Beet-the-Heat Pink Detox Smoothie | This plant-powered smoothie is packed to the brim with detoxifying goodness + ultra refreshing!
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Beet-the-Heat Pink Detox Smoothie

This powerful vegan detox smoothie is home to an impressive lineup of feel-good fruits and veggies, including beet, green apple, pear, fennel, ginger, lemon juice, parsley, dates (for a touch of sweetness), and coconut water. Detoxifying, nourishing, and hydrating goodness all wrapped up in one (hot) pink package.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, plant-based, Vegan
Servings: 3 cups (24 ounces)
Author: Ashley

Ingredients

  • 1 small granny smith apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup coconut water*
  • 1/2 medium firm-ripe bartlett pear, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup peeled and roughly diced fresh beet, to taste
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks (about 1/2 medium mango)
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped fennel bulb (about 1/4 of a small bulb of fennel)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Small handful fresh flat leaf parsley, tough stems removed (about 1/4 cup) (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup ice, more or less to taste (to cool)
  • 2 pitted medjool dates or to taste ** (optional to sweeten)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except for the dates to a high-speed blender. 
  • Blend on high for 2 minutes or until completely smooth. 
  • Taste and if desired, add the dates and blend again to sweeten.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

*You can substitute filtered water instead, but it will be less sweet because coconut water has a natural, subtle sweetness. Thus, you may want to add a date or two to make up for the lack of sweetness.
**If your medjool dates are firm or hard (as opposed to soft and gooey), soak them in hot water for 15 to 30 minutes before blending.