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Strawberry Banana Beet Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Beet Smoothie

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I love finding hidden treasures within my normal routine... like the Strawberry & Beet juice I stumbled upon Trader Joe's, while shopping for my usual beverages (Honeycrisp Apple Cider, Jalapeño Limeade & Bloody Mary Mix). It's sweeter than plain beet juice, but still has a fantastic earthiness (that's right... I love that dirty vegetable flavor!) I  turned it into a pretty prosecco cocktail last week,  but my new obsession is blending it into a smoothie.  NO ONE can taste the beets once it's paired with bananas & berries (not my 4 picky boys, OR my equally discerning husband). The addition of spinach, flaxseed and oat milk only makes it healthier... but it still tastes like dessert to me! 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup Strawberry Beet juice (substitute with 1/2 cup plain beet juice & 1/2 cup tart cherry or apple juice if you don't shop at Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk (or any milk) 
  • 1-2 Tablespoons flaxseeds

Directions: 

Add all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. (Adjust the measurements as you like.) Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.  

 

Serves 3-4. 

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