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
1-2 C. Pawpaw (papaya)
1 C. Watermelon
- Wash and peel all fruits.
- Dice the fruits and place in freezer overnight.
- In a blender, combine all fruits sugar and some water and blend till smooth and soft peaks have formed.
- Serve for breakfast or as cold beverage on a hot day.
Do you like beets? How do you eat them? Leave a comment below.