Savor cherry season with help from Healthy Nibbles and Bits. Sweet cherries, red beets, almond milk and lime juice are blended together to create a vibrant, magenta-colored drink. Whirl up this antioxidant-filled smoothie on a hot summer day for a cooling breakfast, dessert or snack.
Cherry Lime Red Beet Smoothie
1 1/2 cups (450 grams) pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
Juice from 1 1/2–2 limes
1/2 cup (75 grams) raw, chopped red beets
1 cup (240 milliliter) almond milk
A few ice cubes
Lime slices for garnish (optional)
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve in glasses and garnish with a slice of lime, if desired.
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
Per serving: Calories: 118; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 113mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 3g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 428mg; Iron: 5%; Vitamin A: 7%; Vitamin C: 35%; Calcium: 26%