Day Three: Beautiful-in-Red Smoothie

I have been loving Saturdays a little more than usual lately. I usually join the local Park Run, then spend time indulging my culinary curiosity at our local market. Today I was drawn to all the magnificent red fruit and vegetables.
Red is full of energetic vibrancy and fruit and vegetables containing this pigment offer beneficial nutrients such as lycopene, quercitin, hesperidin, ellagic acid, vitamin A & C that have protective benefits against certain cancers, heart disease, and inflammation. Here’s todays delicious recipe made from ingredients I bought this morning at the farmers market. What a treat!

Beautiful-in-Red Smoothie

1 cup diced watermelon
A handful of raspberries
2 red radishes
1 leaf red radicchio
1 cup fresh pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon organic beet powder (optional)*
Fresh red chili to taste
Lots of ice

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled with lots of ice.

*Beet powder is dehydrated beetroot and adds antioxidants as well as a beautiful colour to smoothies and desserts. It is available from most good health food stores.

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