Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies

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The sweet berries and pomegranate juice mask the vegetables (beets and leafy greens) hiding in this superfood smoothie.

Sweet Beets-and-Greens Smoothies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 medium beets, peeled and quartered (9 ounces)*

  • 1 ½ cup frozen unsweetened blueberries

  • 1 ½ cup frozen unsweetened whole strawberries

  • 1 ½ cup pomegranate juice

  • 3 tablespoon honey

  • 1 ½ cup 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.

*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 (per serving)

178 Calories
1g Fat
44g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 31.8mg 159%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 582mg 12%
Folate, total 107.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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