Since I started working with Tzili, I changed the composition of my smoothies from mostly fruit with commercial nut milks to mostly greens with some fruit and nuts. It's been pretty amazing: the smoothies feel nourishing and satisfying. The basic formula is approximately 250-300 grams of greens and vegetables, about 200-300 grams of fruit (two pieces of fruit) and about 30 grams of nuts, with some water. Today I found out that putting raw beets in a smoothie is delicious and lends the whole thing an appetizing and happy deep purple color. The composition was as follows:
1 medium beet (about 90g)
small handful of almonds
It came out the bomb!
As a bonus, since we have fresh beets, I made a great red soup yesterday in the Instant Pot. It was very easy, because I had some cooked white beans in the fridge (canned beans can totally fit here). I chopped up and placed in the pot:
2 roma tomatoes
2 large carrots
1 large leek
1.5 cup celery stalks
about 1 cup cooked white beans.
After 45 minutes under high pressure, this soup was aromatic and delicious. Garnishing it with dill adds to the joy.