Beet Smoothies

Oh beet smoothies. Making these was a lot of fun. For starters, I told a friend that I was going to make some beet smoothies and she thought I said meat smoothies. She just kind of smiled and said “that sounds interesting”. When she told me what she had heard, I was shocked that she would think I would actually make a meat smoothie. She said she knows I make a lot of weird things, so why not. It was a funny exchange.

Then, when I told Hubby about these smoothies, he was not so excited. Usually, he’s open to any new foods and he’s been really receptive to all the pink food I’ve been feeding him. But the beet smoothie just didn’t sound good to him.

Good thing these beet smoothies are awesome. You can’t taste the beets at all, but you’re still getting all the nutrients of eating raw beets. Hubby drank his smoothie and half of mine. We froze the rest and Hubby drank them for breakfast the next two days.

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Beet Smoothies

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

10 oz milk
10 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup peeled and shredded raw beets
1 fresh mango, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
2 frozen bananas
1 avocado
2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.

Recipe adapted from Virtually Vegan Mama

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5 Responses to “Beet Smoothies”

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    Bree — July 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I love everything about this! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    Tara — September 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    i have a few questions regarding freezing smoothies. I have been told that every day you have a smoothie in the fridge, nutrients are lost. Is this true with freezing as well? Can I expect to have the same exact nutrition in a two day old smoothie as in one prepared five minutes ago? And lastly, how would thaw a smoothie that has been frozen? It seems like putting them in the fridge overnight to thaw would defeat the objective of trying to retain nutrient quality. Any thoughts?

    • beantownbaker — September 26th, 2013 @ 8:45 am

      I’m not sure about what happens to the nutrients when you freeze a smoothie…

      To thaw it out, I just put it in the fridge overnight. I freeze smoothies for convenience.

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    Cyndi — March 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    What is the calorie count per serving

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    tonia — August 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Like it

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