BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Beet Smoothie

I’m on a pretty tight editing schedule these days, putting the finishing touches on The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook, and sometimes I don’t even have time to (gasp!) make lunch. On my extra-busy days, I chow on a handful (or 2) of raw almonds and a frosty glass of this easy, delicious, no-sugar-added smoothie. Even if you think you don’t like beets, give this a try—it’ll change your mind.


  • 3 steamed, peeled baby beets (I like the ones from Trader Joe's, halved $2 for 6
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and broken into pieces $0.25
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, seeds removed $0.50
  • 1 large handful ice 
  • 2 tbsp cold water

Recipe Serves 2


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree, adding more water if necessary. 
  2. Serve immediately.

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eclecticdeb, on Nov 2, 10:31 PM, wrote:

Hmmm, I have beets, a banana,and orange JUICE (no orange). Might just be my breakfast tomorrow.

kelly, on Jan 17, 09:24 AM, wrote:

just made this, added frozen mango instead of ice. So good!!! by the way i found you through pinterest!

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