Beets. You either love them or you hate them. Yesterday I tried a beet for the first time with the recipe, “Can’t beet me smoothie” in the Run Fast. Eat Slow cookbook. I was intrigued by the color and I though that the other ingredients might disguise the beet flavor. After much warning from people about the taste I carefully peeled and washed the beet and decided to make the smoothie.
The final product looked amazing, with the beautiful color I thought that it would taste even more amazing. I was wrong. The first sip hit me hard with an earthy beet flavor. For those of you out there who also hate beets you know that they taste similar to dirt. But I still had faith; I added more peanut butter (because peanut butter saves anything right?) Again the beet flavor was still there and I couldn’t get past it. All the peanut butter in the world could not save this smoothie.
This is just my judgement but if you are a fan of beets perhaps you will like this smoothie. But for those of you who are not beet fans, stay far away from this smoothie!