Food: What to do with leftover beets

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beet juice

A little bit of beet goes a long way and frequently when I buy a bunch of beets as I did one recent saturday morning, I’ll roast them all up and have leftovers.

One of my favorite things to make with leftover beets is a smoothie. Sound wierd? Holy cow, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Beets are super sweet and pair up really nicely with a number of different fruits. In a smoothie they’re a knockout.

Beet + Strawberry Smoothie
Makes a blender full—about 3-4 glasses

2 medium beets
6-8 medium to large ripe strawberries
1-2 cups tamarind juice (apple juice works just as well—they have a very similar taste)

1. Roughly chop beets and strawberries into 2-inch pieces and dump in blender. Top with juice until it comes three quarters of the way up blender pitcher. Blend until nice and smooth.

If you like strawberries more than beets, just increase the number strawberries and decrease the amount beets. You could also do this recipe with milk or just about any other fruit juice.

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