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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pretty in Pink Smoothie

Greetings from Puerto Rico! 
I've been traveling around the Caribbean for the past week or so, but it wasn't until today that I was finally able to access the internet without spending an arm and a leg... So I decided it was about time to post a new recipe.

Sampling all the native Caribbean cuisine these past few days has been really fun. 
But I sure do miss my simple, homemade eats like this fruity beet smoothie.

Beets are my latest obsession. If anything truly showcases nature's beauty, it's these little gems.

I have been adding them to just about everything. Sweet, salty, or sour... everything can use a little bit of beet.

Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to eat beets for the following reasons:
  • They create a magnificent color- no more weird stares for walking around with a green smoothie. These guys cover the green hue right up
  • They add a large dose of nutrition (especially folate- great for cell production)
  • You can add the whole beet (greens included) yet the taste remains perfectly sweet 

I've been making beet smoothies for a while now, but I hadn't gotten the combination just right yet.
They always tasted great, but the color never really met my standards.

Finally, the other day, I created a smoothie that was vibrant enough to share!
This particular combo turned out beautifully.

It is so velvety and smooth. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
  • 1 cup frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 large beet (including greens)
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

  • Add all ingredients (except berries) to blender
  • Blend on high speed, adding filtered water as needed
  • Pour and top with blueberries

Shared with Raw Foods Thursdays


  1. Oh YES! That sounds so good. (Both the smoothie AND the vacation!) I just posted a beet smoothie recipe last week. Love the pineapple and kale in yours! Come share at Raw Foods Thursdays. It's hosted at Sift, Stir & Savor this week.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    1. The vacation was awesome! I'm glad to be back home though.
      Your version of the smoothie sounds amazing as well- I just checked it out.
      I'll definitely have to try adding some almond butter next time (: