Un-beet-able Berry Smoothie

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 1 cup

Servings per recipe: 4

Eat your beets smoothie style!

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Ingredients

1 cup pineapple juice

1 cup low-fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 cup canned sliced beets, drained

Materials

Blender, measuring cup, can opener

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Serve immediately.

4. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

For a thicker smoothie, use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit. Use plain yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Add a banana. Use fresh beets.

More About Beets

How to Select

Choose beets with firm, smooth skins and non-wilted leaves if still attached. Smaller ones are more tender.

How to Store

Cut tops off 1 inch above root. Wrap leaves and stems in damp paper towel. Refrigerate tops and beet roots in separate plastic bags with some air holes. Use tops within a few days. Beet roots can last 1-2 months.

How to Prepare

Rinse tops. Scrub beets softly in cold water. Use tops as greens by chopping in salads and stir-fries. Eat beets raw by grating into salads. Cook beets by steaming, microwaving, broiling or boiling until tender.