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

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