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

2
Servings
861
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4  Cups  roasted beets
  • oranges, peeled, de-seeded, and segmented
  • 1  Cup  unsweetened almond milk
  • 3  Tablespoons  acai powder
  • 2  Cups  ice
  • Sweetener, to taste

Directions

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

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
52g
58%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
150g
100%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
797µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin E, added
4mg
27%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
658mg
66%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
168µg
42%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
222mg
32%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Sodium, Na
1004mg
67%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
141g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Beet Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Beet Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.

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