A friend from work has gotten me completely hooked on smoothies/juices with veggies. And not just the standard spinach or kale. I mean beets!! Beets beets beets! Anytime I can go to a restaurant where freshly squeezed juice with carrot or beets is available, I am going to order it. What better way to get veggies in your diet than to drink them in something that tastes sweet? It’s genius!
As of right now I am not the proud owner of a juicer. At least not yet. So no homemade carrot juice for me. But luckily I can use a food processor to incorporate beets into a yummy smoothie.
I know it sounds kind of weird. And I’m not going to lie…the beets were not 100% masked by berries and citrus. But only a hint of beet flavor actually came through so don’t be scared to try. But be warned…if you completely detest beets then this might not be the smoothie for you. I loved this smoothie and the vibrant color made this the most beautiful smoothie we’ve made to date.
Beet and Blood Orange Smoothie
- 1 cooked beet
- 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries
- juice of 1 blood orange
- 2 tbsp honey
- Use a food processor to combine all ingredients until smooth. Taste to make sure it’s the right consistency and level of sweetness. Serve cold, topped with a blood orange slice.