Sweet Honey-Ginger Beet and Mango Smoothies

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Beets and bell peppers in a smoothie? Sure! Just sweeten up your sip with some mango, honey and ginger. The protein from the tofu makes this a nutritious on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Sweet Honey-Ginger Beet and Mango Smoothies with spoon
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce yellow beets, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ medium yellow sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1/2 cup frozen yellow corn kernels

  • 2 cup frozen mango cubes

  • 1 12 ounce package soft or firm silken-style tofu

  • ¾ cup mango nectar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • honey (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan cook beets, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 5 minutes. Add sweet pepper. Cook, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes more or until vegetables are very tender. Add mango cubes. Immediately drain off the water.

  2. Transfer beet mixture to a blender. Add tofu, mango, honey, and ginger. Cover and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping sides of blender as needed.

  3. Pour into tall glasses, drizzle with honey if desired, and serve immediately.

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)

226 Calories
2g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 76.7mg 384%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 411mg 9%
Folate, total 71.6mcg
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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