Acai (With Beet) Smoothie

acai beet smoothie by julie morris from superfood smoothiesThe benefits of beets are huge: They help to purify the blood, enhance circulation, and support the kidneys . . . and that’s just the beginning. Unfortunately, not everyone likes beets. This recipe leans on the inherent sweetness and creaminess of roasted beets, but is balanced with citrus and acai flavors. A delicious and unique healthy treat. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies© 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris.

Makes: Two 16-ounce servings

  • 3⁄4 cup roasted beets
  • 2 oranges, peeled, de-seeded, and segmented
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons acai powder
  • 2 cups ice
  • Sweetener, to taste

Blend together all the ingredients until smooth. Taste, and sweeten if desired.

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