This Beet Smoothie Recipe is packed with healthy ingredients like fresh beets, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and leafy greens. Creamy and delicious, it’s the best smoothie recipe for a healthy breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up!
Why You’ll Love this Beet Smoothie
Despite being filled with hidden veggies, this healthy beet smoothie is sweet and delicious. You’ll love the creamy texture! The beets earthy flavor with the sweet blueberries give it a unique and delicious taste. It’s packed with nutritional benefits that will energize you for the rest of the day! Plus, it only takes minutes to make.
I especially love fresh smoothies as they are a great way to sneak some nutritious vegetables and fresh fruit into your family’s diet!
Learn all about how to cook beets here!
- Milk of Choice – (cow milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, goat milk)
- Plain Greek Yogurt – (I used full fat, but fat-free yogurt will work too)
- Cooked and Peeled Beets
- Fresh Spinach
- Flax Seed – (optional)
- Chia Seeds – (optional)
How to Make a Beet Smoothie
Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of your favorite high-speed blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. If your smoothie is too thick and not blending well, simply add more liquid, a little at a time until it reaches the perfect consistency.
Can You Put Raw Beets in a Smoothie?
Yes. If you only have raw beetroot available, first peel them before chopping them into fine dice. You may also grate them using a cheese grater, but be sure to wear an apron as the beet juice will splatter as they’re being grated.
How to Serve
Pour it into a glass and enjoy! You may also serve this smoothie in a bowl; use less milk when blending to make the smoothie thicker, then pour it into a bowl, and top it with nuts, fruits, and other toppings of your choice.
Health Benefits of Beets
- High in vitamin C, which is always a welcome boost to our immune system
- High in fiber
- Loaded with minerals such as manganese and potassium
- Contain folate, which helps prevent congenital disabilities (so if you’re pregnant, drink up!)
- Beets may lower blood pressure
Most important, beets are tasty and complement berry smoothies perfectly. I threw in some spinach for veggie sneaking and protein-packed yogurt for the healthy protein (you could also add a scoop of protein powder). It’s the perfect nutrient-dense snack or meal.
Worried the smoothie will taste too much like beets? No need! The flavor of the beets is offset by the bananas, blueberries, and strawberries, so it doesn’t overpower the smoothie. Instead, it compliments it. Give it a try and see for yourself!
More Delicious Smoothie Recipes
- Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe
- Acai Bowl Recipe – How to Make Your Own Acai Bowl
- The Best Green Smoothie Recipe
If you try making this Beet Smoothie Recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts.
- 1.5 cup milk of choice - cow/almond/soy/hemp/goat/etc
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt - Full or reduced fat
- 2 beets - cooked and peeled
- 1 cup fresh spinach - or a Large handful
- 1 frozen banana - chopped
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon flax seed - ground (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds - optional
- Grab the best blender you have and dump in all the ingredients. If you have the “pulse” option on your blender, push it a couple times to get things moving. Then blend on high for 1-2 minutes until smooth. If you find that your smoothie is too thick and not blending well, simply add more liquid of choice (I usually add more milk for the protein, but you can also add juice or water).
- Pour into a glass and enjoy! Best when served right away.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)
Can you make this without the yogurt?
Jessica Randhawa says
While I have not tried these substitutes in this specific recipe, you can try substituting the yogurt for Coconut Cream or Almond Milk Yogurt.