I’ve had this smoothie for breakfast almost every day in the last two weeks. Temporary crazes are part of my life :).

This healthy red smoothie recipe is based on (and an extension of) the famous ABC (apple-beetroot-carrot) juice, but leaves in all the fibres that are important for a healthy sugar digestion.

I love starting my days with fruits & veggies. The fats in nuts and seeds help the body absorb the many nutrients better, so be sure not to skip those. Figs are added for taste and sweetness, needed because the red fruits (at least the frozen ones that I use) are rather sour. Add more or less of those as you like.

This smoothie (breakfast) bowl is great with toppings such as banana, berries, oats, pumpkin seeds and a bit of crunch. In this case, I used a 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of chocolate crunchy muesli bits, but raw cacao nibs would work as well.

Without further ado, here is the recipe:

ABC-breakfast bowl (Apple, Beetroot, Carrot & more)

Serves 2-3

1 apple,
2 red beetroots, cooked (the pre-cooked ones from the shop are perfect)
1 carrot, medium sized,
ginger to taste (I use about 1/2 thumb size)
2 big tablespoons red fruits (fresh or frozen)
3 figs,
2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds,
water enough to let your blender mix smoothly, and not more so that the smoothie stays thick.

Bananas, pumpkin seeds, crunchy muesli, cacao nibs, berries and whatever you fancy.