A lower sugar, lower carbohydrate smoothie that is rich in colour and full of antioxidants and minerals. Beets are particularly rich in folate. One 2-inch diameter beet contains up to 22% RDA of folate. Beets are also a great source of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. A small beet provides 35 calories and 1 gram of protein. Beets have been used for centuries in folk medicine. The pigment in red beets, betanin, is said to have antioxidant properties. Strawberries are high in antioxidants, rich source of vitamin C, and are a benefit to digestion. Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America, are low in calories and have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit.
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