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BEET & BLOOD ORANGE SPICE SMOOTHIE - The First Mess
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Beet and Blood Orange Spice Smoothie

Beet and blood orange spice smoothie is a great Winter refresher that's tasty and filling. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Oil-Free, Paleo, Plant-Based, Special Diets, Sugar-Free, Vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword all seasons, almond butter, banana, beets, blood oranges, cardamom, cinnamon, fall, fall winter, lemon, non-dairy milk, nutmeg, smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 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
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • big squeeze of lemon juice
  • ice (optional)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.