Hello Beautiful People!
After the indulgence of that chocolate tart, I am back to clear our conscience. LOL. JK. This smoothie was actually an accident. While cruising the aisles of my local vegetable vendor (yes I do mean aisles, of a vegetable shop because overnight this guy moved into a bigger space, has more produce and the same number of people working under him), I saw a very familiar looking berry that I haven’t set my eyes on for more than 10 years. Yes it was a small little plastic box, lined with dark green leaves and tied with an electric green rubber band and inside it was that berry that instantly takes me back to my childhood memories. Mulberries!! I had finally found mulberries! The first i think i remember is how they always seemed to melt in my mouth even before having a chance to taste it.
These tiny little bubbles of sweet and sour, were wild berries that grew in the corners of lawns and kitchen gardens, carefully tended to by retired uncle and aunties who would bring “cuttings” of the plant back from their year “hill station” holidays.
Inevitably while eating mulberries one tends to ruin the dress worn, the floor walked on or at least the lapel of the shirt. That colour also reminds me of beetroots. So I decided to mix the two, to form a wonderful summery smoothie. This smoothie does not require a milk base and no cooking the beetroot. Its super easy to make and keeps you full for a while . Plus the additional nutritional value of eating fruits and vegetables with its fiber and all its goodness.
- Beetroot - 2 cups ( skin peeled and cubed)
- Mulberries - ½ cup
- Blue berries - ¼ cup
- Strawberries - 1 cup
- Bananas - 2 ( frozen)
- Coconut Water -1 cup ( add more if you want it thinner)
- Agave Nectar - 1 tbsp ( or honey)
- Lime - juice of half a lime
- Ice as required
- In the bowl of your blender add all the ingredients except the agave
- Blend on medium speed
- Add as much coconut water as required
- Taste and accordingly add agave
- Pour into glasses and top it off with more berries and Do not skimp on the mulberries 🙂