Yes, this recipe has beet juice in it. Pomegranate and berries are my favorite way to sneak in beet juice in for those that don’t like beets. Trust, it is super good! Check out these Beet & Berry Popsicles for further proof.
NOTE: If you buy your beets with the greens on them, don’t toss them! Cook them up as you would spinach or Swiss chard. I saute mine with garlic and olive oil.
If you are going to make this recipe all at once, here is a tip. Make the mango part first or your mango smoothie will be pink, unless you wash out your blender. And honestly, why waste the water. Also, you can just make one or the other. Both the mango and berry smoothies are wonderful on their own.
Okay, for the mango smoothie, combine the following: half of the banana, 10 ounces of frozen mango chunks, 1 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, and Golden Tonic Turmeric Tea by Numi Organic Teas. Blend until smooth and then set aside.
For the berry smoothie, combine the following: remaining banana, 6 ounces frozen blueberries, 4 ounces raspberries, 1/4 cup fresh beet juice, 1 cup pomegranate juice, and Three Roots Turmeric Tea by Numi Organic Teas. Blend until smooth and then divide between two glasses.
Oh, by the way, you can interchange the Numi turmeric teas, or use just one. Both flavors are great in either smoothie. And BOOM, you are getting all those health benefits and yumminess straight from the bag!
Spoon the mango smoothie on top of the berry smoothie. I would like to add that only when you tear into a tea bag, do you really get to enjoy how beautiful well crafted tea is. This quality is even carried through in the recipe as you can see specks of the tea in the mango smoothie.
FACT: Did you know that beets were considered an aphrodisiac by the ancient Romans? And they were on to something. Because of their nitrates, these tasty little gems increase blood flow. Also, they have high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the human sex hormone production. Maybe this smoothie should carry a warning label?