Beet Smoothie, easy vegetable and fruit drink that also makes a great healthy smoothie bowl. Can easily be changed up with your favorite flavors as well.
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So it’s not a chocolate milkshake, but this Beet Smoothie actually was way better than I thought it would be. Whether you’re just trying to get more veggies in your diet, looking for a healthy snack or breakfast, or you just LOVE beets, give this a try.
Beets have really been growing on me. Not literally of course, but I’m starting to like it. Definitely was on my list of most hated foods when I was a kid, but now as an adult, I’m starting to appreciate it a little more.
Beets can be a bit strong on their own (or maybe it’s just me…) so I did pair it up with some fruit for this smoothie.
Beet Smoothie Ingredients
- Fresh beets
- Frozen strawberries (unsweetened whole)
- Frozen banana slices
- Orange juice
- Almond milk (unsweetened) or milk
How to Make a Beet Smoothie
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Add a little sweetener if desired such as honey, sugar, or sugar substitute.
- Add more liquid as needed to get blender to process or scrape down sides inside of blender (turn off blender before doing this…) if needed.
- Pour into a glass and serve immediately!
(Full printable recipe card is at bottom of post.)
Quick Tips for Best Results
- Since there aren’t a lot of ingredients, be sure the ingredients are good quality and ripe (if applicable).
- Use frozen strawberries and banana slices to thicken up the smoothie and make it nice and creamy. You could even freeze the beet if you’d like.
- Use a strong blender that can cut through all the ingredients.
- You may want to add a little sweetener to the smoothie if you like your smoothies more on the sweet side.
- Be sure to completely process the smoothie in the blender until smooth.
Beet Smoothie FAQ
How should I store this Beet Smoothie?
Smoothies are best have consumed right away in my opinion. BUT if you really want to make a batch of smoothies ahead of time, I’d suggest pouring the smoothie into an ice cube tray, freeze, then pop out the cubes as desired and defrost in a cup in the refrigerator.
Can I substitute anything for the banana?
I wouldn’t advise it since it does add a bit of a creamy texture and sweetness, if you had to, you could use plain Greek yogurt (or your favorite yogurt). You may want to add a little sweetener if the yogurt is tart.
What else can I add to this smoothie recipe?
For a green smoothie, you could try adding some kale or spinach. Other fruit such as blueberries or apple would be good. Ginger would go well with the beets if you have fresh ginger around. Or add some other veggies like carrots. Of course, you could always add chia seeds, protein powder, etc.
Do I have to use FROZEN banana slices and strawberries?
The frozen fruit helps thicken up the smoothie and helps with the texture. You don’t have to use frozen, but just know the texture of the smoothie will be quite different.
Other Smoothie Recipes You May Enjoy
- Kale Apple Smoothie – fruits and veggies all in one drink!
- Watermelon Smoothie – if you’re a big watermelon fan, you may want to check this one out.
- Cranberry Smoothie – perfect way to use up any frozen cranberries you may have around.
Hope you enjoy this Beet Smoothie. Tell me in the comments what fruits and veggies you added to this smoothie!
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For a fun snack serve this Beet Smoothie with these Beet Crostini!
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth, pour into a glass, and serve immediately.