Beets are one of those veggies that I really wish I liked more. They’re loaded with fiber and nutrients that are good for just about every system in your body, and they’re supposed to be particularly great for clearing toxins out of your liver. The only problem is that they taste like…well, beets.
So I started tinkering with ways to sneak beets into a smoothie. That way, I could still get all those great health benefits, but the fruit flavors would camouflage the beet taste.
After a bit of trial and error, I think I’ve found a combo that does the trick. Along with cooked beets, it has vitamin-C-rich orange juice and blueberries, which are a nutrient powerhouse in their own right. The resulting mixture has a bright, cheerful red color…but it tastes nothing like beets. Score!
So next time you feel like your body could do with a bit of cleansing, try this Berry Beat Smoothie. You can almost feel yourself getting healthier with every sip.
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BERRY BEET SMOOTHIE
(Printable recipe at bottom of post)
1 cup cooked beets, cooled and diced
1.5 cups of orange juice
1/2 cup of blueberries
handful of ice
1 Tablespoon of honey (if you would like to sweeten a tad)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D
- 1 cup cooked beets, cooled and diced
- 1.5 cups of orange juice
- ½ cup of blueberries
- handful of ice
- 1 Tablespoon of honey (if you would like to sweeten a tad)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.