Breakfast: Choosing Raw's Beet n' Berry Smoothie!
I had wanted to make this since Gena posted it last week. Is it not a gorgeous color?? I love beets and usually have them on hand but mylk and oranges only make sporadic appearances. Everything finally aligned today and I'm so happy I made this - it's amazing! It was surprisingly sweet and didn't taste too earthy, like beets can (I like that aspect but some people don't.) It was also amazingly thick, for not including a banana!
I eat bananas almost everyday so it's nice to have a smoothie that doesn't depend on them - that way I can just eat them as a snack. I added some protein powder to the smoothie and maybe that made it thicker but I really loved the staying power and the texture of the drink.
Since the recipe only called for 1/2 cup of orange - about 1/2 the fruit, I saved the other half (minus two sections that I ate) to put on salad for dinner.
This is spinach, parsley, cherry tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cucumber slices and orange pieces. Dressed in lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. You usually see grapefruit in salads with avocado, I didn't think oranges would be much different. It made the salad a little sweet but it was nice with the onion and balsamic vinegar.