Hey there e’erbody.
If you like beets – and I know some of you out there do – you’re going to love this kale smoothie. It tastes ri-dic-ulously good. I mean, ALL the smoothies on this site taste good of course; I don’t post a recipe if it isn’t highly delicious – but trust me I tested a lot of different configurations of beets and other things, and this one tastes the best.
Plus, as always it will give you a pleasantly-surprising jolt of energy, and leave you feeling like you just ate a complete breakfast. What could be better than that? Absolutely nothing in the world.
So please enjoy this recipe, and if you are so inclined, don’t hesitate to tell me what you thought in the comments below! I also welcome constructive criticism, or ingenious modifications you want to share.
For example, after I made this video I was experimenting further and found that – if you add a half-cup of frozen cherries to this smoothie – it is delicious beyond belief. I didn’t think it could get better, but there it was. Even better.
Alright – enough hyperbole. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site!
|Beet Blueberry Kale Smoothie|| || |
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 1 medium-sized, raw beet
- ½ cup apple juice
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 leaf kale
- peel ginger
- peel beet
- add ginger and beet to blender and blend a little longer than you think necessary. The key here is to blend the beet smooth before you ad the other ingredients.
- peel banana
- de-stem kale
- add all ingredients to blender, blend and serve!
Hey y’all, what’s up.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a beet blueberry kale smoothie.
For those of you who don’t like beets, I’m gonna show you how to LOVE ’em, because I’m gonna make ’em delicious.
Alright, let’s get started! First thing I’m gonna do is take the skin off some ginger, here.
In case it’s your first time watching, the reason I use a spoon to take the skin off is – if you do it with a knife, you’re gonna take a lot of the interior ginger meat ALONG with the skin, usually – but if you use a spoon, it only takes off the skin, and it leaves the vast majority of the interior meat behind. That’s why.
O-kay. Chop it up a li’l bit…
Here’s how we’re gonna treat this beet: Use a peeler, and you just take the skin right off. This is a raw beet, didn’t cook it at all. Raw beets are great for you, I think they’re delicious, but for some reason a lot of people don’t like ’em. I don’t get it. I think the texture turns some people off, I dunno.
But speaking of texture, that is a big challenge with a beet in something like a smoothie, because the beet tends to give the smoothie kind of a chunky, ruddy texture, and I’m gonna show you how to counteract that.
Okay so we’re just gonna chop this down a little bit, make it a little easier for the blender to pulverize it.
The way we’re going to keep the beet’s tough texture from making the whole smoothie have that texture is by blending it first, and then blending everything else later.
Oh, you know what? I didn’t run through the ingredients this time! I just realized I forgot the blueberries.
Text on screen: INGREDIENTS RUN-THROUGH:
- Frozen blueberries
- Coconut Oil
- Apple Juice
Dammit. [beat] I just pulled the blueberries out of the freezer, so I’m gonna put those right here.
Alright, so let’s put in a little apple juice. That’s about half a cup.
And now we’re gonna blend the heck out of these beets. Blend it just a little longer than you think you need to, and then you’ll be fine.
Now we’re going to put in the banana. And not only is the banana going to sweeten the mixture, but it’s going to help it texturally as well, and make it sort of smoother and silkier. [to self, mockingly] “Silkier.” [correcting self] Smooother.
We’re going to put in the blueberries now, frozen blueberries. Blueberries make it sweeter, and fill out the beet flavor better, and the fact that they’re frozen makes it cold. So that’s good.
[blends mixture] Now I’m gonna give it a little taste. [tastes it] Tastin’ GOOD.
I’m gonna put just a little bit of coconut oil in there, because it sweetens it too, and it makes it really delicious. And it’s really good for you. So that’s like a tablespoon.
[tastes it again] Mm-MMH!
Okay: Finally, we’re gonna put in the kale. Alright. And we are done.
The color is beauuuuutiful. Alright, beet blueberry smoothie.