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
608
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
17g
24%
Sugar
48g
53%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
93g
72%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
365µg
52%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Vitamin E, added
4mg
27%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
469mg
47%
Choline, total
95mg
22%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
56mg
18%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
446mg
64%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
1145mg
76%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
253g
9%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.