A Beet Orange Smoothie is a bright and pleasant way to start the day! It’s worth waking up for. Orange adds brightness and a little honey (or your favorite sweetener) enhances the beets natural sweetness.
Beet Orange Smoothie
A friend of mine kept insisting beets had a lot of good-for-me things and I should try them so this is what I came up with. And I’ve been drinking one every morning for three weeks straight. (Tip: Slice beets julienne style and freeze them in plastic bags to always have them ready for a smoothie.)
Beets aren’t the most delicious food and I’m not a huge fan of their flavor. The color is gorgeous but the phrase “we eat with our eyes” only goes so far, am I right?
This Beet Orange Smoothie is worth sharing with you because it tastes good and sometimes beets aren’t pleasant. It helps me eat my beets without making a face like a five year old eating steamed broccoli. Sometimes beets are pleasant to eat but they can also be yucky. Roasted beets are pretty good too.
Are you a big smoothie drinker?
As for a more adventurous recipe, take a look at this sweet and sour sauce I made from fruit juices or this peanut sauce from peanut butter cups. They’re much older posts (no making fun!) but it’s totally why I love food blogging.
I never get tired of smoothies and you’d think I wouldn’t need inspiration for blending fruits and vegetables but I’m always looking around for different ways to blend up something worth drinking first thing in the morning. Or for lunch. Maybe even dessert. There are endless options with dried berries, fresh berries, seasonal fruits and seeds. Protein powders, vitamin supplements and even those cacao nibs are good additions with plenty of options to keep us from tiring of blended beverages. Tell me your favorite thing you’ve ever added to a smoothie. 🙂
- 4 slices of 1 large beet or half of 1 small beet, sliced
- zest of the small orange you're about to peel
- 1 small peeled orange
- ⅓ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 small banana
- ½ cup milk (I use non dairy)
- ½ cup water
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 2 tsp. chia seeds
- handful of ice
- *if your protein powder isn't sweet add honey or your favorite sweetener
- Add all the ingredients to a blender pitcher or blender cup.
- When I make this smoothie I end up with almost 20 ounces.
I end up with just less than 20 oz. but the amount for you will vary because this recipe is not based on weight but estimated size of the beet, orange and banana. Just think of this as a guide and enjoy!