Gingery Beet Smoothie

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Author Notes: I have never been terribly into vegetables in smoothies (or that into smoothies, actually), but a friend and co-worker brought a beet smoothie into a meeting the other day, and I was so intrigued I got some instructions from her and then made my own version to try. It's different, but I like it! fiveandspice

Serves 1 to 2

  • 1 small, or 1/2 medium red beet, scrubbed and shredded or chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup (heaping) frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup apple juice, plus more as necessary
  • Honey, if desired
  1. Put everything in a blender and blend it until smooth. Add just enough apple juice to make the smoothie the consistency you want.
  2. Taste, and add honey if you want additional sweetness. Pour into glasses and serve.
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about 1 year ago Laurel Thornburg

Delicious! Refreshing and tart, perfect for summer.

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about 1 year ago Sarah Doering

Just to clarify, the beets are raw?

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about 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

I made it with raw beets and liked it, but it was quite beet-y. You could definitely use cooked beet instead, especially if you're not sure your blender can handle raw beets.