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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10 Responses to “Roasted Beets, Turnips, and Carrots”

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    SHERRY MURPHY — February 7, 2013 at 5:40 am

    fig vinegar? i am assuming this is the balsamic vinegar?

    • beantownbaker — February 7th, 2013 @ 6:34 am

      I fixed the recipe to be consistent. Any dark flavored vinegar that you enjoy would be perfect in this recipe.

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    Hani@haniela's — February 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    This dish sounds delicious, I love roasting veggies.

    • beantownbaker — February 8th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      Me too. In fact it’s pretty much the only way I prepare veggies…

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    Liz @ EatingPlaces — February 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I love roasted veggies, especially beets! Looks beautiful.

    • beantownbaker — February 11th, 2013 @ 11:21 am

      Beets are one of my favorites too. Can you believe I had never had one until a couple years ago?!?

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    Mike — October 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I used 4 tbs butter and 4 tbs olive oil.
    Tossed vegatables, oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, 2 tsp or so dry sage and 2 tsp or so dry rosemary in large bowl and then spread on two baking sheets.
    Roasted for 30 minutes and then rotated cooking sheets in oven and roasted for another 30 minutes. No stirring required

    Added 4 smoked Polish sausages cut into 1″ pieces for last 30 minutes.

    Next time I will line cooking sheets with foil to make cleanup simpler.

    A real keeper!!

    • beantownbaker — October 28th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

      What a great addition with the sausages!!

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    Zanne — March 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I had a beet that was wasting away in the fridge and a lonely turnip too. So I added them and 2 large carrots, all peeled and chunked, into a baking dish. Topped with 2 Tbsp sliced butter, coated with 2 tsp dried sage, half tsp rosemary, salt & pepper. After 1 hour in the oven, stirred, splashed with apple cider vinegar, and served. Very satisfying, and a nice accompaniment to roast chicken. Thanks for sharing!

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