Saturday, February 12, 2011

Beet, carrot and blueberry smoothie

Beet , carrot and blueberry smoothie
Yield: 1 smoothie

This beet smoothie contains roughage, i.e., blueberry seeds, so the word 'smoothie' is a misnomer. However, I don't know what else to call it ;-) If the water is omitted, it may be thick -- depending upon how juicy the vegetables and berries are;  that is, it may be like a pudding and, therefore, would need to be eaten by spoon. The fresh mint garnish bursts in the mouth against the concentrated flavour of the beet-carrot-blueberry mixture.


Beet, carrot and blueberries

Ingredients: (all quantities are approximate)

1 small beet, washed, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, washed, peeled and chopped
1 handful, or more, fresh blueberries, washed
1teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup water
Garnish: fresh mint (optional)




Preparation:

1. Place chopped vegetables and the blueberries into a blender together with oil and water. 



Beet, carrot and blueberries in blender flask

2. Blend on 'High' until mixture is pureed.

3. Pour into a cold glass tumbler, .garnish with fresh mint, and insert drinking straw.

Beet, carrot and blueberry smoothie
                                                           




6 comments:

2chickipoos said...

I'll have to give this one a try! It looks delicius & my mouth is watering at botht eh photos & while reading the recipe.

June said...

2chickipoos: It really is a zinger. The flavour is intense, exploding in your mouth and making your taste buds do the tango. You really want more than one.

Barry said...

Sounds delicious and very nutritional aussi.

Happy Valentine's Day!

June said...

Barry, it is delicious. I promise.

And I wish you a happy St. Valentine's Day in return.

Laurel said...

Never in a million years would I thought of putting blueberries and beets together, but it actually looks really good.

jara said...

Laurel, Hello. Yes, it does look good. Tastes even better than it looks. And, of course, you get a whack of wholesome phytochemicals.