This smoothie is made with raw beets, fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries, a frozen banana, and almond milk (or plant-milk of choice). I also threw in a tablespoon of hemp seeds to add a small kick of protein and creaminess, but you can omit them without affecting the overall flavor. If you don't have a high-powered blender, I recommend grating the beet before blending because it takes a bit of power to cut through it. If you're looking to start adding vegetables into your smoothies but aren't ready to dive head first into green smoothie territory (hellooo, kale), then this is a great one to try. It's heavy on the fruit so the flavor of the beet gets quietly nestled in between the sweetness of the berries and banana.
Servings: 4cups (1 to 2 people)
1cupplant milk of choice or water*
1small beet, washed, peeled, and cut into sixths**
1cupfresh or frozen strawberries
1cupfresh or frozen blueberries
Optional add-in: 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. This one can be a bit tricky to get moving in your blender, especially if you're using all frozen fruit. If you have a "pulse mode" on your blender, I recommend using that to get it started. Then, blend consistently until smooth.
*I use almond milk **If you don't have a high-powered blender, I recommend grating the beet before blending.