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Beet Apple Smoothie

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    Beet Apple Smoothie

    As one of nature’s sweetest vegetables, beets are a perfect contender for winter smoothies with plenty of visual appeal. If using a less powerful blender, you may want to use cooked and cooled beets.

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    1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
    1/2 cup (125 mL) plain Greek yogurt
    1 small beet, peeled and quartered
    1 apple, quartered
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) walnuts
    1/2 in (1.25 cm) piece fresh ginger

    Place orange juice, yogurt, beet, apple, walnuts, ginger, and 3 ice cubes in blender container and blend until smooth. If needed, add a touch more orange juice to help with blending.

    Serves 1.

    Each serving contains: 318 calories; 11 g protein; 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 50 g total carbohydrates (38 g sugars, 5 g fibre); 140 mg sodium

    source: "Whip It Good", alive #388, February 2015

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