BB (Berries and Beets) Purple Smoothie

BB (Berries and Beets) Purple Smoothie

I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate more vegetables (AKA “undesirables,” to some people) into meals. It’s even easier to do with kids if you can leverage the fun colors. A purple smoothie? Yes, please.(AKA “undesirables,” to some people) into meals. It’s even easier to do with kids if you can leverage the fun colors. A purple smoothie? Yes, please.

I was just thinking the other week about different ways to use the vacuum-packed beets in my pantry. When I received a Snapchat from my Aunt Michelle this morning showing her adding the gorgeous red root veggie to a smoothie, I knew exactly what I was having for breakfast.

Here’s the beet-filled purple smoothie I whipped up this morning.

The berries and banana in this smoothie really add some nice sweetness, and balance out the earthy flavors of the spinach and the beets — I promise. But if you’re nervous, feel free to use just one beet to start.

(Bonus: It’s a non-dairy smoothie recipe. But if you’re a fan of cow’s milk, just substitute.)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Beets, Cooked and Peeled
  • 2 Cups Baby Spinach (because I add spinach to just about every smoothie)
  • 1.5 Cups Rice Milk
  • 2 Cups Mixed Berries (I happened to have blackberries and raspberries on hand)
  • 1 Banana
  • 6-8 Ice Cubes

DIRECTIONS:

  • Blend spinach, rice milk, and beets until liquefied. (I always mix the harder to blend items with the liquid first, to minimize any chunkiness in texture)
  • Add berries and banana, blend thoroughly.
  • Add ice, blend again – then pour and enjoy!

This definitely makes one BIG purple smoothie, but it’s all good stuff, so don’t feel bad about not sharing. 

Have you added beets to a smoothie? What do you like to mix it with? And please feel free to spam me with other creative ways to sneak veggies into your breakfast, or any other meal. 🙂 

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