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Fresh Recipe. Berry-licious Beet Smoothie Recipe from the Organized Pantry

Berry-licious Beet Smoothie Recipe from the Organized Pantry

Today I am excited to welcome blogger Lauren McGill of “The Organized Pantry. ” Lauren writes a fantastic food blog with tons of amazing clean eating recipes, tips for organizing your kitchen, meal planning and more. Lauren has created a smoothie recipe to share today that uses one of my all time favorite root vegetables beets. Here is a little more about Lauren, how you can find her on social media and of course her “Berry-licious Beet Smoothie Recipe!”

The Organized Pantry, a blog by Lauren McGill featuring recipes, meal planning, kitchen organization and more.

The Organized Pantry, a blog by Lauren McGill featuring recipes, meal planning, kitchen organization and more.

I’m Lauren and I love kale, mason jars and green smoothies. I’ve been serious about clean eating for over 7 years and I love creating tasty new dishes. I’m also a bit of a neat freak and really like an organized kitchen! The Organized Pantry is my place to share my favorite clean eating recipes and organizing tips. Swing by for a visit anytime!

Blogger Lauren McGill of the Organize Pantry

Blogger Lauren McGill of the Organize Pantry

Twitter: @OrganizedPantry
Instagram: @OrganizedPantry
Facebook: Lauren McGill

Berry-licious Beet Smoothie Recipe 

Berry-licious Beet Smoothies

Berry-licious Beet Smoothies

It’s so easy to get discouraged by a hectic day or an empty fridge and throw in the towel on clean eating goals. Hello sugary, icky convenience foods! BUT- what if you made smoothes your convenience food? You can make them out of almost anything and they’re super fast to make. And… they’ll fill you up with good, good stuff.

Smoothies are one of the #1 tools I use to stick with clean eating. They help me pack in more vegetable servings into my day without really noticing. (Because salad and I have an iffy relationship.) Some of my favorite veggies to add are kale, swiss chard, spinach, and today- beets!

I’m pretty psyched about today’s smoothie recipe, let me tell you. I love smoothies of all kinds, but this vibrant and energizing smoothie stands out as a mega favorite. I feel supercharged after drinking it- like caffeine but without the jitters!

Beets and Berries

Beets and Berries

The gorgeous color of this smoothie reminds me of fuchsia lipstick. It’s almost too pretty to drink- but the smell of berries and bananas is sure to tempt you.

It tastes very tart and puckery with a hint of creamy sweetness added by banana and honey. The roasted beet give it an earthy undertone.

This smoothie also boasts many health benefits: Both beets and cranberries are loaded with antioxidants. Pure cranberry juice (the kind we’re using here) is reported to help prevent and treat recurrent UTIs. If you’re trying to sneak extra cranberries into your health regime, this is a great way to do it!

A warning: this smoothie isn’t for the faint-hearted. It is very, very tangy. (And I LOVE it!) But if you don’t like very tart smoothies, just add an extra banana and swap the raspberries for strawberries.

Berry-licious Beet Smoothie

Berry-licious Beet Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Makes 2 1/4 cups (1 large smoothie or 2 small ones)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 small beets, roasted and peeled
  • 3/4 cup 100% cranberry juice (not cocktail)
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until thick and creamy. Taste and adjust according to your preferences.
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Have you ever used beets in a smoothie before? What kinds of smoothies do you like the best? Have you ever used vegetables in smoothie before?

Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe with us today Lauren. Be sure to hop on over to The Organized Pantry to check out more of what Lauren has to offer!

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4 responses

4 responses

  1. Thank you so much Sandra for having me on the blog today! It was fun to add another recipe to your awesome smoothie collection. Bon appétit and happy running!

    1. Wonderful to have you! Gorgeous pictures and great recipe! Thank you for sharing your recipe with me and my readers! Would love to do it again sometime! By the way I love the new clean look of your blog!

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