What to do with extra beets? Boil until soft, chill, and then keep on hand to dump into your next smoothie. This smoothie is EXTREMELY EARTHY, but as I found, this attribute makes it perfect for inclusion in sweet & salty meals as a base. After a very filling glass of this, I froze the rest in an ice tray and have been using the red velvet smoothie cubes in dishes such as the Saucy Chunks o Pork Butt recipe I just posted, but also just as ice cubes in juices and seltzers and added to oatmeal as well.
It was a whirlwind of experimentation so I don't have exact amounts recorded, but here's what went into the blender:
- boiled/chilled beets
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- frozen cherries
- coconut oil
- coconut palm sugar
Good luck! The best part about this smoothie is the amazing color, the second best part is how nutritious it has to be (right?) and third best is the flavor. It tastes healthy, lets put it that way. I think it works best added to other juices in ice cube form, or to snazz up a sauce. You could always add more sweetener and zhush/joosh it up.