Fatigue Energy Boost Smoothie
Beets also have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, which means the natural sugars will give you a lovely energy boost. Blackberries are one of the top brain boosting super foods. They are also great allies for fighting inflammation, especially the chronic inflammation of autoimmune disorders. This combination, with the added benefits of ginger and raw honey, will help to give you an energy boost.
ENERGY BOOST SMOOTHIE
MAKES: about 2 cups
1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup raw (shredded) or steamed beets
1 handful fresh basil (6-12 leaves to taste) **Our favourite is Thai basil, with its subtle licorice flavour. Sweet basil works well, too.
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon raw honey
1.5 cups first ferment water kefir
Optional: 3 T presoaked chia seeds
- Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
- Add all ingredients into the blender cup.
- Add ice. Blend and enjoy!
NEED TO KNOW:
Chia seeds add fibre, omega 3’s, iron and protein. Add them at the end for a bubble tea-like texture.
Not a fan of beets, but want to incorporate their benefits into your diet? Raw beets can be described as “earthy”, but if the skin is removed and they are steamed, their sweetness becomes apparent. Still not your thing? You can purchase pure beet juice in the organic section of most grocery stores, which has a much milder flavour, while retaining its sweetness. Substitute fresh beet for 1-2 tablespoons of beet juice in your brews and smoothies.