Beet, Orange, Carrot, and Banana Smoothie
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- 2 large beets chopped
- 3 oranges - Peeled and removed of pith roughly chopped
- 3 medium carrots chopped
- 1/2 inch knob of ginger optional
- Cold water enough to fill a 9 cup blender or 36-48 ounces
- 3-4 very ripe large bananas chopped
- Flax seed optional
To a blender add beets, oranges, carrots, and ginger (if using). Add cold water to the blender, right up to the fill line. Blend until smooth, about 3-5 minutes, depending on the power of your blender.
Turn off the blender and strain the solids over a cup with a lip. I use a 1 quart measuring cup I purchased at the .99 store. Press on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids.
Return the strained mixture to the blender and add the bananas. Blend on high until smooth. Taste and if you find it is not sweet enough, add another banana.
Serve over ice.
Makes about 7 cups.