Not only is this smoothie beautiful to look at on the outside, but it beautifies us on the inside. Everything in the Master Cleanser is naturally cleansing and detoxifying, however the beets and ginger root take the spotlight here.
Beets have the power to cleanse your colon, cleanse your blood, significantly boost your immunity, strengthen the function of your liver and gall bladder, and they contain anti-oxidizing and anti-inflammatory components that fight cancer. Aside from the crazy amounts of vitamins and minerals you’re also getting, all of the aforementioned benefits work wonders for increasing your energy levels, clearing and brightening your skin, and improving your digestive health.
Ginger root has been used as herbal medicine for thousands of years in ayurveda and ancient eastern medicine in general. It is a major help when it comes to reducing bloating and soothing tummy troubles for anyone, but it serves as a great natural remedy for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (a.k.a IBS). Ginger is a natural antiemetic (treats nausea and vomiting), increases gut motility (helps ya poop), and breaks up gas in your intestines, so even if you don’t have any major digestive issues, it can really be a help to just about anyone. Like beets, ginger has tons of vitamins, anti-oxidizers, and anti-inflammatory factors that fight cancer and a slew of other chronic diseases.
Ginger root (about ¼- ½ inch thick piece)
1 small beet
1 green pear (or sub for green apple)
Large handful of organic kale
2 large leaves of organic romaine (or large handful of chopped)
3 large carrots
Juice of ½ a lemon
Wash and roughly chop all ingredients, and squeeze in the lemon juice. (If you don’t have a Vitamix, you’ll need to finely chop all ingredients, but you should get one, ‘cause they’re life-changing.)
Blend until smooth
Option to make a smoothie bowl instead: pour smoothie into a bowl, and add 2-3 superfood toppings like cacao, chia seeds, hemp seeds, gogi berries, etc. The one I made (pictured above) has chia seeds, cacao, and dragon fruit.