Updated: April 25th, 2017

Although all the seasons are important, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t revel in all the benefits of spring! This recipe from Nutrition & Integrative Health student Jessica Waller will help you kick off the season with a smoothie that has that “spring” feeling. Nutrient-rich beet juice is blended with bright, energizing ingredients like carrots, blueberries, pineapple, and baby greens, to help you feel refreshed and revitalized!

Makes 2 20-ounce smoothies

1 1/2 cups frozen organic blueberries*

1 cup frozen organic pineapple*

1/2 cup shredded organic carrots*

1 cup organic baby kale or baby spinach*

2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger*

1/4 cup hemp hearts*

1-2 tablespoons MCT oil or coconut oil

1 cup beet juice (Trader Joe’s sells beet juice in the refrigerated section) 

1 cup filtered water

pinch of salt
 

Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on smoothie setting.

*Meal planning tip: Make smoothie freezer bags by adding starred ingredients to a ziplock bag and storing in freezer for convenience. Pull one out and add remaining ingredients.