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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9 Responses to “Rhubarb Raspberry Jam”

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    Erin — August 10, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Yum! I think that sounds like a great combo.

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    nutmegnanny — August 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Yum! I love rhubarb but not sure I have had it in jam form. I bet this is beyond delicious! Although to be honest my favorite way to enjoy rhubarb is raw with just a little bit of a salt…yum!

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    biz319 — August 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Have you ever tried making sugar free jelly or jam before?

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    Jen — August 10, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I have not made sugar free jam. This is only the second jam I’ve ever made!

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    stephchows — August 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Beautiful!!! I love that you sent two kinds 🙂 For me it was a total excuse to make all different kinds! I’m sure they will love it!

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    Katie — August 10, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Now THAT is an awesome looking jam!!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — August 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I love that gorgeous color! I bet it tastes amazing too. Beautiful!

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    Margaret Hammond — September 1, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I make raspberry-rhubarb jam every year, it is my absolute favorite jam!! Looking over your recipe I do not find any pectin in it. Just wondered if this was error, I am always looking for new recipes to try. the cardamon is something I have never used in my jams so I thought I would give it a try. Thanks

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

      Nope, no pectin in this recipe. The raspberries have enough naturally.

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