This beetroot and apple smoothie ticks all those healthy boxes we try to hit and very often fail to do so. Having a smoothie for breakfast kind of gets a lot of that healthy living stuff out of the way first thing and you don’t have to keep reminding yourself of those all-important 5 a day for the next 18 hours.
I love smoothies for their ease and simplicity. Got a blender or food processor, got a smoothie!
Beetroot and apple smoothie? I can almost see some of you wincing at the very thought of glugging down beetroot if your usual form of beetroot consumption is in the form of pickled beetroot on the side of your plate.
Fear not dear friends beetroot goes really well with apple and all the other gorgeous goodies that I have in this beetroot and apple smoothie. you’ll hardly notice the beetroot at all and all thoughts of pickles will be banished from your mind after the first sip.
One thing to remember though, if you are buying precooked beetroot and not going through the hassle of cooking your own (why bother) make sure that you buy plain beetroot and not beetroot in vinegar – so not happening in a smoothie!
I’ve added gogi berries, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and sesame seeds and flax seeds for texture, crunch and sheer goodness to my recipe. Other ingredients in this terrific smoothie include carrots, kale, ginger and turmeric that king of the spice trail. Another prize ingredient is coconut oil, can’t forget that one, creamy, adds filling feeling and so good for you too.
Liquid content is a mixture of almond milk (unsweetened please) and you can check out my own homemade almond milk recipe here.
How do you make this marvel of breakfast goodness?
Whazz it up in your food processor or blender, et voila! one beetroot and apple smoothie the berfect start to the day and a pretty pink colour too!
- 1 cooked beetroot peeled and chopped
- 1 carrot peeled and chopped
- 1 apple cored and chopped
- Handful chopped Kale
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp mixed seeds
- ½ tsp fresh grated ginger or ¼ tsp powdered
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp gogi berries
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- ½ cup almond milk
- Whizz everything up in your food processor or blender reserving some of the berries and seeds to sprinkle on top.