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Pink Power Beet Smoothie

This Pink Power Beet Smoothie takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets!

This Pink Power Beet Smoothie takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets!

So we did the whole hot/savory thing with our Beet Pesto Pizza, but I know you’re just dying to find out how you can incorporate more beets into your diet (specifically breakfast, amiright?)

Well look no further. This recipe takes beets to the other side of the flavor spectrum, transforming your everyday strawberry banana smoothie into a health-packed, super pink power beet smoothie.

This Pink Power Beet Smoothie takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets!

You’ll need to roast the beets like we did in our Beet Pesto Pizza recipe, but with water in place of olive oil. Roasting transforms a lot of that earthy flavor into sweeter deliciousness.

Can raw beets be used in smoothies?

If you’re low on time, you can use raw beets to make this smoothie. They will be a bit firmer and harder to blend, and the flavor will have more of that pungent earthy flavor, but it does save on time (and retains more vitamins!)

This Pink Power Beet Smoothie takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets!

What kind of beets are good for smoothies?

Baby beets are naturally sweeter, making them great for smoothies! Use 2 baby beets or 1 large red beet for this recipe

What goes well with beets in a smoothie?

To combat the “dirt” flavor many people don’t like in beets, use creamy and sweet ingredients in your smoothie. Banana and yogurt add creaminess, while strawberries and honey add sweetness!

This Pink Power Beet Smoothie takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets!

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This Pink Power Beet Smoothie takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets!

Pink Power Beet Smoothie

This Pink Power Beet Smoothie takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets!

Course Beverages (Non-Alcoholic), Breakfasts, Smoothies
Cuisine American
Keyword beet smoothie, cauliflower smoothie
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion Valentine’s Day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies
Calories 191 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 large red beet or 2 baby beets
  • 1 cup quartered strawberries* 150 g
  • 1 banana*
  • 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt or dairy-free alternative, 120 g
  • 1 Tbsp honey 15 g
  • Splash of milk as needed

Instructions

  1. Roast: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Trim, peel, and chop beets into ½ inch cubes. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp water and place in on aluminum foil, fashioning the foil into a sealed pouch. Cook for 40 minutes, or until fork-tender.

  2. Blend: Allow roasted beet to cool. Blend together all ingredients, adding more honey to suit your taste, and a splash of milk if needed to get things moving.

Notes

*Use at least 1 frozen fruit to make this smoothie frosty cold (otherwise, add in a handful of ice).

Nutrition Facts
Pink Power Beet Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Potassium 594mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 44.4g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%
Sugars 35g
Protein 4.5g 9%
Calcium 8%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
A photo from when this recipe was originally published!

This recipe first appeared over on Amanda’s Cookin’, where I’m a contributor. Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy recipes like this Pink Power Beet Smoothie possible

This Pink Power Beet Smoothie recipe takes the classic strawberry banana smoothie and super-charges it with antioxidant-rich roasted beets! A great easy breakfast idea that's healthy and full of flavor. #smoothies #smoothierecipe #veganrecipes #vegetarianrecipes #healthyrecipes

Comments (14)

  1. SweetPickle says:

    I just came back from the garden with so many beets and this smoothie sounds great. What kind of blender is that? and is it a glass or plastic jar? Thanks!

    1. Sarah says:

      Homegrown beets, yum! The blender was an ancient (I think like 20 year old) Waring blender, which I’ve since replaced with a simple handheld blender. The jar was glass, and I’m not entirely sure if beets would dye a plastic container or not. Happy smoothie-making! 🙂

  2. laura says:

    Do they have to be roasted, or can you do raw? I have a ninja.

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Laura! I roast it just to soften it up, but if your blender is strong it should be able to handle chopped raw beets 🙂

  3. Michka says:

    Easy to make tasted so yummy but I only half of the beets( raw)

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Michka! 🙂

  4. Tonya says:

    Is there any nutritional or taste differences if the beets are raw or rosted?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Tonya! I personally think roasted beets have a nicer flavor, more sweet and, well, roasted tasting. Roasted does decrease the nutritional content somewhat, though not as much a boiling them would.

  5. Pam C says:

    This was very yummy!

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Pam! 🙂

  6. Sharon says:

    Can you use organic beet root juice instead of fresh beets and how much would you say?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Sharon! I honestly don’t know as I haven’t tried it like this before. If I were going to try it, I would probably start with 1/2 cup beet juice and then add a frozen fruit (like frozen strawberries or bananas) or more ice to substitute the fiber and bulk that the beets would have added.

  7. Lea says:

    Thanks for the smoothie recipe. I can’t wait to make this.

    1. Sarah says:

      Would love to hear how it goes for ya!

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