This bright Antioxidant Power Smoothie is a weapon of health. Mixed berries, beet puree and chia seeds provide the nutritional value. A frozen banana and medjool dates give this smoothie natural sweetness.
Today we are already on Day 4 of Beet Week!
This recipe is another showstopper. I mean, just look at this utterly attractive, magenta-colored goddess of a beet smoothie! One of the greatest things about beets is the fantastic color. They're so beautiful, and they really make every dish pop out, which is great if you want to impress friends and family. Just watch out you don't stain yourself!
And the visual isn't where the appeal stops. This smoothie packs a powerful antioxidant punch.
This Smoothie Packs a Healthy and Delicious Punch
There are 3 super foods in this beet smoothie that are providing great nutritional value: berries (especially blueberries), beets and chia seeds.
For natural sweetness, we have a very ripe, frozen banana and medjool dates. Unsweetened almond milk as the liquid ingredient makes this smoothie vegan and paleo-friendly as well.
Make Your Own Beet Puree and Add It To The Smoothie
The beet is in form of beet puree. If you are making the Double Chocolate Beet Muffins (yesterday's recipe), chances are you have some leftover beet puree.
Essentially, you need to boil or roast a beet until very soft (about 1 hour), peel it and puree it. A food processor comes in very handy here.
In the recipe box below, I wrote 1-2 tablespoons as amount for the beet puree. At 1 tablespoon I didn't taste the beet flavor at all. At 2 tablespoons the smoothie has a slight, but not too overwhelming earthy note. If you are daring, you could even add 3.
Thank You So Much For The Support
Well, it has been 4 days of continuous blogging. And I have to admit, this is challenging (especially while looking after a 3-month-old on nursing strike). Hence, more pictures and less text today.
Although I must say, I really enjoy connecting with you guys on a daily basis. Your comments and feedback mean the world to me.
I hope you are coming back for 2 more days of Beet Madness, before we return to our regular programming 😉
Antioxidant Power Smoothie
- 1 cup mixed berries frozen; I used blueberries, raspberries + strawberries
- 1 banana frozen
- 2-3 medjool dates
- 1-2 tablespoons beets cooked & puréed
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Process all ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. This makes a very thick smoothie.
- If you prefer a little texture, stir the chia seeds in by hand. Otherwise blend them as well.
- Sprinkle a few more chia seeds on top and serve right away.
- If you let the smoothie sit for a while, it might thicken up too much from the swelling chia seeds. In that case just stir in a little more liquid.
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