How do you get a fruit, vegetable and plenty of protein in your kid (or yourself for that matter) all by 8am? This Blood Orange Strawberry Beet Smoothie is one MAJOR way! It's not only gorgeous to look at, but irresistible to sip after sip after sip!
I just handed over the Smoothie Project sheet to my kids (or use it for my own inspiration when I'm exhausted and need a few ideas) and come up with just this type of power meal. These are the types of foods that get your bodies engine running and sustain you for hours without feeling weighed down.
One of the biggest questions I get is "do you add beets raw or cooked"? You can add them either way, but I prefer raw beets for for their bright color, mild taste and by keeping them raw getting those extra vitamins and nutrients. To get them to really puree you do need an amazing blender like the Kitchen Aid Pro Series I use, but if you peel them and cut into small pieces that should work too! If you don't have blood oranges you can use a cara cara or navel orange too. We love the extra zip from the blood orange, but it's all up to you and what you've got on hand! Cheers to your health!
Photos by Gerry Spiers
Blood Orange Strawberry Beet Smoothie (makes 30 ounces, to serve 2-3)
- 1 blood orange
- 1 cup Frozen Strawberries ***
- 1 small beet + greens
- 3 tablespoons cashews, soaked overnight
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons bee pollen
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk
- 2 tablespoons yogurt or kefir (can be dairy free)
- 1 banana
1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
2. Pour into a tall glass, pop in a straw and you’re ready!