Pink Power Smoothie Bowl
Do you like the taste of beetroot? Then this Pink Power Beet Smoothie might be for you. Isn’t the color insane? The pinkest pink you could imagine. There are only three basic ingredients: Frozen banana, frozen beetroot and fresh (or defrosted) raspberries. You can use raw or cooked/baked beet; I tried both. Uncooked beet is quite hard and doesn’t blend as well as cooked beet, as you can see in the picture above. But I like it that way.
Cooked beet blends very well, as you can see in the picture below. It’s still pretty and delicious, though the consistency is a bit different and the color more intense and homogeneously. Several months lay between the two pictures, so there are different flowers. English Daisies and primroses in spring; cornflowers, alyssum and common daisies in summer.
That’s a picture puzzle: which ingredient is missing? Yep, the melon balls. Forgot to add them to the plate. You can make melon balls with a small ice cream scoop. It works with other fruits like guava, pitaya, kiwi or pineapple too. When you freeze your bananas and your beet, it’s important to cut them into bite size chunks because it’s so much easier for your blender to handle it.
If you have never processed beets, here are a few tips:
- try to buy fresh beet with still the leaves on the top (you can eat them as a salad)
- beets like to be baked or steamed (takes about 45 min for a medium-sized beet)
- peel your beets after they have been cooked or steamed, it’s much easier
- beets stain, so don’t use your new cutting board and don’t wear an evening dress
I’ll include a video I found on Youtube at the end of this post on how to handle beet.
This Raspberry Beet Smoothie is a great dessert too. You can fill it in small Mason Jars and top with a bit of coconut yogurt, mixed with beet powder. Beetroot is rich in fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease. Red beet is also high in potassium, which lowers blood pressure. And it contains neuroprotective anthocyanins. The taste is still something you need to get used to. I didn’t eat beet until my mid-forties. So to say I just started eating beetroots 🙈.
Raspberry Beet Smoothie
- 2 bananas frozen chunks
- 1 medium-sized beet frozen chunks
- 1/2 cup raspberries frozen
- 2 tbsp oat milk
- 1/2 cup water melon shaped into balls
- 1/2 cup strawberries fresh produce
- 1/2 cup raspberries fresh produce
- edible flowers
Allow banana and beet chunks and raspberries to defrost for 15 min, then blend together with raspberries. Add a splash of oat milk, if necessary.
In the meanwhile, shape melon balls with a ice cream scoop. Rinse strawberries, raspberries and edible flowers and allow to dry on a paper towel.
Transfer your Smoothie to a Bowl and top with melon balls, strawberries, raspberries and edible flowers.
If you have never processed beets, I’d advise you to watch this tutorial by Clean and Delicious. Danie Spies explains exactly how to handle fresh beet and what you should bear in mind.
What’s your favorite recipe with beet root? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you 😘😘.