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Author Notes: as much as i love juicing fruits and vegetables, i also want the fiber. so a few years ago i sold my fancy juicer and bought a vitamix. my latest favorite concoction includes raw beets. gorgeous in color, and delightfully earthy. coconut water for electrolytes and cashews to help you absorb fat-soluble nutrients. it's a smoothie suitable for any meal of the day!
note: i have not tried making a veggie/fruit smoothie in a 'regular' blender. my vitamix does a powerful job of creating a smooth and enjoyable texture and consistency that may be lacking from vegetable smoothies made in 'regular' blenders. —aubrey | drum beets
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 small or medium beet
- 1 small apple
- 1/2 banana
- 2 cups small carrots
- 2 small celery stalks
- 1 cup raw spinach
- 1 ounce raw cashews, soaked overnight & drained
- soaking the cashews overnight isn't necessary, but it will create a very smooth consistency in your smoothie.
- blend all ingredients together until smooth and juicy. chill to desired temperature.