This vibrantly colored Berry Beet Smoothie is loaded with healthy ingredients including berries, beets, and chia seeds. It’s super filling and satisfying, and has an irresistible flavor you’ll love – even if, like me, you hate beets!
Beets — people either love ’em or hate ’em. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that about 95% of the population hates them. Including me (unless they’re in the right recipe like this Berry Beet Smoothie, that is). And while they may not taste good, there’s no denying that beets are packed with nutrition and full of detoxifying goodness.
This delicious berry beet smoothie recipe is so yummy it can turn almost anyone into a beet lover (it did me). And it couldn’t be simpler! Made with just 1 blender, a few common ingredients, and about 5 minutes, this smoothie is fruity, colorful, delicious, and detoxifying. Here’s how it’s done!
How To Make Berry Beet Smoothie Recipe
This mixed berry beet smoothie makes for an easy and nourishing breakfast, and it can even be enjoyed as a healthy snack. It calls for a few common ingredients and takes very little time. Best of all, it tastes as good as it looks! Find the complete ingredients and instructions in the printable recipe at the end of the post.
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- high-speed blender
Ingredients Needed for Berry Beet Smoothie
Combined with strawberries and raspberries for sweetness, beets create a vibrantly colored smoothie that is packed with plant-based iron, fiber, folate, and vitamin C. A bit of frozen banana adds potassium and creaminess, and almond milk brings everything together while adding a subtle sweetness and vitamin E.
You will also need:
- ice cubes
- chia seeds
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish – optional
If you don’t like almond milk, you can substitute water instead. It won’t affect the taste much, it’ll be fewer calories, and the color will be even brighter!
To get started, you’ll need to prepare the beets by washing them, wrapping them in foil, and then cooking them in the oven for about an hour. To save some time, you can do all this the night before so when you’re ready to make your smoothie, you don’t have to fool with the beets.
From there it’s as simple as tossing the ingredients in the blender and blending! Pour your smoothie in a glass, top with chia seeds, and enjoy.
Do I Use Raw Beets or Cooked Beets in this Berry Beet Smoothie Recipe?
Raw or roasted beets can be used in this recipe. However, roasted beets will yield a smoother texture and I think a much better flavor! Here’s a great article on how to roast beets from The Kitchn!
Can Roasted Beets Be Stored?
Yes! You can store the roasted beets in the refrigerator for several days until you are ready to use them.
Berry Beet Breakfast Smoothie Printable Recipe
Berry Beet Smoothie
- 2 large bananas cut into chunks and frozen
- 1 cup strawberries frozen
- 1 cup raspberries frozen
- 2 large red beets roasted, peeled, and chopped
- 2 cups almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 6-8 ice cubes
- 4 springs fresh mint optional garnish
- Add the frozen bananas, berries, beets, almond milk, and ice cubes to the blender. Cover and blend on the highest setting until completely smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add a little water to reach the desired consistency.
- Divide between 4 glasses and top each serving with some chia seeds.
- Garnish each glass or jar with a sprig of fresh mint, if using, and serve immediately.