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!
And the visual isn’t where the appeal stops. This smoothie packs a powerful antioxidant 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.
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 and I happen to be giving one away right 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.
Well, it has been 4 days of continuous blogging. And I have to admit, this is challenging (especially while looking after a 3-months-old on nursing strike). Hence, more pictures and less text today.
Although 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 😉
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (I used blueberries, raspberries + strawberries)
- 1 frozen banana
- 2-3 medjool dates
- 1-2 tablespoons beet puree
- 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.
In case you are looking for the best blender for smoothies, check out this comprehensive guide to learn what to look for to find the best smoothie blender for you. It includes a detailed review of my 6 favorite blenders.
Check out the other Beet Week recipes!