Beet Strawberry Banana Smoothie

by Nicole on February 27, 2013

Beet Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I am always looking for ideas to help my lovies eat better. It is sometimes hard to find things that do not have scary ingredients in them. As my older lovie grows I am trying to get her to give new foods a chance.  There are some foods I am not sad she has no interest in, like hot dogs and the like.  However, I would like her to branch out to healthy sources of lean protein a bit. I do not mean to complain too much because she is a really great eater as is my little mister.  However, I still always add in extra healthy ingredients whenever I can. :)

I am also trying to work on finding a balance with starting to allow her to have occasional treats like other kids her age.  I try to keep it within healthier options like frozen yogurt and chocolate frozen bananas or homemade baked goods.  I really cringe at the thought of candy but I try and allow her to enjoy a little on special occasions like parties or holidays.  I admittedly struggle with wanting to keep her within a protective natural food bubble but I know I must slowly relent within reason and empower her to make healthy choices as she grows.  *Fingers crossed*

I will also continue to get away with all the extra nutrients I can for as long as I can. ;)   Now to the smoothie.  Don’t let the Beets deter you from this delicious smoothie.  I have it on Toddler (2 and 4 yr old) authority that this smoothie ROCKS. :)   My little mister actually cried once when his smoothie was done.  I came up with this while messing around with combinations in the kitchen.  Give it a try and you will be happy you did. :)

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Beet Strawberry Banana Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2-3

Ingredients
  • 2 TBS Roasted Beets*
  • 1 Frozen Banana*
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries*
  • 3 cups Milk (I used Vanilla Soy)

Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy :)

Notes
To roast beets wash and lightly wrap in tin foil with a tent on 400 degrees for about an hour. Puree the Beets and spoon into an ice cube tray to freeze. I used 2 cubes for the smoothie. I freeze all the fruit to eliminate the need for ice.

 

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a farmer in the dell March 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Yum! I just made an apple, beet, and carrot juice. Can’t get over the vibrant colors!

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Nicole March 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

That sounds yummy. Yes the beets give the most gorgeous color! :)

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Nicky March 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Nicole, this looks like a delicious way to start the day. We love roasted beets in our house.

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Nicole March 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Thank you Nicky! :) My little ones flip for this smoothie.

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Katarina February 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

What a beautiful and healthy smoothie! Have a great day!

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Nicole March 1, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Hi Katarina!

Thank you so much. Have a great day. :)

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings February 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Looks so good– I would never think to try beets :)

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Nicole March 1, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Thank you Elizabeth! :)

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