Smoothie with Beetroot, Raspberry and Mint
 
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Earthy beetroot, frozen raspberries and fresh mint bring out the best in each other and combine to make a sweet and slightly tart smoothie with a striking pinky red colour that brightens up the dullest of days.
Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 beetroot, chopped (1 cup) (see note)
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened soy yoghurt or 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • ¼ cup packed fresh mint, chopped plus extra for garnish.
Instructions
  1. In the order listed above, blend all ingredients together until everything is well incorporated and the consistency is even. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint, serving with a straw.
Notes
Feel free to use pre-cooked beetroot that is sold vacuum packed in supermarkets. I find the flavour less intense and add a little more.
If you use regular beetroot, but your blender is weak and inefficient like mine, you can steam the beetroot lightly first, to achieve a smoother texture.
I find it fun to serve to a baby with a straw, if they can manage a straw.
Recipe by Earth Picnic at http://earthpicnic.com/pink-smoothie-beetroot-raspberry-mint/