Healthy and filling beet and blueberry smoothie. Full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals perfect to start your day or to fuel you through a good workout without sacrificing taste.
Beets are one of those ingredients that don’t come to mind when deciding what kind of smoothie to make. Most end up with bananas and some kind of fruit. The truth is beets are a great way to add a ton of nutrients to your morning smoothie
Not only do they make your smoothie pretty with their deep rich color but they are also full of antioxidants, fiber and a hand full of other vitamins and minerals. You can read more about their nutritional value at Everyday Health. And surprisingly they actually taste really good!
I love to grow beets in my garden and its always one of the first things ready for harvest. Buying them in the store is great but there is nothing like a beet smoothie fresh from your own yard. The flavor is unmatched.
When I buy beets in the store, while they still work great, tend to have an “earthy” taste. First time I made a beet smoothie years ago this was a direct quote from my husband “tastes like dirt, but oddly works.” These beets I pulled out of the garden do have have that same taste.
Preparing the Beets
If you are using a high power blender there is no need to do anything to the beets prior to making your smoothie. Just peel, wash, dice and throw them in. If you are not using a high power blender you may have to cook them ahead of time and place in the fridge to cool.
Almost all my smoothies start out with an almond milk base. I prefer it over milk and it has a little more flavor than a coconut milk.
You can really use any yogurt but my go to is some kind of greek yogurt. For this particular smoothie I prefer to use a vanilla-honey flavor.
I like to use a frozen banana in my smoothies. It cuts out having to use ice. Using ice just makes the smoothies a little watered down. I chop the banana in smaller pieces the night before and freeze.
I have an abundance of blueberries in the garden during the summer and love to add them to my smoothies (if they make it past the kids). This smoothie is no different. The berries really compliment the tase of the beets.
Honey is my favorite natural sweetener for smoothies. A good spoonful is just the right amount to add some sweetness but not overpower the other flavors.
Just blend it up and enjoy
Want to grow blueberries of your very own? I would love to help get you started with your very own blueberry garden. Just imagine having fresh homegrown blueberries out your backdoor every summer.
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Beet and Blueberry Smoothie
- High Power Blender
- 8 oz Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Honey Greek Yogurt
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1 Small Beet Diced into cubes
- 1 Frozen Banana
- Trim off stems, peel and wash your beet.
- Dice beet into small cubes
- Add ingredients into your high power blender in the order listed above. If you do not have a high power blender you may have to roast or cook the beet prior to blending in order to get the right consistency.
- Blend and enjoy