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For those who can’t have fruit or those who want more veggies in a glass, here’s a slushy creamy smoothie that’s a health food treat. Having recently written about the dangers of most green smoothies, one additional point to make is why are greens the only vegetables that gain admittance into smoothies? You have perhaps already found my fruit-free carrot smoothie? Yay: non-green veggie smoothie #1! And here’s non-green, fruit-free veggie smoothie #2!
Beets are full of fiber, great for the bowels. They are also super great for heart health, as well as being high in B-complex vitamins and minerals. Beets are low in calories, most of which come from carbohydrates, providing a gentle yield of energy. The fact that they are cooked in this recipe makes them easy on one’s digestion.
Read about rose petals! They are so nutritious, calming and healing, made into tea.
The flavor of this smoothie? Delicious and exciting! If you’re up for an adventure, are open-minded about juice flavors and what constitutes a good smoothie, I think you’ll love this unique combination.
With cultured dairy added, this treat also provides probiotics!
- 2 cups beets, cooked, peeled & cubed and then frozen
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup cultured cream, yogurt, kefir, or raw milk~ use cultured dairy for GAPS
- 1/4 cup rose buds or petals dried
- 3 T. raw honey or stevia, to taste
Bring the water to a boil and add the rose buds or petals. Turn off the heat, stir the petals so they are all wet and allow them to steep for 15 minutes.
Place the frozen beets into a high-powered blender.
Strain the tea, pressing on the solids, and measure out 1 cup. Add this to the blender.
Add the dairy and your sweetener of choice.
Blend on medium-low speed, stopping and popping any air bubbles by the blade as needed, for about 50 seconds, until the smoothie is totally smooth.
Serve and enjoy!