Wondering if I could get my girls to love beets as much as I do I made a Banana Beet Smoothie. They like chocolate beet, of course my oldest will make a face if you tell her it is beets but that is after she sucks it down. As I was doing that I also decided to make some popsicles. A summer time favorite is making our smoothies into popsicles for a cool refreshing treat using our Zoku pop maker. We picked up the Zoku years back when they first came out at Williams Sonoma and I think it paid for its self within the first couple of weeks and it is still going strong. The girls loved their pretty pink Banana Beet Popsicles. My husband thought it was funny watching our oldest try to figure out what the red heart was. I think he even told me a time or two I was mean for putting vegetables into a popsicle. For the record yes I did tell the girls there were beets in them when I gave them to them.
Banana Beet Smoothie or Popsicles
Makes 6 Zoku pops or 1 smoothie
1 c almond milk, or non dairy milk of choice (used So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk Plus)
1-2 small pre cooked, peeled, and cooled beets*
1 large banana, frozen for smoothie to make it thick and creamy
*Depending on how much beet flavor you want, plus one extra if you want hearts or designs in our popsicles.
In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend everything together until smooth. If making a smoothie pour into a glass an enjoy! If making popsicles and you want beet shapes, slice beets thin and cut out desired shape. Place beet shapes inside popsicle molds. Pour smoothie into popsicle molds, freeze per popsicle mold instructions, enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.