Red Beet Power Smoothie

Simple Red Beet Power Smoothie - this simple detox smoothie is made with ingredients that you recognize! @healthynibs

There are a lot of things that we do to give ourselves an energy boost. Some of us wake up at the crack of dawn for a solitary run. Others pound a cup of coffee (or two) every morning. As for me, I’m on that vegetable smoothie train.

On any given day, you can expect to see me drinking some vegetable concoction out of a mason jar with a stainless steel straw. Perhaps I am a closet hipster without the tight jeans, tattoos, and perfectly styled disheveled hair.

Even my husband is into my green smoothies. From “What is this hippie green juice?” to “Where’s my green smoothie today?”, I’ve slowly convinced him to eat his kale and love it, too.

However, kale smoothies are so 2015, though. Friends, lettuce turnip the beet!

It actually took me a little while to warm up to beet smoothies, mainly because I didn’t know how to make a good one. My first few smoothies were just too beet-y. I’ve learned to neutralize the beet flavor with other vegetables like celery and carrot juice, and I’m so excited to share this recipe with you and my new e-book of simple vegetable smoothies!

Simple Veggie Smoothies - a FREE E-cookbook with tasty, healthy vegetable smoothies! by Lisa Lin @healthynibs

I know it’s difficult for us to get our daily servings of fruits and vegetables sometimes. Even I struggle with it. That’s why I created this collection of vegetable-based smoothies to get us to eat more vegetables every day. Here’s what you’ll find in this e-book:

  • 8 new vegetable smoothies recipes: they have never been featured on my blog before!
  • Smoothies made with simple ingredients: I wanted to make sure that I only used ingredients that you could easily find at your grocery store. Of course, you can always get fancy and whatever ingredients you like.

The best part is that the e-book is free! All you need to do is sign up for my weekly newsletter. I send a message out every week to give you updates on what’s new on the blog, and I’ll sprinkle some subscriber-exclusive recipes along the way, too. If you’re interested in my vegetable smoothies e-book, or if you would like to hear more from me, be sure to subscribe!

Simple Red Beet Power Smoothie - this simple detox smoothie is made with ingredients that you recognize! @healthynibs

MASTER MY MISTAKES / COOKING NOTES

  • Cooked or uncooked beets: Feel free to use cooked or raw beets, whichever is more convenient for you. I noticed that smoothies made with raw beets tend not to be as smooth, but that didn’t bother me too much.
  • Using the right blender: If you’re going to commit to drinking smoothies a few times a week, I highly recommend getting a high speed blender. I used to make smoothies with a  cheap blender, and I never quite got the consistency that I wanted. Currently, I use a Vitamix, but the Nutri Ninja served me very well for a long time and it’s less expensive than the Vitamix)
  • Storing the smoothies: I usually make batches of smoothies every 2 days and store them in my refrigerator for up to 2 days. Separation will occur, so give the smoothie a good shake before serving.

Simple Red Beet Power Smoothie - this simple detox smoothie is made with ingredients that you recognize! @healthynibs

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes by leaving a comment or sending me a message! Or take a photo of the food and tag me on Instagram so that I can give you a fist bump! Seeing your creations makes my day!

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Red Beet Power Smoothie

3 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 small red beet, trimmed and peeled
  • 1 large apple, cored
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 2/3 cup frozen sliced peaches
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop beet, apple, and celery. Add all ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth. Serve immediately. You can store smoothie in a jar for up to 2 days.
Recipe Type: drinks, vegan, gluten free

Notes

Feel free to use cooked red beets. This smoothie tends to separate quickly, so give the smoothie a quick stir (or shake in the jar) before drinking.

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Simple Red Beet Power Smoothie - this simple detox smoothie is made with ingredients that you recognize! @healthynibs

26 thoughts on “Red Beet Power Smoothie

  1. Erin

    Gosh I love beets so much! I have been needing a new blender for a while now and this recipe has me convinced!! Love the color of this smoothie, so vibrant!

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  2. Liz

    Ohh I’ve never put beets in my smoothies before but this looks incredible! That color is EVERYTHING!! Can’t wait to try 🙂

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  3. Gena

    I love the combination of fruit and veggies here, Lisa! Beet smoothies are awesome, and this one is such a creative mixture of simple ingredients.

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  4. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    Haha! Same thing with Rob… he used to totally turn his nose up and now has a fit if he misses his daily smoothie! They DO make a huge difference! I love a good beet smoothie too.. but balance is important.. too much beet and its a bit grainy. I take mine in a ball jar too… so good! Congratulations on your e-book, Lisa! It is beautiful!

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  5. Zainab

    The color is wonderful! Iven vet put beets in my smoothies. Love this! Boiling some for the baby tomorrow so ill save some for this.

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  6. Willow | Will Cook For Friends

    This might be the prettiest smoothie I’ve ever seen! I love beets, but have had the same issue adding them to smoothies — they tend to just take over. I’ll have to give your version a try. Pinned, and also, totally subscribing to your newsletter! (I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve found your blog… what hole have I been living in?!)

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    1. Lisa Lin Post author

      Willow, thank you SO MUCH for your kind words and for subscribing to my newsletter! I’m soo glad you stopped by and left a comment. I’m excited to start following your blog, too!! Have an awesome weekend!

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  9. Julie | This Gal Cooks

    I’m more of a fruit smoothie lover but one time I did have a smoothie with beets and it was pretty good. I felt super healthy after drinking it.:) I’ll have to pick up some beets and some apples so I can make this. My boyfriend is into veggie smoothies rather than fruit smoothies (house divided, LOL) so he would probably love this! This is lovely smoothie, Lisa. What a gorgeous color.

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  10. Sue Koons

    I make spinach, black beans, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, water, ice, tumeric, a drizzle of honey, banana, apple, a big slice of beet in my smoothie. It is great and we use a blendtec blender,

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  11. Marlene

    Beets are my favorite veggies, I take it daily in my breakfast juice. So far I did´nt find smoothies so great, but this recipe convinced me fully. Thank you for trying it. Your blog is great!

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    1. Lisa Lin Post author

      Yes, you can, Sara! I usually pour extra smoothies into ice cube moulds and freeze it that way. Then, when I’m ready to make the smoothies again, I’ll blend the smoothie cubes with a bit of liquid (water, orange juice, carrot juice, almond milk, etc.). I might add a few pieces of fruit, too, in case the liquid waters down the flavor of the smoothie. Hope this helps!

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  12. D. Sylvester

    Just made Red Beet Power Smoothie. It was meant to be! I had most of the ingredients on hand -freshly picked apples, freshly picked peaches that I cut up and froze a couple of weekends ago, freshly dug up beets from our neighbor, some celery. The only thing I didn’t have was carrot juice, so I substituted with fresh apple cider. Lisa, this smoothie is delicious. Definitely a keeper. The beet is undeniably there, however, not obnoxious. I especially love the little bite of ginger. I used my microplane on the ginger to make sure it would blend well. Also, I keep peeled ginger in my freezer so I have it available at all times. The microplane thaws it instantly. Agree that a power blender is a must. Love my Blend Tec. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will be making this again. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will be subscribing!

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