Friday, February 10, 2006

Advice needed

I have bought and consumed a beetroot, apple, pear and ginger smoothie. It was sooooo delicious. I was wondering about recreating it myself but I'm a bit confused as to how to use beetroot. Presumably I don't use pickled beetroot, so what do I do with the raw whole one? Do I need to cook it? Do I juice it raw? How can you juice vegetables without an expensive juicing machine?

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Anonymous Jane said...

Having just come against this question when Beanies delivered 6 beetroots in my bag of veg this week the answer is that you can eat them raw, normally grated, in a salad. Most people roast them first though for about an hour in a medium oven. Probably nicer but I can't comment because I made mine into a soup. Good Luck. By the way the stain your hands I found out last night. x

2:25 PM  
Blogger rach said...

right, I thought raw was probably right. The smoothie I had was an amazing colour so I dread to think what your hands look like

4:50 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I got 6 beetroots from Beanies too and am quite literally giddy with excitement at the thought of using them in a smoothie, having just got back into the whole making smoothies thing.
This morning I had a breakfast smoothie...
2 frozen bananas
Juice from 3 or 4 oranges
1 egg
Natural Yoghurt
Blend until smooth
Rock & Roll!

5:18 PM  
Blogger OboeJane said...

You can't really get the juice out of hard fruit & veg (apples, carrots, beetroots) without a juicer, unless you cook them - but then all you've made is soup.

You can, as Chris says, make jolly scrummy smoothies with a wuzzer (you know - hand held blender thingy) out of squishy things like bananas, mangoes, strawbs and yoghurt etc.

If you buy a juicer, chuck in some raw root ginger too. Fabulosity.

9:11 PM  

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