It’s no secret that I love smoothies. They are pretty much a daily thing around this house. While I think smoothies are an excellent way to cram a whole lot of fruit and veggies into one meal sometimes I crave a simple smoothie. Enter this 3 ingredient smoothie. The players are just one small beet, 3-4 cups of watermelon, and a small handful of mint. The result is a neon pink smoothie that is refreshing and satisfying. Somehow the watermelon really mellows out that typical earthy beet taste that I used to despise. Now I like it. Did you know our taste buds do change with time? I’m still waiting for mine change enough so I like olives but it hasn’t happened yet.
1 small beet, raw*
1 small handful of fresh mint
3-4 cups of fresh watermelon
Blend together and enjoy!
*I used a Vitamix blender which can handle raw beets. If your blender isn’t up to the challenge you could just poke the beet with a fork and pop in the microwave for a couple of minutes to soften it up a bit.
Just look at that color! It was a great way to add a little brightness to this cloudy day.