What can you do with beets?
I admit that my favorite beet recipe is borscht. It is salty-sour and such a gorgeous color and I am half-Polish after all. Really, My Mom’s birth name was Stephania Karatkiewicz. But I didn’t feel like making that today because I already have a casserole in the fridge and don’t need any more food made up. I decided to make a smoothie. Does that not seem like the next logical choice to you? 🙂
According to Nutrition Data, beets are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They are a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Their only caveat is that they are high in sugars but for a smoothie, that is perfect!
I thought beets and apple would be a good combination but I don’t think anyone needs THAT much fiber so I juiced the beets in my juicer and then combined beet juice, 2 apples (cored & quartered), and 3 dates (pitted). As you can see it made a big jar-full and is such a beautiful color. I think next time I’ll try beet-strawberry. One caution, do not spill this on yourself, it will stain. Ask me how I know!
Notes: Juicer-wise, I have the Breville Juice Fountain and love it!