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Rainbow of Smoothies and Juice: Submit Your Recipe!

May 30, 2013

Eating colors is good for your health – the phytonutrients that give fruits and vegetables their unique vibrant hues are the same chemicals that prevent disease and help your body function properly.

Carrots are orange because of beta-carotene, a carotenoid that helps prevent cancer; blueberries owe their hue to antioxidants that fight cellular damage; tomatoes are red because of lycopene, a carotene that improves organ function. You can ensure that your diet is healthy simply by making your plate as colorful as possible with fresh produce.

A great way to increase your colorful intake is through a daily juice or smoothie – blended drinks allow you to consume a large quantity of fruits and veggies at once and pack a huge nutritional punch. Have a favorite colorful smoothie or juice recipe? We’d love to see it!