Posted by Chantel Martiromo
Recipe contributed by Raw, Quick and delicious! 5 ingredient recipes in just 15 minutes by Douglas McNish, Published by Robert Rose. You can visit them at www.robertrose.ca
A sweet and earthy blend of fresh beet juice and rich coconut butter, accented with aromatic vanilla, this smoothie is simple delicious.
Fresh beet juice can be used to color many different foods, such as cakes, muffins, and pastries or even clothing fibers such as cotton.
Coconut butter is a blend of coconut oil and coconut meat. You can usually find it in natural foods stores next to the coconut oils.
When purchasing raw vanilla extract look for alcohol; free extract to avoid the taste of raw alcohol in your smoothie.
3/4 cup filtered water 175mL
1/4 cup fresh beet juice 60mL
3 tbsp. coconut butter 45mL
1tbsp. raw cacao powder 15 mL
2tsp. raw vanilla extract 10mL
In the blender, combined water, beet juice, coconut butter, cacao powder, vanilla and banana. Blend at high speed until smooth. Serve immediately. make 11/2 cups (375mL)
Variation: For a creamer smoothie, substitute an equal amount of fresh Nut Milk or hemp Milk for water.
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