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Cherry Beet Smoothie

Vegan Cherry Beet Smoothies | www.thatwasvegan.com

I was going to call this the Cherry Beet Cabbage Pear Chia Smoothie, but that just sounded silly. Then I was going to call it the Cheery Beet Smoothie because c’mon, who wouldn’t be cheered up by something so delightfully pink? And even more important than the color (I guess?) are all the nutrients jam-packed in there!

Vegan Cherry Beet Smoothies | www.thatwasvegan.com

Beets are a particular favorite of mine, one of those things I enjoy year ’round. I love to bake them in the winter and grill them in the summer… and this is actually my first time enjoying them in a smoothie! They’re full of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B & C, beta-carotine and folic acid, just to name a few.  I’m a total fan-girl for beets, in case you couldn’t tell.

Vegan Cherry Beet Smoothies | www.thatwasvegan.com

I’ve been making more smoothies in general, actually, now that the weather is getting nicer. I like to whip one up in the evening and store it in an airtight mason jar in the fridge. In the morning I’ll throw it into the freezer for 30 minutes then have it for breakfast. This recipe makes a blender full, and comes in at just under 400 calories which makes it perfect for a meal.

Most of the smoothies I make are green, which is what makes this one extra special. Just seeing it makes me feel better!

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?


 

Cherry Beet Smoothie
Drink your beets!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small beet, peeled and chopped
  2. 1 cup chopped cabbage
  3. 8 frozen (pitted!) cherries
  4. 1 large pear, washed and quartered
  5. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  6. 1/4 cup So Delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt
  7. 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  8. 1 cup water
  9. ice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to your blender, then fill the rest of the way with ice. If your blender isn't very strong, start with about half of the solid ingredients, and all of the liquid, and then add from there.
  2. Blend until smooth. This could take a couple minutes depending on your blender.
  3. Serve immediately OR store in an airtight container like a mason jar until you're ready!
Notes
  1. Try and use a really ripe, juicy pear if you can find one!
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  • Jennifer March 26, 2014, 7:59 am

    WHY have I NOT visited your blog before now? OMG! Awesome! This smoothie is wonderful looking as well! Mind if I link you and visit often!? I’d love to be bloggin’ buddies!!! Terrific place you have here!

    • Barb March 26, 2014, 8:08 am

      Of course, and welcome! πŸ™‚

  • Stacy March 26, 2014, 8:06 am

    This is so pretty looking!! Can’t wait to try it out!

    • Barb March 26, 2014, 12:32 pm

      Thanks! I’m completely in love with that color. I’d paint every room in my house that color if I could, haha!

  • Opal March 26, 2014, 10:37 am

    I love beets also. We grow them in the garden, looking forward to having fresh produce real soon.

    I usually juice or make smoothies with a lot of dark greens. I’ll cut the bitterness with lemon or lime. Veggie juice/smoothies are my favorite. However, the past few weeks my body has been telling me to switch to more fruits and I have been. Seeing some great results from that (cleanse wise).

    • Barb March 26, 2014, 12:31 pm

      I’ve never been able to stick to a cleanse long enough to do anything major, but I always hear such good things about them!

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook March 26, 2014, 2:26 pm

    I have been dreaming about making almost this exact thing! Now you’ve done the work for me, excellent πŸ˜‰

  • Jamie March 26, 2014, 4:48 pm

    I’m doing smoothies for breakfast for the next two months. Tried some fun recipes so far and can’t wait to add this one to my list!

  • Heather March 29, 2014, 5:26 pm

    So pretty! We love blueberries and spinach in our smoothies and you can never go wrong with banana

  • Agness of Run Agness Run February 8, 2017, 9:21 am

    I love everything about this smoothie! The great selection of healthy ingredients and especially the colour, what makes it so attractive!

    • Barb February 9, 2017, 7:39 am

      The color is definitely part of what I love about this smoothie πŸ™‚

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