Raw Beet, Apple & Avocado Smoothie
I love this bright raw beet smoothie for breakfast, but, as I usually have a spoon handy, "soup" is probably a fair description. Just the right blend of earthy beets, sweet apple and creamy avocado to get your taste buds excited, it's cleansing and gives you enough sustenance to make it until lunch.
The recipe is from one of my favorite raw cookbooks, Raw Food: A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day by Erica Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja. The Swedish authors have their own straightforward and inventive approach to raw food and the book has lots of appealing recipes for anyone interested in adding raw meals to their day.
You could add ginger or a little horseradish to spice this up if you like, but I like it straight-up:
Raw Beet, Apple & Avocado Smoothie:
2 small beets, peeled and diced
1 apple, diced
1 small avocado, peeled and chopped
lemon juice from half a lemon
water, as desired
Add water to cover the chopped beets in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the chopped apple and more water and blend. Add the avocado and lemon juice and blend. Add water to get to desired consistency.
Makes 3-4 servings. Enjoy!