Beet and blood orange spice smoothie is a great Winter refresher that’s tasty and filling. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.
The polar vortex is over! This week made me seriously stir crazy. The upside to being stuck in the house though? Lots of time to cook and dream up new recipes for you all. Got some good ones lined up!
Hope you’re all set for a nice weekend, whatever you’re up to. I think we’re making pizza for Super Bowl Sunday and also planning on taking our dogs for an extra long walk to make up for the lack of exercise this week. It’s tough when it gets this cold! Both dogs can’t stand wearing booties, but also their legs stop working after about 5 minutes outside in sub-zero temperatures. You can only play so many games of hide and seek before they figure out all the treat hiding spots lol.
So happy to leave you with this deep pink smoothie and some links to check out. I love a good beet-based smoothie and this one is perfect for winter with the tart blood orange and warm spices. It’s a lovely base for all kinds of custom add-ins too. More beet smoothie love in the form of a berry beet velvet smoothie and a hot pink beet smoothie from my book. Enjoy!
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Beet and Blood Orange Spice Smoothie
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 medium beet, peeled and diced (see notes)
- 1 small blood orange, peeled and torn into segments (see notes about freezing)
- ½ ripe banana, preferably frozen
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- big squeeze of lemon juice
- ice (optional)
- Only use a raw beet if you have a high speed blender like a Vitamix.
- I love freezing my segments of citrus for smoothies because it adds to the frothy texture.
- Other add-ins that are great for rounding this smoothie out nutritionally: 1 teaspoon of flax/chia seeds, a big handful of mild greens like baby spinach, or a scoop of vegan protein powder.
- In an upright blender, combine the non-dairy milk, diced beet, blood orange, banana, almond butter, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, salt, lemon juice, and ice (if using). Bring the speed up to high and blend until completely smooth. Enjoy the beet and blood orange spice smoothie immediately.