Recipes and Cooking Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies 4.1 (12) The sweet berries and pomegranate juice mask the vegetables (beets and leafy greens) hiding in this superfood smoothie. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 18, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts 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 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. 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 178 Calories 1g Fat 44g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.