Beans, beets & blues

Beans, beets & blues

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Green Kitchen Smoothies
Serves
4

Between August and September, the Swedish forests are overflowing with blueberries. We only need to take one step off the road leading to our family’s summerhouse to find ourselves in a field of blue gems. In this smoothie, the combination of beetroot, blueberries and cinnamon gives it a fantastic earthy berry flavour. And to that we add white beans! It might sound like an odd ingredient but the beans don’t affect the flavour, they just make the smoothie thicker and add extra protein. The smoothie is then topped and swirled with yoghurt, which makes it look stunning and become even more nourishing.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 raw beetroot, peeled
1 ripe banana, peeled
150g frozen blueberries
90g cooked white beans
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
200ml coconut water

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
500ml coconut yoghurt or greek yoghurt

Method

  1. Depending on the strength of your blender, roughly chop or grate the beetroot, roughly chop the banana and add them to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend on a high speed until completely smooth. Pour into four medium-sized glasses, filling them about halfway. Fill up with yoghurt, working your way from the outside to the inside of the glass (as the yoghurt is heavier). Run a spoon around the inside edges of the glasses to create a marbled effect and top with extra blueberries (decorate with edible petals for extra va-va-voom).

Tip

  • We use frozen blueberries in this recipe, but if you find yourself in a field of fresh ones, you should definitely use them instead. In that case, swap the fresh banana for a frozen one, or simply add a few ice cubes to keep the smoothie chilled.
Tags:
vegetarian
healthy
smoothies
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