Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica - Raw Beet Smoothie
This year one of the things I want to focus on is adding foods to our diet that we haven't really eaten before. First up is beets. When we bought our first beets the boy at the cash register asked us if we wanted these free "Beat Cancer" t-shirts. I thought it was because we were buying beets and then I realized they aren't spelled the same. Duh! Anyhow, beets are actually really good at "beating" cancer. Read this for more information about the greatness that is beets.
So in my first attempt with beets I peeled them (no small feat - the skin is hard) and then grated them raw on top of our salad. I also made up this beet smoothie:
I don't have exact measurements but I used:
3/4 of a beet
** Everyone liked the salad and the smoothie, although several people mentioned the dirt taste. I think that is just what you get with a root vegetable.
** Also - DO NOT throw away those green leaves on top. They are super nutritious and go great in a green smoothie. I added them to our regular green smoothie and no one could tell a difference.