Heart Beet Smoothie - Recipe

Just in case you forgot, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. So it’s time to get that thinking cap on and work out what you’re going to do or get for your loved one this year.
If you’re not much of a chef and fancy trying something quick and easy, then give the Heart Beet Smoothie a go!


Not only is this energizing smoothie full of healthy goodness, but it's also a vibrant shade of purple/red - perfect  for a romantic breakfast.
Beetroot is one of the sweetest vegetables whilst being packed full of nutrients, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and folic acid.
Why not alter the fruit to suit your taste? You could try a combination of tangerine, strawberry and peach.


What You'll Need
1 cup raw red beets, peeled, cubed
1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup mango chunks, frozen
1/2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
1 1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1-inch piece fresh ginger


1. In a blender, add beets, raspberries, mango, pineapple, coconut water, orange juice, and ginger. Blend until smooth. If smoothie is too thick, add additional coconut water 1 tablespoon at a time.
2. Serve immediately or keep covered in the fridge until ready to drink.
3. If desired, garnish smoothie with heart shaped beet slice. Use a small heart cookie cutter or shape freehand using a paring knife.

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