Gimmie a Cool Beet

This is a great Beet Green or Beet Leaf Smoothie Recipe.  It is super quick and easy since you just mix it in the blender.  

In the summer I crave fresh beets.  I don’t know why but I love them and always have.  They have an earthy flavor (probably from the dirt) being a root vegetable and all and they are crunchy, a little sweet and quite filling.  Beets can come in a few different colors, not just a deep red.  I have loved them since I was a kid.  I even remember getting picked on because our teacher would ask us in school “What is your favorite vegetable?”, and while most kids said, carrots I said, “beets”.   The hubby doesn’t like them which is a surprise since he was a kid who ate dirt.  Some kids ate glue or boogers, so I consider myself lucky.  

With Beets, I usually like to grill them.  They take forever though, I will have to find a less time consuming method.  I add a little heat appropriate oil and course salt, grill them and I am a happy girl.  I put them on salads or eat them with a vegetable side and that is my vegetarian meal.  Now what to do with the leaves?  I could learn a new recipe, but I was tired so I decided to save them for later.  The leaves become dehydrated quickly so I ended up juicing them the next morning.  To my delight, they were a nice change from Kale.  Hope you enJoy this super quick and easy recipe for a healthy smoothie.   Below is a link I thought was useful from LiveStrong.  It’s on what to look for and how to wash and prepare Beets.  

To your Health!

 Live-strong

 

 

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Cool Beet Smoothie

( A Beet Leaf Smoothie )

Soy free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 serv. Vega Nutritional Shake  (“free from dairy, gluten and soy, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavours, colors or sweeteners”)
  • 5 large frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice (not from Concentrate)
  • About 5 leaves of beet greens
  • 1/2 Cup Ice

 

 

Directions:  

Put all the ingredients into your blender, in the order given, and blend well.

 

 


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