I have yet to find a color more beautiful than juiced beets. These roots are one of my favorite foods because of this. While I enjoy the taste, I am most smitten with their color. Their nutritional content is also quite enticing. I try to find any and every way to incorporate them into our diets and yet juiced is probably my favorite way. I sometimes put a few ounces of beet juice in Octave’s milk, making it a very special pink milk! This idea evolved into a smoothie adding in, banana, blackberries and bee pollen. When Octave doesn’t feel well, is fussy or just being picky, she will always go for a smoothie, making us both happy. I am often on a mission for this little lady to get as many nutrients and calories as possible. While her appetite is big, she herself is tiny. This is perfectly normal and just who she is but I still can’t help but want to fill that belly full, just making sure she is nourished:) While a juicer is needed for this recipe, if you don’t have one there is still hope. Most whole foods or other natural food stores have a juice bar and will gladly juice anything you want if you first purchase the produce. If you are already at the store, it is even less involved than juicing them yourself. The juice will last up to 3 days in the fridge.
Beet Berry Smoothie
Makes 16 oz
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1/2 cup nut/oat milk
1/4 cup juiced beets(1-2 beets)
1/2 tsp. bee pollen
Peel and cut 1-2 beets, it just depends on size, and put them in the juicer. Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. This smoothie is thin enough to drink through a sippy cup but Octave prefers a big girl cup and fancy straw! Even little ladies have preferences.