Admittedly, I was somewhat nervous about using beet juice in a smoothie - but I had this leftover, blood-red liquid that i knew was loaded with goodness. I couldn't just throw it out!
Beets are not only an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron - but they also provide vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. The juice rendered from a beet is rich in choline, folic acid, iodine, manganese and potassium. So many good things from one little plant.
So here's what I did with our leftover beet water.
A Pink Smoothie . . .
1 c. beet water
2 apples, peeled and cored
1/4 c. coconut milk
1 c. ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender, a food processor or a smoothie maker. Then drink it. You will be surprised at how good this smoothie tastes. It might have been the most tasty smoothie I've ever had. My 2 year old asked for seconds and my 8 month old loved it too.