Berry Beet Kale Smoothie


January 20, 2012

This fantastic berry beet kale smoothie comes from Ricki Heller. I love her blog and books. If you don’t know about her, get acquainted. Her recipes rock!

Ricki is a whole foods chef, educator, and author of Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free, Living Candida-Free, and Sweet Freedom.

If you’re looking for spectacular gluten-free and vegan baked goods, and candida-friendly low-sugar recipes, Ricki is the master.

This beet berry smoothie is one of my favorite smoothies on her website. She says, “beets help tone the liver, and are full of antioxidants, soluble fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin C and tons of other essential nutrients. Other magic powerhouse ingredients include kale, which contains chlorophyll, a potent detoxifier, and cucumber, which is highly alkalizing”.

For those of you who think you can’t enjoy beets in a smoothie, this berry beet kale smoothie may change your mind. It’s delicious.

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*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Berry Beet Kale Smoothie

This vegan berry beet kale smoothie is the perfect combination of sweet decadence and healthy ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240ml) unsweetened rice milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 medium purple beet, peeled and steamed
  • 1 cup (25g) purple kale leaves
  • 1/2 medium English cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
  • 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup (160g) mixed frozen berries

optional boosters:

  • 1 tablespoon açaí powder
  • 2 teaspoons maqui powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (see notes)
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak the stevia and ginger (if using) to taste. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Ricki Heller
Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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