Week Six: Hot Pink Beet Smoothie

If you love food that bursts with brilliant color (or just happen to be a pink aficionado!), then beets will be a fun food for you to experiment with. I was tickled pink to see the gorgeous color that a little bit of beet added to my standard morning smoothie created.

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This was my first time using beets in the kitchen, and I was surprised at how they turned *everything* they touched hot pink. While it was a slightly messy cooking experiment, I didn’t mind washing all of the gorgeous pink color off of my knife, cutting board, and blender. It’s just such a fun color!

This is a great way to incorporate raw beets into your diet without having to really taste them. This smoothie tastes very similar to my usual smoothie, only with a slightly different texture and a very faint metallic aftertaste from the beets. Highly recommend! 🙂

 

Hot Pink Beet Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 TB creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup beets, peeled and then shredded or finely diced

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend very well until smooth. Makes one quite large smoothie, or two smaller smoothies to share!

 

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How do you like to eat beets? What’s your favorite vibrantly-colored food to cook with?

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