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Beets lovers or haters - there's no denying that these ruby-hued root vegetables pack a nutritional punch. Loaded with vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium, several minerals and antioxidants, beets are a great way to fuel your body—especially when they're blended into a delicious smoothie. They're also low in calories and have zero fat.

So, if you're looking for a way to add more beets to your diet, try making a beet drink. Not sure how to make a beet smoothie? These 3 simple beet smoothie recipes and helpful tips that even the most novice of home chefs can follow.

Beet Smoothie: BEFORE / AFTER

Do Beets Detox The Body?

Beets are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can help detoxify the body. Beets contain betalains, which are powerful plant pigments with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties.

They also contain high levels of Vitamin C which helps to flush out toxins from the body. Consuming beets in a smoothie is an easy and delicious way to help your body detoxify.

Some Good Beet Smoothie Recipes

#1. Beet Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1/2 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup cooked beets (about 1 medium beet)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
  3. If you find the smoothie too thick, add more almond milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
  4. If you find the smoothie too sweet, add a squeeze of lemon juice.
  5. Add ice cubes if you desire a colder drink.
  6. As is, this drink is refreshing. Add a mint sprig to make it extra special.

#2. Beet Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup cooked beets (about 1 medium beet)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)

Directions:

  1. Toss all ingredients into a blender and purée until combined.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
  3. If the smoothie is thicker than you would like, add more almond milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
  4. If the smoothie is too sweet for your taste, add some lemon juice.
  5. If you want a colder drink, add ice cubes.
  6. Enjoy as is or garnish with a sprig of mint.

#3. Beet Berries Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup cooked beets (1 medium beet)
  • 1/2 cup freshly pressed orange juice
  • 1 cup mixed berries or blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of either plain low-fat yogurt or low-fat coconut milk.
  • 2 tablespoons of granola
  • Honey or agave syrup to taste
  • Ice cubes & sliced oranges for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add more orange juice until it reaches the consistency you want.
  3. If you find the smoothie too sweet, add a squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy!

What Fruit Or Vegetable Combines Well With Beets?

Beets are very versatile, and pair well with other fruits, particularly citrus. Try adding some oranges to your smoothie for a tart and sweet flavor combination!

Other good combinations include apples, pears, kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, and pineapples. You can also add avocados for some added creaminess.

Beets are best paired with other vegetables that have a mild flavor like cucumber, carrot, tomato, celery, spinach, cabbage, kale, zucchini, and ginger. Experiment and find your favorite beet smoothie concoction!

What Juice Goes Well With Beets?

Orange juice and beet make a great combination in smoothies as the acidity of the orange help to balance out the earthy flavor of beets.

You can also try pineapple or apple juice for a sweeter flavor. For more complexity, try adding lime or lemon juice to your smoothie to bring out more layers of flavor.

What Milk Combines Well With Beets?

You can use any type of milk you prefer. Chocolate, almond, oat, or cashew milk are all great options to give your smoothie a creamy texture and flavor. Soy, coconut, and hemp milk are also popular alternatives that work well with beets in smoothies.

What Is The Best Time To Drink A Beet Smoothie?

The best time to have a beet smoothie is in the morning or shortly after waking up. A beet smoothie can also help you feel energized and ready to tackle your day.

Beets are rich in iron, potassium, and energy-boosting nutrients and can provide your body with an extra layer of nourishment in the morning.

Do you know that beetroots are good for athletes and anyone who loves sports? Beets are packed with nitrates, which helps increase their oxygen-carrying capacity so athletes can work out longer and harder.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don't have cooked beets on hand, no worries! Just peel and chop one fresh beet and add it to the blender with the rest of the ingredients. You may need to add an extra splash of milk to get things moving.
  • If you are short of time and can't prepare fresh beets, add beet powder to your juices for an extra dose of vitamins.
  • For a frothier smoothie, add 1/2 cup chilled coconut water before blending.
  • Bonus recipe: watch the video tutorial below for a beet smoothie recipe with a tropical twist - Beet Pineapple.
Refreshing Immune boosting Beetroot Pineapple Smoothie | Nanaaba's Kitchen

There you have it—a delicious and nutritious smoothie that's perfect for breakfast, post-workout, or whenever you need a little pick-me-up. Beets not your thing? No problem! These beet recipes are easily adaptable to your taste.

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So give these smoothie recipes a try. The possibilities are endless. So go ahead and get creative—and enjoy! You'll be enjoying a nutritious, heart-healthy snack in no time. Happy blending!

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