Un-beet-able Berry Smoothie

Feb 1 2017

Who would have guessed this pretty pink smoothie was full of antioxidant-packed beets? Recipe courtesy of foodhero.org

Serves 4 

Dietitian's Tip: 

Beets are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals! If they come with the leaves still attached, beet greens can be great in a salad or sautéed (briefly) with garlic. If pineapple juice is tough to find, you can try low-fat milk or other juices! 

Ingredients: 

1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup low-fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1⁄2 cup canned, sliced beets, drained 

Preparation: 

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Serve immediately.
4. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours. 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 100 calories, 1 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 19 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber, 83 mg sodium, 178 mg potassium, 8 mg magnesium, 107 mg calcium.