Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Golden Beets + Smoothie

Whoo! I can't believe we've posted every single day! It's a miracle! It's kinda fun just posted everyday pics instead of planning out recipes. I think after this month of posting everyday we'll continue to do more everyday stuff along with recipes as well. It's just more interesting to look at!

Anyway, this weekend our uncle brought us a bunch of stuff from his garden including golden beets which I've never cooked with before. We decided to make a citrus-beet salad, but I added avocado which kinda ruined the was still pretty good though!

Golden beets basking in their glory

Golden beet-Citrus Salad made w/ golden beets (roasted), orange segments, cherry tomatoes, avocado, chopped mint, and dressing made with lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. 
I couldn't believe how long the beets took to bake! it took about 1 1/2 hours at 425F. Maybe I didn't have them on a high enough heat?

He also brought us swiss chard which I blended up into a smoothie. Made with bananas and frozen peaches!

Green-y and smooth-y


  1. Roasting beets is all about how big the beets are. If you cut them up, plop them back together and then cover in tin foil, I usually roast them at 425F for 45-60 minutes. But I agree, I adore golden beets. I wish the ones in my garden were that big!!

  2. Oh my that golden beet salad looks amazing!

  3. i have to get back into the swing of posting like you girls! and i'm loving the green smoothies right now. swiss chard is a great addition. i drink my smoothies out of wine glasses. :)