I share a love-hate relationship with smoothies. Partly because not all combos work for me, and I have to experiment a lot to get it to taste the way I want it. But when it does, oh boy is it worth it? Totally! The only thing is I’m not so much into experimenting with smoothies cause I cannot finish it, and I hate wasting food. When it comes to baked goods, I tend to play safe most of the times and also usually whatever I make doesn’t turn out absolutely inedible (Touchwood).
Anyway, speaking of this smoothie. Beetroots are my absolute favourite, I know, most people I’ve met absolutely despise them but I think they are one of my favourite things. I usually intake beetroots in the form of savoury dishes, my Grandmother makes this absolutely divine curry which I hope someday I can replicate and share with you guys. So yes, since I always loved beetroot and I love the colour it brings to anything you put it in, I decided to use them in this smoothie. If you don’t like beets then you may leave it out and/or add half grated carrot or any other fruit of choice. Smoothies never have strict rules. You can use this as a base recipe and play with your own combos.
Let’s get smoothie making!
1 small steamed and chopped/grated beetroot
1 grapefruit (segments + remaining juice)
100 g frozen/fresh berries of choice (I used frozen blackberries)
1 small frozen banana
1-2 tbsp sweetener of choice (optional)
Water to loosen the consistency (optional)
Toppings of choice- I used unsweetened dessicated coconut and hemp hearts
- Prepare your grapefruit, ‘supreme’ it – remove the segments and their skins, add them to your bender and squeeze out the remaining juice too from the leftover grapefruit.
- Add all the other ingredients except the sweetener and blend. Use a powerful blender that can smoothly blend all the ingredients or else your smoothie will be a little chunky.
- Once blended, taste your smoothie and add sweetener if needed and some water if you want a thinner consistency.
- Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!
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Hope you guys are doing well.
Talk to you soon,