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The Beetalicious Smoothie Challenge - Virtually Vegan Mama

Since The Green Dinosaur Smoothie was so popular, I decided to share another family favorite around here. Here it is…Beetalicious…


I hope I don’t scare some of you off with the addition of raw beets into this one, but I assure you this is fabulous. It’s rich, creamy and what an amazing color it turns out to be! WOW! Oh yeah, if you can believe it, my three year old goes crazy over this one. Here are the health benefits once again to turn you into a beet lover. Beets provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support. Beets help guard the body against heart disease and certain cancers. Beets are a good source of folic acid and potassium. Beets also provide Vitamins A and C, calcium and iron, and add fiber to the diet. Okay though, if you really and truly can’t handle the beets, just omit and throw something else in like raw baby spinach, but maybe you should try it just once. Come on, try it…take The Beetalicious Challenge.  After you try it, come back and post…Let let me know what you think!

The Beetalicious Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients:

5 oz unsweetened almond milk

5 oz fresh squeezed clementine or orange juice

1/2-1 cup peeled and shredded raw beets (start out with 1/2 cup to see how it tastes, you can always add more the next time you make it)

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1/2 cup fresh sliced strawberries

1 banana

1/2 an avocado

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp flax seeds

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.

Enjoy! YUM!

 

21 Responses to The Beetalicious Smoothie Challenge

  1. Wendy says:

    Seems yummy!I'm going to add beets to my green smoothie and see what happens. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan says:

    This sounds fantastic! I'm a smoothie-every-morning type of girl and I can't wait to try this. I was getting tired of kale so this is a great alternative and it's so pretty!

  3. Errin says:

    This sounds so intriguing. I can't wait to try!

  4. Jun says:

    Yesh! Gonna try this soon.

  5. sheila @ Elements says:

    Oh yum!! It sounds wonderful, and it's so such a pretty pink!! I'll bookmark it and try it this spring! :)

  6. wgfoodie says:

    Okay – I have to try this. Not only am I on a beet kick, I'm really on a raw juice kick.

  7. Courtney says:

    I just made this. I forgot to buy pineapples so I made it without them and it's pretty good. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  8. Virtually Vegan Mama says:

    I put fresh pear in this today and it was even yummier!

  9. Nina says:

    This looks wonderful! I just found your blog and so happy I did, it is fantastic and have enjoyed reading it! I , also, was inspired by joel fuhrman. I will definitely give this smoothie a try (with pear!) Cheers, Nina

  10. Virtually Vegan Mama says:

    thanks nina and welcome! I'm loving this smoothie and the fresh pear addition makes it even yummier! enjoy it! =)

  11. Sassy Little Cabbages says:

    I just juiced raw beets for the first time yesterday and loved them! This looks like a great recipe!

  12. Holly says:

    I haven't tried this recipe (yet) but I had to say what a beautiful photo this is. The pictures alone make me want to try every recipe on your site.

  13. gourmetmemoirs says:

    I'm going to have to try this, without the avocado (unfortunately, I have to severely limit this yummy food). I try to incorporate a small amount of beet into every smoothie for digestive health and this looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it!

  14. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul says:

    Wow, this is awesome!

    Today I started a 2 week raw vegan "cleanse", and I'm looking forward to having this for breakfast tomorrow!

    I love your blog Vegan Mama!

  15. Heather says:

    Tried this today and loved it.

    • Jennifer says:

      Awesome Heather :) you should try my new green power smoothies next it’s also super yummy :) I appreciate the comment thank you!

      xoxo

      Jen :)

  16. Becky says:

    I just featured this on my blog, it’ll be up early tomorrow morning. Yum! Thanks for sharing.
    http://rookietorockstar.blogspot.com/

  17. Vegan Radhika Sarohia says:

    This looks amazing!
    I’m going to try it soon, I haven’t tried beets in a smoothie yet.
    Lately I’ve been making green monster smoothies from another vegan blog and I’m surprised how delicious they are (you can’t taste the greens at all underneath the blueberries or pineapple or whatever)

    • Jennifer says:

      Just start out with a small amount of beets and go from there, too much can be overpowering….but I love beets and love this smoothie!

      Jen

  18. [...] This site is so awesome I couldn’t decide which smoothie to pick, so I grabbed 3 for you! Virtually Vegan Mama:  Green Power Smoothie,  Strawberry Rhubarb,  and Beetalicious [...]

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