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Acai and Beet Smoothie

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

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups roasted beets
  • 2 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.