There is no surprise, why I love beetroots. I am Polish, and beetroots are part of the basic polish cuisine- the most traditional polish soup is made out of them, we use it also as side dishes. Of course, not every single Polish person you meet will love this vegie, but I do. So even now, while living abroad I buy them very often for soups, salads, snacks etc. I use them for detox juice with ginger, apple, carrots and oranges. In the beginning when I moved to Belgium, it was a surprise for me that I couldn’t find them fresh in the supermarkets, only cooked and packed. Now I know, that I need to look for them either on the vegetable markets (even there not every seller will have them), bio shops or in one of the Polish shops, which are quite a few in Brussels. In Poland it is our basic and cheap vegetable, here they become a luxury one. So I appreciate them even more. Lately, I found it so delicious to mix it with strawberries as a smoothie base. It is not only the taste, which I love! But this colour…I can’t stop staring at my jar, as soon as it is ready. For me as an aesthetic person, it is a pleasure for an eye and for the body – beetroot are rich in antioxidant enzymes and has positive effect on the blood as they can increase the number of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting infections and abnormal cells.
So, if you are craving for something delicious, yet so rich and good for your body, this smoothie is the one.
While cooking, I am using the limited amount of yoghurt in exchange with plant based mylk. But if you are vegan, just use any type of mylk you normally use for your smoothie: coconut, almond etc.
For 2 servings I used:
- 200 gr of strawberries
- 1 peeled beetroot
- Half cup of Greek yoghurt (as vegan skip this one and use plant mylk)
- Half cup of coconut mylk
- Cup of water
- 3 spoons of linen seeds
- 2 teaspoons of honey
Blend everything until smooth, and enjoy this beautiful taste and colour!