Berry Beet Smoothie
June 8, 2016
This berry beet smoothie is sweet, delicious, and gorgeous. If you think you can’t enjoy beets in a smoothie, this blend will change your mind!
Berry Beet Smoothie
This berry beet smoothie is sweet, delicious, and looks gorgeous. If you think you can't enjoy beets in a smoothie, this blend will change your mind!
- 1 1/2 cups (360ml) unfiltered apple juice
- 1 ripe pear, skin on, cored and chopped
- 1 medium beet, peeled and roughly chopped (1 cup/155g)
- 2 cups (320g) frozen raspberries
- 1 (1/2 square-inch) piece ginger root, plus more to taste
- Pinch of Celtic sea salt (optional, see notes)
- 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see notes)
- Throw all of the ingredients into your KitchenAid Pro Line® Series blender, and process on the smoothie setting, or on high for 40 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Tweak ginger to taste.
*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.