Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Pink Lady Smoothie

My friend LJ has tweeted several times about the Pink Lady Smoothies she has in the morning. Not too long ago she posted the recipe and I discovered what makes in pink is beets! I had erroneously assumed strawberry. When I saw beets I knew I had to try it! It was delicious! Thanks LJ!

I altered the recipe slightly to reflect what I had on hand. That is what I love about smoothies- it is almost impossible to mess it up!

The Pink Lady Smoothie

1 smallish beet, peeled
5 kale leaves
2 small/medium bananas
1/4 apple
1 tbsp flax seeds or flax meal
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 cups non dairy milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut)
Agave syrup to taste ( her recipe calls for dates which I did not have)
A few ice cubes

Place ingredients into a high powered blender and blend, blend, blend. Depending on your blender you may want to cut the fruits and veggies into smaller pieces.

I did mine in the "Shake and Take" so I could not get it as smooth as I would have liked. The next one I will make in my newly purchased Vitamix (YAY-- I cannot wait for it to be delivered)!

Note: this makes two full servings.


  1. Sounds yummy! Pink Lady apples are one of my faves. I have a Vitamix and you will LOVE yours!

    1. Jen- I am downright GIDDY! I cannot wait until it arrives!

  2. This sounds really good , I might actually be able to get over me not liking beets.

    1. I hope so, Ashley! I think I have an abnormal love of beets! I can eat them raw, roasted, boiled, pickled, you name it!

  3. Great recipe and I mean Great is... Two Pink Lady's 1 bunch of large kale, 3 medium carrots, 1/2 cucumber.... Makes a killer Green drink! very good! in the Juicer!