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The Juice: Citrus Beet Smoothie

Guest Blog by Katie Rodger, The Juice

As the days get shorter and nights get longer, we’re putting some glow in your go, welcoming winter with a season-proof dose of sippable sunshine. This colorful concoction is full of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and fiber, using beets as it’s base to promote muscle repair and regenerate cell structure.

Known for their endurance enhancing properties, beets increase blood vessel dilation, which means more oxygen can be transported more effectively to your muscles. More oxygen = more muscle capacity, so before you know it, you’re running with less fatigue (both on and off the track). In short: I’m not going to not say that these potent little powerhouses will make you feel like a magical, flying unicorn (or better yet .. Nuunicorn?)

To round out our dream team of ingredients, we’ve paired the badassery of the beets with magnesium-rich clementines (to speed up recovery and prevent injuries), carrots (rich in Vitamin A for immunity and beta carotene to combat oxidative stress), a hint of lime (to revitalize skin) and ginger (to reduce inflammation and improve digestion). With an ante upped by vitamin infused Nuun and a dash of turmeric (to heal tired muscles and ward off those seasonal sniffles), this beaut of a blend boasts a bevy of benefits that will keep you going and glowing all winter long.

Recipe

Dissolve one tab of the Tangerine Lime with 16oz of water.

In your blender, combine:

  • 2 medium sized clementines (or 1 orange, aka about 1/2c of fresh orange juice)
  • 1 medium sized beet (I just peel mine and keep them raw)
  • 1/4 of a peeled lime (or about 1/2 tablespoon of lime juice)
  • 2/3 cup of chopped carrots (If you're able, I recommend juicing them. You'll need about 1/3 cup of carrot juice.)
  • 1 small slice of fresh ginger

Add your Tangerine Lime Nuun and blend!

Pour into two 16oz jars and add 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground turmeric to each jar, shaking vigorously after doing so. Adding the turmeric directly into the jar, rather than into you blender, will help to avoid staining your blender with turmerics lovely (albeit impossible to remove) hue. 

Cheers friends!

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