Cherry + Beet Smoothie


I posted a pic the other day on Facebook of my new favorite (ok, second favorite) smoothie recipe and a ton of you have asked for it – because I hadn’t really measured things out, I typed out what I *thought* it would be a few times and then I decided I would pay attention to what I was putting in the blender so I could share the correct amounts with you!

I’ve been seeing a naturopathic doctor to help me rebalance myself after having a bunch o’babies and to effectively take off (and KEEP off) baby weight – she mentioned how much she loved beets in her smoothies and then rattled off a few other ingredients she puts in there as well. We didn’t talk about measurements, so this probably varies from what she does but I’ve been really enjoying it as an alternative to my ALL TIME favorite smoothie (the Glowing Green Smoothie).

A few things to note – beets have a very earthy flavor and while I don’t find it overpowering or unpleasant, it is noticeable.  Because I use raw beet, it is a little fibrous but again, I don’t mind it. And if you don’t have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, you’ll probably want to roast your beets first to make it easier.

And as with any smoothie recipe, you may need to tweak it to make it your own.

Anyway, here it is! Enjoy!

Beet Cherry Smoothie

– 1 c. almond milk
– 1/2 c. filtered water
– 1 beet, peeled and chopped (you can start with half if you aren’t sure how you’ll like the flavor)
– beet greens/stems from one beet (or, you can throw in a handful of other greens)
– 1 c. frozen cherries, whole
– 3/4 c. blueberries
– 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
– 1/2 tsp powdered turmeric
– splash of Organic Pure Pineapple Juice (optional)
– 1 Tblsp Garden of Life Organic Chia Seed (optional)
– 1 scoop unflavored Pure Pea Protein Powder (optional)

Blend until smooth!

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