This is a refreshing and unique spin on a strawberry smoothie. It’s healthy, delicious, and easy to make.
Strawberry, Apple, Bell Pepper Smoothie
For those of you scared of the Red Bell Pepper used in this smoothie recipe, please try to have an open mind! This smoothie is definitely one that I’ve been making more often these days. I had a bell pepper sitting in my fridge for a while and needed to use it. I also needed a new smoothie recipe. Soooo, “Why not?” I thought to myself!
The strawberries and apple in this smoothie taste great with bell pepper. The red bell pepper gives a slight zing. I don’t really know how else to explain it. Bell peppers are naturally sweet anyways, with a little peppery kick, so it went really well with the sweetness of the strawberries. It’s not overwhelming. It’s perfect! You will definitely like this smoothie.
Health Benefits of This Smoothie
USDA studies showed that the vitamin K (phylloquinone) content in peppers, including hot varieties, may affect blood coagulation, and may also play a role in protecting against osteoporosis, since patients with reduced bone density show lower levels of this nutrient. One cup of green pepper contains 261 mg of potassium, while red and yellow varieties offer more than 300 mg per cup.
***NOTE: This blog is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner. All information contained in this blog is the opinion of Monique and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.
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Strawberry, Apple, & Bell Pepper Smoothie
A refreshing and unique strawberry smoothie with a hint of apple!
- 1/2 of a red bell pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 gala apple quartered
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 2 cups water filtered if possible
- 1/4 inch lemon slice
- 4 medjool or california dates pitted
Blend everything together until smooth. Add water to adjust the sweetness and consistency, if desired.
I use the entire apple, peel, core, seeds, everything. These things all contain beneficial nutrients so why waste them?!
Lemon peel and pith have many health benefits so I like to blend whole slices of lemons in my smoothies. If your blender is not strong enough to blend lemon with the peel attached to it then I would use the juice of 1 or 2 lemons (taste to see how many you want to use).