Beet Ginger Smoothie

Yes, it tastes as good as it looks, and no added sugar!

1/2 C melon, chopped (or apple, including peel)
1 dozen red grapes
1/2 stalk celery with leaves
1 small piece of lime or lemon
1/2 fresh beet
1/2 banana
1 C greens (spinach, kale, etc.)
1 tbsp collagen peptides *
1 small piece of fresh ginger
1/2 C acai, carrot, or fresh orange juice
6-8 ice cubes

The night before, peel and coarsely cut the beet and the ginger and save in the frig, to make it easier on your morning routine.

Process the watery items (melon, grapes, celery) first. You can choose to chop them in to smaller pieces if you like but you really don’t need to if you’re using a power blender, like Vita-Mix or Blend-Tec. So throw that watery stuff in there and blend it on low for 15-20 seconds to get it broken down.

Add everything else. The order doesn’t matter much as long as you put in the ice cubes last.

Process on high (according to your blender’s instructions), tamping it down as needed to get it going. Blend for about 45 seconds or so and then pour and drink right away.

* Collagen peptides are a powdered source of protein.  If you don’t add the collagen peptides then make sure you have some other form of protein with this so your meal will be well balanced.

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