A beet smoothie that is both hearty and delicious. Full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals perfect to start your day or to fuel you through a good workout.
Smoothies are such a great way to start the morning. They can easily be customized, are easy to prepare and offer lots of nutritional value. Smoothie combinations are endless!
Beets are one of those ingredients that don't usually 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!
Beets: This recipe can be made with either cooked or raw beets. If using raw, make sure to use a high powered blender such as a Blendtec or Vitamix. Cooked beets work just as great and my favorite to use are the ones from Costco.
If you do not have a high power blender the beets may need to be cooked and cooled first.
Blueberries: Frozen blueberries help add a sweetness to this smoothie. Fresh can be used as well. If using fresh make sure the banana is at least frozen.
Yogurt: This recipe calls for a Greek Yogurt but regular can also be used.
See full information on ingredients and quantities in the recipe card.
🧋How to Make
Step 1: Start off by preparing the beets by peeling and dicing. If not using a high power blender they may need to be cooked first.
Step 2: Place all ingredients in the blender in the order they are listed.
💡Pro Tip: Placing the heavier items on top will help push everything to the blades.
Step 3: Cover and run for 90 seconds or until completely smooth.
Step 4: Pour into a glass or to go cup and enjoy. This smoothie does tend to get a tad grainy if left overtime. It is best consumed right away.
If the beet taste is still too strong more yogurt or honey can be added.
Beets go really well with blueberries and bananas. Really any fruit that has a sweeter taste will help mellow out the earthiness of the beets.
If using a high power blender beets do not need to be cooked and can be used raw.
Peel similar to a potato with a handheld peeler.
🍌Other Smoothie Recipes
Beet and Blueberry Smoothie
- ½ Cup Almond Milk
- ¼ Cup Vanilla Honey Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- ½ Cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 Small Beet, or half a medium or large - Diced into cubes
- 1 Banana - Can also be frozen
- Trim off stems, peel and wash the beet.
- Dice beet into small cubes. *See notes about cooking
- Add ingredients into blender in the order listed above.
- Cover and run for 90 seconds, or until smooth. Add in more milk as needed.
- Pour in a glass and enjoy.