Beet Smoothie Recipe with Superfoods | Wickham Farms CSA Share Week 5

I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. At some point during the summer, I was going to open my CSA share bag and find some beets. Listen, it’s not that I don’t like beets. It’s just that the only beet preparation I really love is roasted, and it is just too freaking hot this week to turn on the oven.

Oh, and also nobody else in my house will eat beets. I know, I know, I am always bragging about my omnivorous children and hubby, but no one here likes beets. If you do — good for you! Comment with your favorite recipes.

My strategy for the beets — golden and purple, this week — is all about obfuscating.

For the non-English majors? I hid the beets. Deep inside a green smoothie filled with enough pineapple to mask the flavor.

Beets

My pretty boiled beets.

My favorite thing about this beet smoothie, besides the great taste, is the nutrient profile. There is no added sugar, but 7 g of fiber per serving, and 1 serving contains almost your entire daily recommendation of Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

If you’re a beet fan, you’ll love my Paleo Beet Salad Recipe!

Listen, I don’t want to brag, but my 5 year old chugged this. And I gave myself a big ole pat on the back for giving him a nutritious breakfast.  (Of course, my daughter ate a pop-tart, but let’s not think about that now, mmmkay?).

Beet Smoothie

Beet & Kale Superfood Smoothie:

  • 1 cup raw kale, chopped
  • 2 small golden beets, peeled and boiled (you don’t have to boil them, but since I don’t have a commercial grade blender, I boiled mine for a few minutes first to make sure they’d be soft enough to blend up easily. I have this  Cuisinart blender and it worked great).
  • 1 banana
  • 1 peach
  • 1 cup (or more, to taste) chopped pinapple
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (I always include chia seeds because they are high in protein, Omega-3s, and help with satiety — they keep me full!)
  • 1 cup water
  • a few ice cubes

Instructions:

1.  Add the water and kale and blend until liquified.

2. Slowly add the banana, peach, and pineapple, blending well in between.

3. Add the beets, ice cubes, and chia seeds.

4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.

Looking for more smoothie recipes? Try a my favorite Healthy Breakfast Smoothie or my Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe.

 

Note: I get my produce from Wickham Farms. You can Learn more about Wickham Farms here and check out all my favorite CSA-friendly recipes.

Wondering what to do with all that fresh produce? Here are some resources that may help:

8 Ways to Use CSA Veggies.

CSA Recipe Pinterest Board 

Wickham Farms CSA Pinterest Board

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