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
1 to 2
small, or 1/2 medium red beet, scrubbed and shredded or chopped into small pieces
(heaping) frozen strawberries
grated fresh ginger
fresh lemon juice
apple juice, plus more as necessary
Honey, if desired
In This Recipe
Put everything in a blender and blend it until smooth. Add just enough apple juice to make the smoothie the consistency you want.
Taste, and add honey if you want additional sweetness. Pour into glasses and serve.
I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.