Smoothies are a great way to pack tons of nutrients into your day in an easy, convenient, and delicious form. I came across this delicious recipe last week for a Red Velvet Smoothie by my friend and colleague, Soulful Nutritionist Kristin Harris. Loaded with nutrients, healthy fats, fiber and tons of delicious detox potential, this smoothie was a win for me.
I amped up the healing and cleansing potential of this smoothie by adding some Unconditional Joy flower and gemstone essence to root me into the energy of Joy during the dreary, grey, winter months. Read on to learn more and for the recipe!
This Smoothie is Full of Cellular and Energetic Cleansing Potential
The beets, berries, and cacao powder in this smoothie are grounding and offer support for the energy of the root chakra, allowing for a deeper connection with the energy of the earth and the nurturing support it provides. A balanced root chakra helps us to feel grounded, safe, and secure.
Beets are known for their ability to provide gentle cleansing the blood and the liver by supporting cellular detoxification. Physically cleansing the liver can assist with bloating, poor digestion, fatigue, and feelings of sluggishness.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver is associated with the emotion of Anger. Cleansing and support for this organ may therefore assist with the release and balance of pent-up emotions, providing a greater sense of ease and freedom in life (and therefore making more space for JOY!).
Cleansing of the liver will also support the energy of its associated chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra. Balancing the solar plexus energy can assist with bringing greater feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, and a more clear connection to the Intuitive Self.
Cashews and flaxseeds add healthy fats and fiber to the mix, while banana adds a yummy dose of potassium and a smooth texture. This Smoothie hits a nutritional punch on so many levels, and also is great in the flavour department.
Amplify Your Smoothie’s Potential with Angel Essences
Adding flower and gemstone essences to smoothies, water, tea, or other beverages throughout the day is a great way to amplify our energy and bring more consciousness to our cells and our energy system. Just add 4-7 drops of essence(s) to your favourite beverage to reap the benefits.
The first time I made this smoothie, I added the Unconditional Joy Essence to bring some lightness to my day (it had been 2 weeks of winter with no sunshine!).
The Unconditional Joy Essence supports the energy of the Root Chakra, allowing us to ground into the energy of Joy and release any negativity that is holding us down. This blend of 7 flower and gemstone essences includes St. John’s Wort flower essence and Citrine gemstone essence, both of which bring more sunshine and light to our days.
The possibilities are endless for the essences that could be added to this smoothie, but here are some that I think would particularly go well with the nutritional and energetic benefits of this particular recipe:
The Power Essence to support the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra and help transform the energy of anger into loving action.
The Archangel Uriel Essence to support the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra and bring more illumination and light into your life (mainly through clarity of thought)
The Four Dragons Essence to support intercellular energetic cleansing and detoxification throughout the entire body, releasing energetic toxins.
Red Velvet Smoothie
1 cup coconut milk (I used almond milk)
1 small frozen banana
1 small or ½ a large beet, peeled and chopped
¼ cup berries
¼ cup raw cashews
1.5 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp flax seeds
1 tsp raw honey (for vegan could use coconut nectar or maple syrup)
Blend all ingredients in high-powered blender and enjoy! If you don’t think your blender is up for the task of properly breaking down the beets you could grate them instead of chopping or juice it first and then add the juice into the blender.