One beet smoothie to rule them all!
Aren't you just loving those these warm, sunny summer weekends!? Weekends are a time when I can really unwind; make a nice smoothie, work on my downward dog, and soak up some vit D. Ahhh. Life is good.
There is a lot going on in this smoothie! This recipe is a really great way to get some veggies into your morning routine, if like me you struggle with that. I discovered it at the Live The Smart Way Expo, where they were sampling it at the Sobeys booth. They called it a Beet & Berry Detox Smoothie, but I can't stand the word detox, so I dropped it from the title. This recipe makes 5 smoothies, so think I tried to halve or third it and it turned out just fine. I also think using all coconut or all almond milk would be okay.
Beet & Berry Smoothie
1 cup fresh beet, grated or pureed
1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup mixed red berries
1 frozen banana
1 cup orange juice
1 tbsp maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.