Sunrise Smoothie

I love the glorious reddish-pink colour that comes from beets – especially in smoothies.  I suppose it’s because I find it reminiscent of those sugar-filled ‘fruit smoothies’ you’d get at fast food joints and I really do eat with my eyes.

It’s one of the reasons why I develop juices and smoothies based on colour families – this one uses a warm colour scheme while many of my other ones contain green schemes.  For added visual interest, I also layered the colours instead of mixing it all together, but by all means, feel free to blend/juice it all together.


Serves 2-3
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 banana
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small beet (or a chunk from a larger beet)
Preparation:
  • Juice the lemon and oranges first (I saved the pulp for the second step)
  • Combine citrus juices, pulp (if using) with banana in a blender and blend.
  • Transfer to serving cups.
  • Juice the red pepper and beet.  Pour into serving cups – it magically sunk to the bottom for me, but I think this can be varied depending on:
    • whether or not you kept the citrus pulp
    • how quickly you pour it (mine was a quick-pour)
    • how you pour it (e.g. down the side of the glass might make the red on top)
    • how big your fruits and veggies were (because that affects density of the liquids)
Notes:
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