The Hot Pink Monkey Smoothie

March 20, 2014
0 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

The most vibrant (and insanely delicious) smoothie up my sleeve: The Hot Pink Monkey Smoothie, made with creamy ripe banana, brilliantly sweet and pink beets, and a hint of fresh spice. Beets have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, coupled with a stimulating effect on the various detoxification pathways of your body, especially your liver. They’re packed with betaine, a nutrient that promotes the flow of bile for better digestion and improves liver detoxification, as well as crucial vitamins A, B and C, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and folic acid. Please feel free to add a cup (or two) of fresh leafy greens to this raw smoothie for an extra nutrient boost. Be aware the hot-pink color may be compromised, but I promise your body will be forever thankful!

Nutritional Information [per smoothie= 2 cups]
230 Calories, 46g Carbohydrates, 6g Fat, 4.3g Protein, 9.7g Fiber, 25g Sugar —Alexandra Tallulah

What You'll Need
  • 1 medium banana, frozen
  • 1 large carrot (or 5 baby)
  • 1/2 large beet, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 avocado, peel removed
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup kale or spinach, fresh
  1. There isn’t much to do for this recipe, but blend and enjoy! Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender. I use a VitaMix because it is so thorough at blending, but any blender will do. Blend for about 45 seconds, or until desired consistency is reached. Pour the smoothie into your favorite glass.

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5 Reviews

Connie August 20, 2014
This may sound like a silly question, but do I need to cook the beets first? Thanks!
Alexandra T. August 20, 2014
Not a silly question at all- I use completely raw beets, just be sure to thoroughly wash them and chop them up to make it easier on your blender!
Connie August 20, 2014
Thanks for the quick response! I can't wait to try this. Heading out for beets right now... :)
Connie August 23, 2014
Finally made this today! The hubs and I love beets and thought this was very yummy. The color is gorgeous. :) We don't have a VitaMix, but my Bosch Mixer did just fine. Thanks for the recipe.
Ruth M. August 12, 2014
This is delicious! I was bored with my usual spinach, banana and fruit breakfast smoothies, and this makes a great change!