This lovely hue was achieved in a Vitamix: a beet, a carrot, a cucumber, a couple of shakes of dry ginger, 1/2 cup coconut milk, water and ice. This was such an easy way to consume more root veggies, but I've found beet sugar makes me a little crazy and "buzzy", even though the beet was only the size of a golf ball. Roots are very grounding, so it's ironic the sugars are so overwhelming. I had to drink this very slowly to stretch out the rush. Because the effects were so powerful, beets will be part of my smoothies only occasionally. Still, it was nutritious and delicious -- and pretty!