Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beet veggie smoothie

This beet smoothie is a  delicious way to get your daily portion of vegetables. It is like a savoury vegetable salad with just a little punch from the fresh ginger. In addition, the olive oil is great for the health of your nervous system.

Beet veggie smoothie

                                                    Yield: 2 smoothies
Ingredients:

1 beet, approximately 5 c. (2 in.) in diameter
6 beet leaves, including stalks
1 sweet red bell papper
1 tomato
1 carrot
½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 - 2 celery stalks 
6 - 8 stems of cilantro
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup cold water
salt and pepper to taste
Beet, beet leaves, sweet red bell pepper, tomato, ginger
celery, cilantro and carrot

Preparation:

1. Wash the vegetables. Peel the beet. Chop it into chunks. Place into a blender together with ¼ cup water. Pulse on 'High'.

2. Add chopped tomato, bell pepper and carrot to blender. Blend until pureed.

3. Add the remaining ingredients. Blend to a fine pureed. Adjust seasonings.

2 comments:

Barry said...

Wow! A wonderful series of healthy beverage recipes. Great work and excellent photography. I am humbled.

jara said...

Barry, I am grateful for your continued interaction. You may have noticed that I am changing my 'business model'. There'll still be posts to beetsuite but not with the old regularity.