 c raw cashews (or raw sunflower seeds)
- several sprigs of mint to taste
- 12 oz organic strawberries – frozen or fresh (or substitute raspberries or mixed berries)
Blend all the ingredients except the berries in a high speed blender such as a BlendTec or Vitamix. Once the carrots and beets are well blended, add in the berries and blend until smooth.
If frozen, you might want to let them thaw a bit before blending because it can become “jammed up” in the blender. If you drink this too fast you just might just get a brain freeze.
The Hot Pink Smoothies tastes so good, you might feel guilty. But you will not be guilty of anything other than having created a delicious smoothie that is choc full of goodness. Drink the whole thing because its damn delicious and a wonderful breakfast or post-exercise snack.
This recipe has been adapted from Robyn Openshaw.