It has a slight beet flavor, which may be because the beets were roasted ahead of time then cooled in the fridge. The recipe may work with raw beets, as this recipe suggests. I have some light colored beets left over (see the picture to the right) so I will certainly try this easy-to-make smoothie again with raw beets to compare.
Not a fan of chocolate? Try the Bodacious Beet Protein Smoothie.
2 Beets, raw or cooked (2″ dia)
3/4 cup Blueberries, Whole, Frozen
1 Banana, ripe, Frozen (7″ to 7-7/8″ long)
2 tbsp Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened
1/2 cup Coconut Milk, Unsweetened, Vanilla (or milk of choice)
33 g Lettuce, red leaf (about a hand full, optional)
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup Water (additional water to desired smoothness)
Total Calories: 309 (including lettuce)