Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies

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Makes:
4 servings
Serving Size:
8 ounces
Yields:
4 cups
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
30 mins
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Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies

Ingredients
3
medium beets, peeled and quartered (9 ounces)*
1 1/2
cups frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 1/2
cups frozen unsweetened whole strawberries
1 1/2
cups pomegranate juice
3
tablespoons honey
1 1/2
cups chopped, trimmed Swiss chard or kale

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan cook beets, covered, in boiling water for 30 to 40 minutes or until very tender. Drain beets in a colander. Run cold water over beets until cool. Drain well.
  2. In a blender combine beets, blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate juice, and honey. Cover and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape sides of blender as needed. Add chard (blender will be full); cover and blend until very smooth, stopping to scrape sides of blender as needed.
  3. Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

Use fresh beets for the best flavor. If fresh beets are unavailable, you can substitute one 8-ounce package refrigerated cooked whole baby beets for the fresh beets (see photo, page xx).

Make-Ahead Tip:

Prepare smoothies as directed. Transfer to an airtight freezer container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator. Stir well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies)
    Per serving:
  • 178 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 89 mg sodium,
  • 44 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 37 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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