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Beetroot, Blood Orange & Carrot Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to make while we still have blush oranges in the shops. This is not so much a recipe as an idea for a beautiful breakfast drink. As the three main ingredients go together very well, the ratio of one to the other can be varied.

Serves 2


2 medium sized beetroot

2 medium sized carrot

1 blush orange, juiced

2 tbsp rolled oats

1 tbsp sunflower seeds


Scrub the beetroot and carrots but don’t bother peeling.  Cut the carrots and beetroot into chunks, and feed them through a juicer collecting the juice in a jug.

Add the blush orange juice and a cupful of rolled oats to the beetroot and carrot juice. Process the juice and oats with a stick blender and taste.

Grind the sunflower seeds in a coffee mill or pestle and mortar and add to the blended juices and serve.

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