24 Apr, 2010
“Berry-Beet” Live Green Smoothie… Sweet & Earthy!
Beets aren’t just for slicing and borscht. The work wonderfully in many raw smoothies, and pair brilliantly with both berries and fresh greens to make some winning Live Green Smoothie combinations!
Rich in minerals, antioxidants, and the valuable phytonutrients that deep pigmentation gives clue to, this is a beautiful smoothie to give you energy and make you feel deeply nourished.
I’ve left the greens out of these photos, becase we all know what happens when we mix reds and greens (brown!), but don’t leave the greens out when you make this! This is the kind of energy drink you simply can’t buy at any store… it’s like drinking a rich transfusion that instantly revitalizes your blood.
Vampires never had it so good.
Recipe for: “Berry-Beet” Live Green Smoothie… Sweet & Earthy!
- 1 small beet, peeled (small enough to fit easily in 1 cup container with room to spare)
- 2 heaping cups fresh berries (I used a blend of strawberries and blueberries)
- juice squeezed fresh from two oranges
- spring water to 32 oz.
- 1-2 cups ice
Blend until smooth. Pour out into a pretty glass to enjoy.
This one will thicken up a bit if you let it sit, due to the pectin in the berries. Stores nicely overnight, too!