Red Beet, Pear, Minneola orange and Apple Smoothie. vegan, glutenfree

Another way to use up the Seasonal fruits and veggies. A pretty colored smoothie. Lightly cooked and spiced! and as hubbs points out.. a gorgeous color for a love potion!

It is one of those days when I have like a 1000 pictures to look through, select and edit and cant decide which recipe pictures to edit and post! So I chose the simplest one :) I made a fun green smoothie the other day, but it just feels like a bright color kind of week.
Check out more fun smoothies/coolers like Strawberry Mango Mint cooler or the spiced Blueberry Strawberry or the Pomegranate Apple Satsuma!
In a pressure cooker or deep pan, add a cup of water, 1/2 medium red Beet peeled and chopped, 1 Pear chopped, 1 Apple chopped and juice of 1 Orange( you can even add some seedless pulp).
Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon rock salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon raw Sugar or agave, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or 1 tablespoon cilantro or any herb of choice. (I sometimes add 1/2 an inch of young ginger. Dont add mature and fibrous ginger)
Pressure cook for 1 whistle or cook covered for 10-15 minutes on low-medium heat until most fruit is tender.
Cool and blend to a puree. Taste and adjust water consistency, salt, sugar. Garnish with black pepper, cumin powder or dried herbs. drink! Of course, you can spike it with your favorite liquor in the evening.
Continuing with the cause from my previous post about abandoned girls, and a Fund raiser by Siri to help one of the Ashrams working to help those girls with care and education.
Why are there so many abandoned girls you say. You will find the answer in this documentary below.
The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.
This documentary film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son.
Learn more about the film at
Watch the trailer below. There is no gore in the trailer, just words, but the spoken words are brutal. Viewer discretion is advised.
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  1. says

    Hey Richa!

    My name is Snehal and I’m Megha’s sister. I’ve been checking out your blog ever since I saw it on Megha’s FB page. I just didn’t get around to leaving a comment till now.

    Your blog is totally awesome and your recipes are ingenious. Thanks for sharing them :-)

  2. says

    Your red beet, pear and orange smoothie sounds so refreshing – and I love the fact that beets lower blood pressure in just an hour. As for the documentary – I was unaware of the “gendercide” happening around the world – I’ll definitely look into the documentary.

  3. says

    Thanks Shannon. Beets are a great source of so many vitamins and minerals. give them a try!

    Thank you Snehal. I am guessing you are meg mesh’s sis. Thank you for dropping by and thanks for the kind words. do let me know if you try some.

    Thanks Char!

  4. says

    Thanks Caitlin. i love the different shades of crimson and pink that show up because of beet!

    Thanks Nisha! beet is too pretty to be considered a veggie:)

  5. says

    Thanks Jesse.I dint know that about beet. beets should be a must for hypertension then.
    Yes, the gendercide has been going on for ages, even by educated families. I have heard of stories personally and discrimination is quite a day today occurrence.

  6. says

    Yep, you got it right!
    I’m eyeing the beet smoothie, I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out. The quinoa flatbread is such an interesting recipe, too!

  7. says

    The drink looks fabulous and I can’t wait to try it – however the video linked to the bottom just completely broke my heart. I knew of this problem in China, but was unfamiliar with it in India. Thank you for sharing it – and I will do my part too in sharing.


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