I know I shouldn’t say I don’t like a certain food without giving it 7 chances, but beets are not my favorite. They are so hip and mainstream that eating beets isn’t even an adventurous feat but for some reason, I can’t wrap my brain around it.
If you feel the same way and find yourself stuck with a beet or two, I’ve got the perfect solution for you!
This beet smoothie is so packed with delicious fruits that I never even noticed the beets! Well, except for the fantastically bright color that the smoothie took on.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Hiding my beets in a smoothie is not the same as developing an affinity for them. I hear you. I’m calling this baby steps in the right direction. One of these days I just know that my mom will offer me beets at dinner and I’ll say yes. Maybe. In the meantime, I’ll keep blending my beets with a few of my favorite smoothie ingredients: strawberries and bananas! And apples. In fact, I called this smoothie a beet apple smoothie because apple is the dominant flavor once all is said and blended.
Do you opt for energizing smoothies for breakfast? What are your go-to smoothie ingredients?
- ½ Beet, raw and peeled
- 1 Apple, skin on but cut off the core (I went with golden delicious)
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup frozen strawberries
- 1 Teaspoon agave
- 1 Cup water
Recipe (Adapted from a recipe from The Best of This Life)
- Combine all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth
- Enjoy immediately, refrigerate leftovers