Minty Beet Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free, paleo)

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People seem to like their green smoothies, amirite? You feel all virtuous, sipping on something full of chlorophyll, pretty much like you’re eating a salad for breakfast…except better, because it’s basically a juice, and people go on juice cleanses all the time, so they must be good for you. 

And while I am all about a good green smoothie several times a week (though mine usually have some protein in the form of peanut butter and are fortified with chia seeds and a banana), sometimes, a girl needs a change. Change in the form of…a pink smoothie.

 

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That’s right. A smoothie with beets in it. I know beets are not exactly beloved by everyone in the whole world, but I think that when they are combined with the sweetness of a banana and a few strawberries and enhanced by the herby freshness of mint, any one should be at least willing to try them.

And look how pretty it is! Bright, deep pink. This will definitely make you smile, even if you’re drinking it at your desk…as I so often am. Enjoy!

 

Minty Pink Smoothie
 
Author: Kate Wutz
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 small to medium-sized beet, diced into pretty small pieces
  • 4 strawberries, hulled
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 sprig mint (more if desired)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a bender and blend on highest setting until completely smooth. Add more mint or almond milk if desired. Easy-peasy!
Calories: 187 Fat: 3g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 39g Sugar: 22g Sodium: 67mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg
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