Berry Beet Smoothie
Berry Beet Smoothie. Sweet, creamy, and packed with fibre, protein, and antioxidants! This healthy breakfast smoothie is perfect way to start your day. Delicious, fruity, and the beets aren't too strong.
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
1 cup mixed frozen blueberries or mixed berries
1 small beet — peeled and diced (about 8 ounces)
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt — use non-dairy yogurt to make vegan
Optional sweetener: 1-2 teaspoons honey — plus additional to taste (use agave to make vegan)
Optional mix-ins: chia seeds — hempseed, and/or ground flaxseed. I also like to add 2 tablespoons oatmeal to make the smoothie even more filling.
Place the almond milk, blueberries, beet, pineapple, and Greek yogurt in a high speed blender such as a Vitamix (if you do not have a high speed blender, I’d suggest microwaving, roasting, or lightly steaming the beets before using so that they are softer and puree more smoothly). Blend until smooth. Taste and if you desire a sweeter smoothie, add a little honey or date and blend again. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
While I wouldn't describe this smoothie as being too "beet-y," you can detect the flavour of the beets. If this is a concern, you can try reducing the amount of the beets and increasing the amount of berries. I like using either all blueberries or a mix of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Adding 2 tablespoons oatmeal also mellows the beet flavour.