This vibrant beet and berry smoothie is the perfect easy and nourishing snack or healthy addition to your breakfast!
This beetroot smoothie is packed with a lot of good stuff! Beets, a mix of berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries), and a Red Delicious apple. It's full of antioxidants, and that vivid red color would make anyone feel happy. Until you taste it. Just kidding!
Beets in a smoothie... not as weird as you may think.
It's strange... I'm not the biggest fan of beets, but I actually really liked this smoothie. Yes, I could definitely taste the beets, but somehow mixing it with apples and berries just worked. It was very refreshing, actually. I'd rather drink my beets than eat them, I guess.
As much as I love yogurt, I've always preferred dairy-free smoothies like this raw beet smoothie. It's like a thick frozen juice, basically.
Aaaand it can't be beet!! Yes, you know I had to go there. I always do.
This is actually the first smoothie I've posted on the blog. I've done a few smoothie bowls, but never a classic smoothie. I don't drink them that often myself, but sometimes one just hits the spot, you know? This one is a little different than your run-of-the-mill mixed berry or strawberry-banana smoothies, so I went with it.
This is one of those recipes that will give you a nice boost as the weather gets cooler (ugh). I don't even want to go there yet. Or ever.
Anyway, this recipe is here for you if you want a slightly different smoothie recipe to shake it up a bit! Great for a post-workout snack or anytime you need a little pick-me-up.
Beets in smoothies... yay or nay?
Hope you make this healthy beet smoothie recipe!
Beet and Berry Smoothie
- 1 small beet peeled & cut into small pieces
- 1 Red Delicious apple cored and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 pound (or so) frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup water or juice add more if needed
- 3-4 ice cubes add more if needed
- Prep the apple and beet.
- Add the beet, apple, and mixed berries to your blender, along with the water or juice and ice. You may need to add more liquid and/or ice depending on your blender to get it blending and achieve desired consistency.
- Transfer to glass(es) and enjoy.
- I bought a 300g/0.66 lb. bag of frozen mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries). Anything in that ballpark size-wise will work.
- Feel free to use any kind of apple you wish. I like the Red Delicious ones because they tend to be sweeter than other varieties. It also means this smoothie doesn't need any extra sweetener.
- Serves 1-2 depending on how much you drink.
I have alot if health issues. 1. Inflammation issues with fluid in legs. The fluid is from both vascular circulation issues and my lymphatic system is off. The inflammation issues is from severe degenerative arthritis.
I discovered beets are great for circulation..and berries for inflammation.if you truly don't like beets or are diabetic and need to keep sugar down...you can buy POWER BEETS POWDER AT WALMART WUTH 0 CALORIES!! I add it to my frozen berries and non fat vanilla Greek yogurt and 2 tbkso vanilla whey isolate protein powder. It gives me all the fruits and protein needed..plus calcium. The power beet powder u only use a tsp. I also add a scoop of LIVFIT Antioxidant fruit and fiber powder ..walmart...which has tumeric and all veges I need fir the day. Sounds expensive...beet powder 20. LIVFIT 20. Protein powder 20. But it gives me a full month of healthy breakfast lunch alternative extremely health tastes like an amazing berry vanilla smoothie. No need for yogurt. That's 2.00 a day. I'm no longer diabetic because of it. I no longer have fluid or lymphatic issues. I no longer have SLUDGY gall bladder or fatty liver. I suffer from arthritis but I swear this combo is a piwerhirse. Try it. I swear by it. Beet powder does not taste like beets. I bought acai berry flavor. Alone with water it's yummy. My father drinks it every day since his quadruple bypass 2 years ago. Good luck!
Hi natasha ,
Really love your fresh simple and quick recipes,
I can't wait to try them, keep up the good work.
Thanks, Hilary!! 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Oh my gawsh, you aren't the biggest fan of beets either?!? I'm telling ya, I swear we share a stomach! 😉 Everyone is always saying how much they love beets and I'm just like, wellllll they are just okay. Obviously I MUST try this smoothie! I have a feeling I'd really like it because all those berries and the apple actually make the beet sound good!! Plus the color is just gorgeous!! Definitely giving this a go! Cheers, sweetie!
I think we do!!! Haha. Let me know if you do make it. Like it's still beet-y but strangely alluring. 🤔😉
Natasha's Sister says
Say! Those are really nice straws. Where did you get them?