Saturday, April 16, 2011

Beet, blood orange and raspberry smoothie

This raw beet root smoothie fairly floods your mouth with fabulous taste sensations for there's more goodness in it than the title can say. Strawberries and sweet red bell pepper are added for a whopping supply of whole vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients plus your friend and mine: fibre.

Beet, blood orange, raspberries, sweet red bell pepper, and strawberries

Ingredients:

1 beet, approximately 5 c. (2 in.) in diameter, washed, peeled, chopped
½ cup fresh strawberries, washed, halved, greens removed
½ cup raspberries, washed
1 blood orange, peeled, chopped
¼ fresh, sweet red bell pepper, washed, chopped
¼ cup water

Chopped beet, blood orange, raspberries,
sweet red bell pepper, and strawberries
in blender

Preparation:

1. Wash the fruit and vegetables. 

2. Peel the beet. Roughly chop into chunks. Place into a blender with water. Pulse on 'High'.

2. Add remaining ingredients when peeled, or otherwise treated as indicated in the ingredients list.

3. Blend to a fine puree. (Most raspberry and strawberry seeds will remain intact.)

Beet, blood orange and raspberry smoothie

2 comments:

Barry said...

You could publish a book of all these fabulous and incredibly healthy beverages. As always, the photography is superb. Kudos to you!

jara said...

Barry, maybe I will get round to building a recipe book one day. That's a good idea. I wonder how many people would be interested in owning one. How many would it take to make it worth the effort? A question that will likely never be answered.