Beet and Carrot Smoothie (aka Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie)
Makes 2 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each)
I made this smoothie this morning for breakfast as part of the food detox that I am doing this week. I felt like it really gave me an energy boost and got the day started off on the right foot. To save time this morning, I steamed the beets and carrots last night and kept them in a container in the fridge.
1 small red beet (equivalent to 1/2 cup), peeled and coarsely chopped
1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, coarsely chopped
1 ripe pear, such as red Bartlett or red D’Anjou, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 cups water
Step One: Steam beets and carrots until tender, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
Step Two: Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Source: Whole Living, “25 Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipes.” View the recipe on WholeLiving.com.