Saturday, 11 February 2012

Beetroot Blueberry Smoothie (and an outtake)

I think that mueslibread recipe took so much effort to get right that my baking mojo has simply left the building...


The good news though, is that spring is on its way. Yes, I know it's cold, but there are so many shoots and leaf buds and birds singing that I feel positive that it must be just around the corner.

I'm thinking a smoothie might be just the thing to celebrate the sunny days we've been having.

Now, it would be downright rude to drink a tropical or summer berry smoothie. Whoa there! Premature. But what do you think about a gently earthy beetrooty version, sweetened up with a handful of blueberries and banana?



It won't make spring come any quicker, but there's a strong likelihood that it will make you feel a little bit brighter. A little more positive.

What's more, it will be good for you, whilst tasting pretty great.

I promise.

I really do.

So if you're still with me on this, here's the recipe.

I've also included an outtake photo. The pup always wants to help, and her snout seems to be very useful for sniffing out blueberries...



Beetroot Blueberry Smoothie

Recipe my own.

Serves 1

1 small beetroot
A handful of blueberries
Half a banana
200 ml chilled milk (or almond milk)
50 ml buttermilk (optional)
Half a lemon

Chop the beetroot and banana into 1/2 inch cubes. Place in a blender jug (I used a stick blender) with the bluberries, milk and buttermilk. Blend until smooth.

Thin out with some very cold water to gain the desired consistency (I used about 100 ml water).

Add lemon juice to taste. I used the juice of about 1/4 lemon in the end.

The sweetness will depend on the blueberries and banana you use. I didn't add anything else this time, but you may want to sweeten it with a touch of honey or agave if it isn't sweet enough!


Can I have those blueberries you dropped? Please?

25 comments:

  1. Dear Ruth, this smooth looks beautiful and sounds healthy! I especially love that you added buttermilk...I'm sure it was just delish! Blessings dear one, your friend, Catherine xo

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  2. Yummy! beetroot is definitely one of my favourite veggies, and it looks so beautiful in a smoothie - it would definitely brighten my day :)

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  3. Love the last pic of your doggie's nose. What a silly pup! This looks absolutely delicious...what a clever idea to hide some veggies inside a smoothie. Yum!

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  4. You have a very well-behaved dog . :)

    I recently discovered the wonder of beets and roasting my own. I used some citrus to make my first beet smoothie last week, but I love the idea of bananas! How does the buttermilk taste in this? I've never heard of using it in a smoothie!

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  5. Beautiful! Love the deep color!

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  6. That sounds like a wonderful smoothie! Beetroot is great! Lol at your pup's snout.

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  7. This looks delicious and healthy and the color is stunning! Congratulations on FoodBuzz's Top 9....you deserve it! I also suspect your baking mojo is merely taking a winter vacation! It'll be back!

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  8. I think I would like this very much thanks! I just love your out take photo; big gorgeous nose hunting out the berries!

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  9. Oh yeah I am going for this one. Beautiful color too. Congrats on the Top 9.

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  10. Interesting! The color is gorgeous, and I've never had beet juice in a smoothie. I'd be intrigued to try this! Congratulations on Top 9!

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  11. the smoothie's a gorgeous colour! I' also keeping positive. it's just a cold spell, I know spring is on its way because I can hear the birds in the moring, and we seem to get a bit more sun everyday (:

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  12. what an interesting smoothie. Great way to eat your beets. Such a pretty color too.

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  13. Beetroot makes brilliant drinks! I love it with blackcurrant and I must try it with blueberries. I've awarded you the Liebster blog award by the way!

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  14. This drink looks absolutely delish! Great recipe, lovely photos, thanks for sharing! =]

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  15. that smoothie looks so beautiful and delicious!

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  16. The smoothie looks delicious and healthy, great idea!

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  17. I love the colour of your smoothie! Sounds yummy too!

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  18. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... looks delicious!

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  19. Looks delicious! Congrats on Top 9! Officially following now! :)

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  20. OOOO I want a sip. Or like 50 sips... right now.

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  21. nice! i like the color its tempting me to take a zzip :x hihihih.

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  22. Just stopping in from FoodBuzz. Thanks fornthe friend request. Spring has already come to Chicago. It is supposed to be 83 edges F today. This smoothies will go great after my workout today. That's for posting!

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  23. Hmmm, I have some nefarious plans to trick my kids into eating beets now...

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  24. What a superb way to use Beetroot. I love the thing, it just has such a tarnished image because of what comes in jar. Love your creativity.

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