Tuesday, October 4, 2016

green smoothie recipe - autumn bitters

My primary grocery store doesn't carry cranberries year-round, so when they start showing up, I know that Fall is finally here! Cranberries are one of my favorite smoothie ingredients - they're jam-packed with antioxidants, micro-nutrients, and they add great color and bitterness with only 4 grams of sugar in a full cup of them! Beets are another Fall favorite that I hold off on until the colder months. Rotating fruits and vegetables throughout the year allows me to focus on more locally-sourced foods, keeps variety in my smoothies, and adds excitement to the changing of the seasons!

Autumn Bitters

  • 1C water
  • 1/2 - 1C cranberries, rinsed
  • 1/2C blueberries (typically for me, frozen blueberries)
  • 1 medium beet, boiled or roasted, skin removed, cooled, and quartered
  • 1 small bunch beet greens, from the top of the beet, washed (no waste!)
  • 2-4 leaves Kale, washed (optional - don't go crazy here, the cranberries already make it fairly bitter and chunky)
  • spinach to top of blender (add more after an initial blender blast, if desired)

For basics on making green smoothies, check out my intro guide: green smoothies - a basic guide to daily goodness.

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