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5 Simple Beetroot Smoothie Recipes to Energize Your Day

Balance the Beet - 5 Recipes That Make Beets Taste Great in Smoothies


5 Simple Beetroot Smoothie Recipes to Energize Your Day

Beetroot smoothies are growing in popularity for good reason - they provide a powerhouse of nutrition and a delicious way to get your veggie servings in. But beets have an earthy, strong flavor that can easily overpower other ingredients. The key is balancing the beet taste just right.


In this article, I'll share 5 simple beetroot smoothie recipes that maximize flavor and nutrition. Whether you're new to beets or want to add more variety to your morning routine, you’ll find tasty blend ideas to give your day a healthy, energizing start!

 

Table of Contents:


  • Introduction

  • Essential Tools You'll Need

  • Staple Ingredients to Have on Hand

  • Tips for Using Beetroot

5 Simple Beetroot Smoothie Recipes

  1. Avocado Beetroot and Banana Smoothie

  2. Apple Beetroot Carrot Smoothie

  3. Beetroot, Strawberries and Blueberries Smoothie

  4. Beet and Orange Ginger Smoothie

  5. Beet Chocolate Milk Smoothie



 

Essential Tools You'll Need


Having the right equipment makes whipping up smoothies quick and easy. Here are the smoothie-making essentials:


  • Blender - This is key for pulverizing ingredients into a silky drink. Look for one with at least 800 watts of power. Blenders with pre-programmed settings take the guesswork out of getting the perfect texture.


  • Knife and Cutting Board - For chopping fruits and veggies to fit them into the blender. A sharp chef’s knife makes prepping a breeze.


  • Large Pitcher & Mixing Cup - The large pitcher helps you to make smoothies in larger batches and a portable cup is great for drinks on the go.

  • Peeler - To easily peel beets, carrots, oranges, and other produce.



Staple Ingredients to Have on Hand


Keeping these beetroot smoothie essentials stocked in your fridge makes whipping one up anytime a cinch:


  • Raw Beets - Look for small to medium-sized beets with smooth, firm skin. Don’t worry about peeling them.


  • Bananas - Lend a creamy texture and natural sweetness to smoothies. Let spots appear on peel for best ripeness.


  • Frozen Fruit - Berries, mango, pineapple and more to add flavor variety.


  • Leafy Greens - Spinach, kale, and chard add nutrients without overpowering flavor.

  • Yogurt - For a creamy protein boost. Greek yogurt works best.

  • Ground Flax or Chia Seeds - A spoonful boosts fiber and healthy fats.

  • Nut Butter - For a hit of plant-based protein and healthy fats. Almond butter is very versatile.

  • Milk/Milk Alternative - Use your preferred milk to reach the desired consistency.



Tips for Using Beetroot


Raw beets have an earthy, potent flavor that can dominate other ingredients. Here are tips for balancing it just right:


  • Use beetroot sparingly - Start with 1 small beet and adjust up from there.

  • Cook beets first to mellow the flavor. Boil for 20-30 minutes until tender when pierced.

  • If you want to save time you can use raw beets but peel the outside and chop them into small chunks. This helps to limit the earthy flavor and get a more smooth consistency.

  • Pair with strongly flavored fruits like oranges, pineapple, mango, or berries.

  • Add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to complement the beet taste.

  • Stir in lemon/lime juice to brighten up the flavor.

Now let’s get to the recipes!



 

5 Simple Beetroot Smoothie Recipes


5 Simple Beetroot Smoothie Recipes

1. Avocado Beetroot and Banana Smoothie


Creamy avocado and banana are the perfect match for earthy beetroot in this nutrient-dense blend.


Ingredients:


  • 1 small beet, chopped

  • 1 ripe banana, sliced

  • 1/2 avocado, pitted and peeled

  • 200-300ml unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 cup baby spinach

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 4-6 ice cubes

Directions:


  1. Add the 200-300ml unsweetened almond milk (start with 200ml and then add more for your desired consistency).

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 Smoothie (about 16 oz or 2 cups)



Nutritional facts per Serving:


  • Calories 336

  • Total Fat 13.16g 17%

  • Saturated Fat 1.600g 8%

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Total Carbohydrate 54.27g 20%

  • Dietary Fiber 11.1g 40%

  • Total Sugars 34.10g

  • Protein 5.69g





 

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2. Apple Beetroot Carrot Smoothie


The sweetness of apples and carrots balances out beets in this classic combo.


Ingredients:


  • 1 small beet, chopped

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped

  • 1 green apple, cored and chopped

  • 200-300ml coconut water

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 4-6 Ice cubes

Directions:


  1. Add 200-300ml coconut water

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth (start with 200ml and then add more for your desired consistency).

  3. Pour into a glass over ice and enjoy!



Serving Size: 1 Smoothie (about 16 oz or 2 cups)


Nutritional facts per serving:


  • Calories 202

  • Total Fat 1.10g 1%

  • Saturated Fat 0.536g 3%

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Total Carbohydrate 48.09g 17%

  • Dietary Fiber 11.1g 40%

  • Total Sugars 33.87g

  • Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%

  • Protein 4.16g



3. Beetroot, Strawberries and Blueberries Smoothie


This vibrant pink smoothie blends beets with antioxidant-rich berries. Frozen berries make it thick and icy!


Ingredients:


  • 1 small beet, chopped

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 banana, sliced

  • 200-300 unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 Tablespoon of honey (optional)

  • 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:


  1. Add 200-300 unsweetened almond milk. (start with 200ml and then add more for your desired consistency).

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy this beautiful pink smoothie!


Serving Size: 1 Smoothie (about 16 oz or 2 cups)


Nutritional Facts per Serving: (without 1 tablespoon of honey)


  • Calories 414

  • Total Fat 3.96g 5%

  • Saturated Fat 0.210g 1%

  • Total Carbohydrate 97.02g 35%

  • Dietary Fiber 12.2g 43%

  • Total Sugars 50.84g

  • Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%

  • Protein 5.57g




 

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4. Beet and Orange Ginger Smoothie


Orange and ginger add bright flavor to balance out the beets in this antioxidant-rich blend.


Ingredients:


  • 1 small beet, chopped

  • 1 naval orange, peeled and segmented

  • 200-300ml of coconut water

  • 1” knob fresh ginger, peeled and minced

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 4-6 ice cubes

Directions:


  1. Add the 200-300ml of coconut water. (start with 200ml and then add more for your desired consistency)

  2. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 Smoothie (about 16 oz or 2 cups)


Nutritional Facts per Serving:


  • Calories 195

  • Total Fat 1.16g 1%

  • Total Carbohydrate 44.09g 16%

  • Dietary Fiber 10.6g 38%

  • Total Sugars 29.81g

  • Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%

  • Protein 6.14g




5. Beet Chocolate Milk Smoothie


This kid-friendly smoothie hides the flavor of beets in a chocolatey, peanut butter treat.


Ingredients:


  • 1 small beet, chopped

  • 1 ripe banana, sliced

  • 2 tbsp of raw cacao cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 200-300ml of unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 Tablespoon of honey (optional)

  • 4-6 ice cubes

Directions:


  1. Add 200-300ml of unsweetened almond milk (start with 200ml and then add more for your desired consistency).

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 Smoothie (about 16 oz or 2 cups)


Nutritional Facts per Serving:


  • Calories 475

  • Total Fat 19.07g 4%

  • Total Carbohydrate 64.69g 24%

  • Dietary Fiber 6.0g 21%

  • Total Sugars 50.77g

  • Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%

  • Protein 11.53g