what’s in it?
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 a large beet or 1small/medium beet [make with the leftovers from this]
1 ripe banana [fresh or frozen]
1/4-1/2 cup of plain coconut milk
a handful or so of kale leaves
a splash of orange juice for sweetness
optional add-ins & swaps
green apple, or orange sections for added fruit
orange juice instead of coconut milk
spinach instead of kale
flax or chia seeds for an extra kick of fiber
ice, if you’re using all fresh ingredients
So cook up some beets for a salad or side dish and then set a few slices aside for this smoothie! To make this bad boy, toss everything in the blender and let it do the work for you. Adjust the liquids and even add ice if needed, it’ll just depend on your ratio of frozen ingredients to fresh. I always start with the recipe above and then just tweak as needed! I don’t typically sweeten my smoothies but feel free to sweeten with extra fruit, juice, or agave syrup if desired.
so… how was it?
Whatever ingredients you choose to add to your smoothies are sure to make a delicious drink. Surprise yourself by sneaking in a veggie or two and always remember to stick to whole foods, steer clear of sugar-bombs, and hurry up because it’s getting chilly outside! =)