Beet & Chia Seed Smoothie

Hi there,

This is a quick recipe that uses the entire beet – root, stems and leaves. Adding the other ingredients let the beet flavor shine through without it being too overwhelming.

This recipe is adapted from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. While I don’t follow an ayurvedic diet, I do like the simple, seasonal recipes it inspires.

Beet & Chia Seed Smoothie
makes 2 servings

Recipe notes: the baby beets I used were 1 inch to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. You can substitute 1 medium beet or 1/2 of a large beet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water + 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 baby beets
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 1″ piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • A few ice cubes

Directions:

  • Add the warm water and chia seeds to a blender and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • While the chia seeds are soaking, remove the stems and leaves from the beet root and wash all parts. Peel the beet root.
  • Add all parts of the beet, the apple, ginger, maple syrup, vinegar, salt an 1 cup of cold water to the blender. Process on high until fully broken down, about 1-2 minutes. Taste, adjust seasoning as needed and add ice cubes. Process until just broken down and serve.

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