Soothing Beetroot and Banana Smoothie
- 3 small or 1 medium/large beet (about 1/2 cup to 1 cup)
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup yogurt (if you use unsweetened yogurt, you might want to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey)
- 1 cup of cranberry juice
- ice cubes (optional)
Directions: Wash the beets. Trim roots and all but 1 inch of the stems. Place in boiling water, reduce heat to simmer, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the beets are fork-tender. You may need to simmer them a few minutes longer if they are large or especially tough. After beets are tender, rinse in cold water, rubbing off the skin as you rinse. Place cooked, peeled beets, banana, yogurt, and cranberry juice in a blender and puree until smooth. You can add a couple of ice cubes if you like your smoothies really cold. Serve in glasses and enjoy!