I usually don’t share smoothie recipes because smoothie is a very creative and simple food and what goes in my blender mostly depends on what I have waiting in my fridge or fruit bowl. I don’t remember a bad smoothie, so as long as your ingredients are fresh, I would say go for what you have. But since I have been adding raw beetroot to my smoothies for a few months now, and before I did it for the first time I did not even think about it, I figured it might be worth sharing.
Raw beetroot in smoothies is fantastic! Like truly amazing. Especially with red berries in a supporting role.
At least with my nutribullet, the smoothie is worth its name – smooth and velvety, so no reason to worry that raw beetroot will be grainy – it is not.
Another thing I added to the smoothie is raw cacao – this matches so well with raspberries and beetroot. It will not be strongly chocolaty, but just a hint in the background to deepen the flavor. I also added vegan protein powder, but this is entirely optional. What weird ingredients do you like to add to smoothies?
Beetroot Raspberry Smoothie
Cooking time: 5 min
1 small beetroot
3 ½ oz frozen raspberries
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp raw cacao
(1 tbsp vegan protein powder)
½ cup cashew milk
Toppings if you wish to serve it in a bowl
Wash your beetroot thoroughly and cut to cubes. I usually don’t even bother peeling the beetroot, because many vitamins are directly under the peel, it does not influence the flavor, and I hate food waste, so triple win in my book. Quadruple win even, because not peeling the beetroot saves time too ;)
Throw all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
If you wish to serve it in a bowl, then top with coconut flakes, granola, or extra berries. In case you prefer to drink your smoothie, I recommend adding some extra milk or water.
By Kadri Raig
Kadri is a food blogger and yoga teacher from Estonia. She does love to spend time in the kitchen, but most of her recipes are simple and don’t take more than 20 minutes of active cooking time. She thinks that everybody can find time to cook healthy food at home, it is just a question of planning. "I work in an office full time, teach yoga 7-8 hours a week and write a blog. So if I manage to cook most of my meals, then so do you!" Connect with Kadri and enjoy many more of her delicious healthy recipes on her website here: www.kahvliga.ee
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