Berry Beet Smoothie

I visited my sister last week in Utah and we always made smoothies to start our breakfast. Inspired by her brand new Vitamix, she got pretty creative and put things like beets, ginger and lemon in her smoothies. I’ve always just stuck with pure fruit smoothies, but now I’m putting beets in my berry smoothies!

IMG_4329

The beets give the smoothie a subtle earthy taste and the lemon adds a lovely tang. I added figs for some sweetness and texture. YUM!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 of a banana
1/4 of a lemon (skin and pith removed)
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 dried figs
1/2 of a small beet, uncooked
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
3/4 cup water

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth!

IMG_4323

In go the berries, nanner and lemon!

IMG_4325

Mmmm look at that beautiful berry-beet-y color.

 

IMG_4331

Top with some sliced nanners and a little ground flax seed!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s