Strawberry Beet Chocolate Chia Smoothie
This smoothie gets its red color from fresh strawberries and a roasted beet darkened a bit by the cocoa powder which gives the smoothie a noticeable chocolate flavor that almost makes this feel more like dessert!
- 1 medium beet, roasted* and chopped
- 2 cups milk of your choice
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 frozen banana, chopped
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 5mins
Adapted from onceuponacuttingboard.com
*Before making this smoothie you will need to have a roasted or otherwise cooked beet on hand. I roasted mine the night before: wrap the beet in foil, place on a baking sheet and roast in a 400°F oven for one hour or until tender. Let cool then peel, chop, and transfer to refrigerator. If you have a very powerful blender, you might be able to use the beet raw, but I haven’t been able to try this with my blender.
To make the smoothie, add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust any amounts to your liking; you may wish to add a sweetener such as honey or agave depending on your tastes. Pour into 2-3 glasses, garnish with a strawberry, and serve!