These refreshing Berry Smoothies with Beets are a great way to get your fruits and veggies in and these smoothies made with frozen fruit and roasted beets are out of this world delicious. Enjoy a berry and beet smoothie for breakfast on-the-go, or for an afternoon pick-me-up. Top with a sprinkle of a superseed blend for a tasty nutritional boost.
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Berry Smoothies with Beets
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
Want to make sure you get a good amount of your daily fruit and veggies, but struggle to actually eat them?
Well, why not make a smoothie? They’re such a delicious and easy way to introduce several varieties of fruit and vegetables, and can be enjoyed on-the-go for breakfast, lunch, or even as an afternoon pick-me-up snack.
This berry smoothie uses frozen strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, as well as fresh banana which you cut into chunks and freeze before using.
By using frozen fruits you get all the coolness in the drink without diluting it too much by using lots of ice.
The secret ingredient in this smoothie are beets (or beetroot, depending on what you call them where you live). You can use raw (cut into small pieces before blending) or roasted beets, however, roasted beets will yield a smoother texture. Check the tips section for a time-saving tip.
Beets have a natural sweetness (like sweet potatoes and carrots) which makes them a great vegetable to use in a smoothie.
PLUS, they are packed with goodness like:
- Beets are low in calories and a good source of vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, and manganese. In fact, they contain a bit of almost all the vitamins and minerals that you need!
- Beets are a good source of fibre, which is beneficial for digestive health.
- Beets contain a high concentration of nitrates, which have a blood pressure-lowering effect. This may lead to a reduced risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke.
You can sometimes buy beets ready-cooked (steamed), but make sure that they are NOT packed in vinegar or other flavorings because that would not taste good in this smoothie recipe!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce: Bananas, Beets, Fresh Mint for optional garnish.
- Frozen Produce: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Nutiva Superseed Blend with Coconut – or you could use Chia Seeds.
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog. I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never mix imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Recipes Using Berries
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is berries, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Berry Peach Non-Alcoholic Sangria Mocktail – A Refreshing Summer Drink
- Berry Cheesecake Parfaits
- Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Strawberries & Cream Filling!
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Looking for more breakfast inspo? Check these recipes out next:
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- Slow Cooker Overnight Oats with Apple & Cinnamon
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too!
- Raw or roasted beets can be used in this recipe. However, roasted beets will yield a smoother texture. To save time on busy mornings, wash and wrap the beets in aluminium foil and toss them into a hot oven for approximately 1 hour while making dinner throughout the week. Store roasted beets in the refrigerator for several days until ready to use.
How Do I Make Berry Smoothies with Beets?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 2 large bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 large red beets, roasted, peeled and chopped
- 2 cup almond milk, unsweetened**
- 6-8 large ice cubes
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds***
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, for optional garnish
- Add the frozen bananas, berries, beets, almond milk, and ice cubes to a high-speed blender.
- Cover and blend on the highest setting for about 2 minutes until completely smooth and creamy, approximately. If necessary, add a little water to reach the desired consistency if the mixture is too thick.
- Divide between 4 glasses or mason jars and top each serving with some chia seeds.
- Garnish each glass or jar with a sprig of fresh mint, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
**Can substitute water for brighter red color and fewer calories
***Pictured: Nutriva Superseed Blend with Coconut (available on Amazon)
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 9gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.