Beet Smoothies - 10 Recipes That'll Keep You Vitalized!

10 Beet Smoothie Recipes That’ll Keep You Vitalized!

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Looking for more ways to get beets into your diet? Their impressive nutritional benefits and earthy taste make them a great addition to smoothies.

Beets are full of nutrients and are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Folate, iron, potassium, vitamin C and fiber are just some of the nutrients you’ll get from adding beets to some of your smoothies.

Health wise, beets can improve your heart health, regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation, support a healthy brain and even improve athletic performance. This makes them a secret weapon for a pre workout smoothie!

They’re also great from a weight loss perspective too. Beets come in low on the calorie front and still give you a lot of bang for your buck nutrition wise.

Whether you’re looking for energizing breakfast smoothies or a mid afternoon pick-me-up, we’ve got you covered. Read on for some delicious and super healthy recipes for creating beet smoothies.

10 Of The Best Superfood Beet Smoothie Recipes

1. Beet Kale Smoothie

beet kale smoothie

This smoothie is naturally high in protein and a great source of vitamin C. If you’re looking for a way to boost your protein intake without using protein powders, it’s definitely one for you.

And with the almond butter, it’s got a deliciously nutty vibe that works really well with the beet and fruit. It brings out the flavors of the banana and beet perfectly. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 small beet (roasted)

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries

  • ½  banana (peeled and chopped)

  • 1 kale leaf (torn into pieces)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp almond butter

  • 4 ounces water

Instructions

  1. Roast the beet before you start to prepare the smoothie.

  2. Peel and chop the banana.

  3. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

2. Beet Spinach Smoothie

beet spinach smoothies

Fancy making a green smoothie that includes beets? This recipe uses beet and spinach and is packed with antioxidants, folate and iron.

It’s an energizing breakfast smoothie and the vibrant color will give you a lift at any time of the day. It’s also perfect for giving you an energy boost mid morning or during the afternoon. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 4 ounces mixed berries

  • 1 medium beet

  • Handful of spinach

  • 8 ounces almond milk

Instructions

  1. Freeze a banana prior to making this smoothie.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

3. Beet Banana Smoothie

beet banana smoothie

This combination makes a delicious and super healthy breakfast smoothie. It’s a filling smoothie and naturally sweet.

It’s also great for detoxing and is full of antioxidants. 

Beet goes a lot further than a lot of veggies when it comes to detoxing thanks to its betaine content, which has powerful anti inflammatory, antioxidant and detox qualities.

When you want to give your system a cleanse, why not turn to this smoothie?

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 large beet

  • 3 carrots (peeled and chopped)

  • 1 banana (peeled and chopped)

  • 1 small piece of ginger

  • 1 tbsp almond butter

  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 4 ounces almond milk

  • Optional - 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the carrots and banana.

  2. Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

4. Beet Green Smoothie

beet green smoothie

This smoothie makes good use of beet greens, which many people discard and don’t think about using.

It’s a great source of protein too, especially if you’re on a plant based diet. It’s also an easy way to boost your intake of vitamins A and C and also contains some iron and calcium. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beet greens

  • 1 banana (peeled and chopped)

  • ½ small avocado (pitted)

  • 1 cup cucumber (chopped into chunks)

  • ½ cup mango

  • 4 ounces liquid

  • Optional - Touch of honey, Stevia or maple syrup to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Pit the avocado, peel and chop the banana, chop the cucumber into chunks and separate the beet greens from the beet.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

5. Beet Smoothie For Weight Loss

beet smoothie for weight loss

Looking for a beet based smoothie that can help you to lose weight? This one will help! It contains strawberries, which are a weight loss friendly food.

Nutrition wise, there’s plenty of vitamin C and fiber. The latter keeps you feeling fuller for longer, as do the healthy fats in the walnuts and flax. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of strawberries

  • 1 small beet

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

  • 2 ounces walnuts

  • 1-2 tbsp ground flax

  • 6 ounces water

Instructions

  1. Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

6. Cooked Beet Smoothie Recipe

cooked beet smoothie recipe

You can use raw beets in your smoothies but if you’d prefer to use cooked ones, this recipe is one for you.

Cooked beets can be easier to blend, especially if you don’t have a powerful blender. You’ll still get a lot of the benefits of raw beet and plenty of antioxidants and nutrients.

This recipe also uses apple and mint, which offset the earthy tone of the beets. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ apple (peeled, cored and diced)

  • 1 small beet (peeled and pre cooked)

  • 5-10 mint leaves

  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey

  • Juice from ½ lime

  • 8 ounces liquid

Instructions

  1. Cook the beet prior to preparing the smoothie.

  2. Peel, core and dice the apple.

  3. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

7. Beetroot Berry Smoothie

beetroot berry smoothie

This smoothie is packed with antioxidants thanks to the beet, apple and berries. It’s also great for when you need an energy boost.

The apple and berries work really well to offset the earthiness of the beet and make for a delicious overall taste. Perfect for a tasty and super healthy start to the day!

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ small beet (peeled and cut into pieces)

  • ½ red apple (peeled, cored and cut into pieces)

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries

  • 2 ounces liquid

Instructions

  1. Peel the beet and cut it into pieces. Peel the apple, core it and cut it into pieces.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

8. Beet Pineapple Smoothie

beet pineapple smoothie

This recipe is a delicious combination of tropical and earthy thanks to the pineapple and beets.

If you’re looking for a bit of a different twist on a tropical smoothie, you’ll love this one. 

On paper, you might not put these two together but they go surprisingly well together.

Together, with the orange juice, there is plenty of vitamin C here and almond milk adds some all important vitamin D and calcium too.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup beets (cooked and sliced)

  • ½ cup pineapple

  • ¼ cup celery

  • 8 ounces almond milk

  • 4 ounces orange juice

Instructions

  1. Cook the beet before preparing the smoothie.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

9. Beetroot And Carrot Smoothie

beetroot and carrot smoothie

With beets, carrots, orange, red grapes and green tea, you’ll get lots of antioxidants from this smoothie.

These can help to improve your cardiovascular health and may even protect against cancer. Beets have anti inflammatory properties and this is added to by the ginger.

You may find it easier to blend the beet and carrot if you cook them a bit before adding them to your blender. Boiling or steaming can preserve more of the nutrients and antioxidants so these are your better options. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 beet (peeled and sliced)

  • 1 carrot (peeled and sliced)

  • 1 orange (peeled and chopped)

  • ½ cup red grapes

  • 1 slice of ginger (peeled)

  • 4 ounces green tea

Instructions

  1. Prep the beet, carrot, orange and ginger.

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

  3. Serve and enjoy!

10. Beet Mango Smoothie

beet mango smoothie

You’ll get a big energy boost from this tropical beet smoothie. Perfect for getting the day off to a great start or raising flagging energy levels in the afternoon. You’ll get plenty of fiber, vitamin C and potassium from this smoothie and the combination of beet and tropical fruits works a lot better than you might think.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ mango (diced)

  • ½ banana (peeled and chopped)

  • ½ cup pineapple (diced)

  • ½ small beet (peeled)

  • ½ cup berries

  • 6 ounces orange juice

Instructions

  1. Prep the mango, banana, pineapple and beet.

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

  3. Serve and enjoy!

FAQs About XYZ

Beet FAQ's

Want to learn more about the nutritional benefits of beets? Find out more about some of the nutrients you can get from consuming beets and which parts are safe to eat.

Are Beets High in Iron?

There is roughly 0.8g of iron in 100g of beets. This isn’t that high when you consider that the same amount of kale has around 1.6g of iron and the equivalent amount of spinach has 2.7g of iron.

Using beets in your smoothies can help you to add a bit more iron to your diet but you’ll want to team them with other foods that contain iron to get closer to meeting your daily needs.

Are Beets High in Potassium?

Beets have around 325g of potassium per 100g. According to the National Kidney Foundation, foods that contain more than 200g of potassium are classed as being high potassium ones.

This can help healthy individuals to meet their daily potassium needs of around 4,700 mg per day but it can be a problem for people who need to restrict their potassium intake for health reasons. 

Are Beets Keto?

On the Keto eating plan, carbohydrates are restricted to between 20g and 50g per day.

A cup of beets contains around 5g of carbs so they can fit nicely into a Keto diet as they are considered to be a low carb food.

Great news if you’re on the Keto diet and are planning on making beet smoothies a fairly regular part of your life!

Are Beets Safe to Eat Daily?

Beets and beet juice are fairly high in nitrates. There is a bit of argument as to whether nitrates are dangerous to consume too regularly but you’re probably not going to want to consume the same smoothies every day anyway! Sipping on beet smoothies 2-3 times a week is probably okay.

One other thing to note about beet consumption is the potential for beeturia. This doesn’t happen to everyone who consumes beets but the betanin compound in them can turn your urine and/or stools red or pink if you have trouble breaking it down.

This is considered harmless but it can be scary as it resembles blood. Raw beets are likely to create a stronger color than cooked ones. 

Are Beet Leaves Edible?

You can safely consume beet leaves, as well as the beets themselves.

The leaves of the beet are known as beet greens and they are classed by the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) as a vegetable in their own right.

You can eat them instead of leafy greens such as Swiss chard or bok choy, for example. An easy way to use them is to blend them in your smoothies as you would the rest of the beet or you can use them in cooking too. 

Are Beets Safe in Pregnancy?

There are lots of benefits associated with beets. One of these is the folic acid content, which can help with healthy tissue development.

Including beets or beet juice in your diet while you’re pregnant can reduce potential for birth defects.

Plus, the antioxidant properties of beets can boost your immunity and the anti inflammatory action can protect against joint pain and swollen joints. 

There are a few reasons why you may not want to consume beet too regularly during your pregnancy though.

The betaine content can cause nausea and diarrhea, while the nitrates can cause fatigue and weakness. If you’re prone to getting kidney stones, the oxalates in beets can make this more likely too. 

Which Recipes Did You Like Best?

As you can see, there are lots of ways that you can enjoy the health benefits of beets in your smoothies. I’d love to hear your thoughts and which smoothies you plan to make next. Let me know in the comments!

As always, feel free to share this piece with your family and friends so they can learn more about creating their own delicious and nutritious beet smoothies.

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