Acai and Beet Smoothie

Acai and Beet Smoothie
Staff Writer

Photography by Julie Morris

The Acai and Beet Smoothie.

The benefits of beets are huge: They help to purify the blood, enhance circulation, and support the kidneys... and that’s just the beginning. Unfortunately, not everyone likes beets. This recipe leans on the inherent sweetness and creaminess of roasted beets, but is balanced with citrus and acai flavors. A delicious and unique healthy treat.

Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies  © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Directions

Blend together all the ingredients until smooth. Taste, and sweeten if desired.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

599 kcal

Daily value:

30%

Servings:

2
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 93 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 16 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1221 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 365 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 14 mg
  • Vitamin D 134 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 6 mg
  • Vitamin E, added 4 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 11 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 5 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 3 mg
  • Caffeine 2 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 469 mg
  • Cholesterol 61 mg
  • Choline, total 97 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 5 g
  • Folate, DFE 70 µg
  • Folate, food 6 µg
  • Folate, total 44 µg
  • Folic acid 38 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 4 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 56 mg
  • Niacin 7 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 449 mg
  • Potassium, K 586 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 365 µg
  • Selenium, Se 37 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 1152 mg
  • Sugars, total 48 g
  • Theobromine 91 mg
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 3 µg
  • Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 254 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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