It seems only fitting that the recipe I post this week is a beet berry smoothie. As I mentioned on Instagram, A and I have been on a veggie and fruit cleanse since Monday and we are rockin’ this cleanse thing. Lies. We are definitely doing it but begrudgingly and while dreaming about cakes and steaks and ice cream every waking hour. We are allowing ourselves a bit of yogurt and nuts and olive oil but for the most part, we are subsisting off of kale, spinach, roasted veggies and all fruits. And I am going bananas. Not only have I consumed the most bananas during the past few days that I have ever had at one time in my life but I feel hungry all the time. I have a newfound respect for those who can maintain an all veggie and fruit diet. I’ve discovered that that person is not me but temporarily, it’s helping both of us get back on track to healthier eating. And honestly, I just may incorporate this day of healthy eating into my normal routine – maybe a few times a week. Heaven knows my life could use less sugar. But I digress. This smoothie is pretty amazing. I can’t believe I haven’t incorporated beets into my life before. They are GOOD! They add just a hint of sweetness and flavor to this beet berry smoothie while the broccoli, kale and spinach add a rich amount of vitamins. Completely wholesome and perfect for breakfast.
Beet and berry smoothie with kale, broccoli and spinach
- 1 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/4 c carrot juice
- 1/4 c canned beets
- 5 blackberries
- 8 medium strawberries
- 2/3 c frozen blueberries
- 1/2 c broccoli
- handful each of kale and spinach
- 1/2 c ice
- Combine all ingredients except for ice together in a blender.
- Blend on high until fully pureed.
- Add ice and blend until ice is smooth and chunks are gone.
- Serve immediately.