Apple Berry Beet Smoothie
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
- 1 beet, chopped
- 2 cups coconut water
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Bulbous Beautiful Beets! This ruby round root vegetable is the number one All-Star food that comes to my mind when I think of foods that support the liver. Here are a few reasons why:
Beets are rich in betaine, betalains, betacyanin, betanin, and folate—all nutrients and compounds known to protect the liver and aid in the reduction of fat accumulation in the liver.
Betaine, particularly, is a lipotropic agent that has an affinity for fat and is excellent at metabolizing it. Beets dissolve stones in the liver, protect bile ducts, and cleanse toxic waste. Beets may even help restore a liver damaged from alcohol abuse.
Beets are a wonderful tonic for the liver and can prevent various forms of cancer. They are also high in plant-flavonoids, which can improve the overall functions of your liver. Beets normalize digestion because they are rich in the fiber pectin, which can help eliminate the toxins that have been released from the liver, allowing them to be pooped out of the system instead of reabsorbed by the body!