Banana Avocado Beet Smoothie

Do you ever get stuck with a certain ingredient and always wonder what to do with it?  So here is how this smoothie came to be. I have, for the longest time, eyed beet recipes online  and have always wondered how they taste. I was at Nakasero Market a few weeks ago and saw a lot of beets so out of curiosity I decide to buy  4 for 3000 shillings. I was excited to come home and taste this magical fruit (is it a fruit?). Once I sliced it, and had the first taste. I had mixed feelings. The bright color was just so beautiful but the earthy taste needed a little getting used to. I blended the first one and made a vegetable juice.  Lets just say that it took a lot of will power to get that juice down. About a week later I realised the beets are still in the fridge. I was trying to think of a way to make them more- you know- palatable.  So while making a blended juice of bananas, pawpaw, avocado and watermelon(??) I decided on impulse to throw in some thinly sliced beets.  It was the best decision ever. And until I discover another great way to prepare beets, this beet smoothie will be my best friend. The next time you find yourself with beets, try this smoothie. It is refreshing and what not a better way than to drink your fruits and vegetables!

What you will need:

1 Large ripe banana

½ Avocado

1-2 C. Pawpaw (papaya)

1 C. Watermelon

½ Beetroot

Sugar

Cold water

 

Method.

  1. Wash and peel all fruits.
  2. Dice the fruits and place in  freezer overnight.
  3. In a blender, combine all fruits sugar and some water and blend till smooth and soft peaks have formed.
  4. Serve for breakfast or as cold beverage on a hot day.

Do you like beets? How do you eat them? Leave a comment below.

🙂

Sophie

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5 thoughts on “Banana Avocado Beet Smoothie

  1. My favorite way to eat beets is to make a beet and feta cheese salad with mint. I often make it as a side salad when we have barbecues and it is just delicious and healthy too. Will definitely try your recipe above (minus the sugar as we are trying to cut down on sugar at the moment!). Thanks for all your great ideas!

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    1. Lomaswazi I will surely give this salad a try. The smoothie is sweet on its own since all the fruits have natural sugar. Let me know how it turns out when you try it. Thank you for the comment.

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  2. Your beet story is funny! I think most people add beets to their smoothies because it is so healthy for you. I add other frozen fruit and apple juice to balance the earthiness. My favorite beet recipes are Kale and Beet Salad and Pickled Beets which you can keep in your refrigerator for up to a month. 2-3 cooked, peeled, sliced beets, 1/3 cup vinegar, 2/3 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, a few cloves or pinch of allspice if you have them, one slice of onion. Heat all on stove until simmer, turn off and cool. Place in jar with the beets covered in the liquid, place in refrigerator. Eat as a side. Good Luck!

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    1. Tina, thank you for dropping by. I was really struggling with beets until I published this recipe. Thank you for this recipe. I love pickling food so I will surely try it.

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  3. I love beets, I usually bake them whole with skin for about an hour, then let them cool down, peel them, slice them and just drizzle with some good olive oil and salt. They are not earthy at all when you bake them; they become very sweet =). I like them raw also, grated, also with olive oil and I always pair it with grated carrots. I never thought of making a smoothie. I will definitely give it a try.
    I love your blog❤

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