Zesty Beet Smoothie

If there ever was a drink that danced perfectly on the line between sweet and savory, this would be it. Full of beets, cucumber, and lemon, it may not seem like your typical morning beverage, but the earthy taste is unexpectedly pleasing-and quite the wake-up call (in a good way). For those who need a touch of sweetness, add half an apple.


  • 1red beet, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1lemon, juiced
  • Large handful collard greens, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1 cup coconut water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. If desired, add ice and blend again.