The Best Smoothie: the Beet Detoxifier Smoothie

In my small NYC kitchen, there are only so many appliances I can keep on my precious counter space. My blender has turned into my one stop shop for both smoothies and juices (I take the extra step of straining out the pulp for juices).  I like having the option to do either, especially on the days when I don’t feel like taking that extra step. So for this recipe, it’s up to you! It can either be enjoyed as a juice or a smoothie. I love it as a smoothie – it keeps it packed with fiber, which helps to balance out the natural sugars in the fruit. But admittedly, the pulp may be too much for some people, so if you’re not into pulp, simply strain out the juice. This recipe is a great liver detoxifier so sip up after a long night out, or when your liver and skin need a little extra love.

serves 2



    • 1 cup of organic frozen raspberries


    • 1/2 small beet


    • 2 carrots, peeled and diced


    • 1 apple, cored and chopped


    • 1 inch  ginger


    • Small handful of parsley


    • Pinch turmeric


    • Pinch cinnamon


    • 1 cup of water


  • Few cubes of ice

Place all ingredients in high-speed blender (starting with the water) and blend until smooth. Enjoy as is, or strain using a fine mesh strainer by pressing gently with a rubber spatula.

Lily Kunin is the voice behind the NYC-based food blog Clean Food Dirty City. Inspired by the chefs in her family as well as her friends who are looking for easy recipes, her mission is to create food that is simple, clean, and flavorful. Follow her blog on Instagram@cleanfooddirtycity.