TruBlood: Beet & Beef Puree

21 Jul
Beets puree well. They're a great smoothie ingredient.

Beets puree well. They’re a great smoothie ingredient.

Beets puree well. I know this from experience. And the summer beets are starting to pour into the markets, fresh and well-priced. So I got a whole lot. Here’s the TruBlood Smoothie I made — and how:

  • 6 small beets, boiled, peeled and marinated overnight in
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice plus some
  • olive oil

I toasted in olive oil —

  • 3 cloves, garlic
  • 1/3 c walnuts

Then added —

  • 1.5 cup beef bouillon (totally cheated with 2 cubes of bouillon … for the salt)
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of red pepper flakes

On super-high in my Vitamix. Yum. The beef bouillon was a bit hot as I had boiled the water to make the broth. So the heat balanced the other temperatures and made the drink tepid — almost blood-like … The roasted walnuts deepen the flavor of this drink and make it much more than beets and cheap bouillon. The color is spectacular: a purplish-pinkish-red. And there’s just enough kick with the hot peppers, pepper and garlic.

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