You're going to love this healthy Beet Smoothie! It's made with strawberries and almond milk and lightly sweetened. Even if you're not a huge fan of beets, you must try this smoothie recipe!
You know I'm a huge fan of quick breakfast recipes, and this beet smoothie is just that!
Truthfully, I don't even love beets, but this smoothie is delightful, thanks to the addition of berries and dates. So, even if you're a little skeptical, I suggest you give this smoothie a try.
- An easy way to add beets to your diet
- A fruit smoothie that you can easily customize to your liking
- Gluten free and can easily be made vegan too
- Beet - small/medium beet; make sure to scrub it before dicing it and using it in this smoothie recipe
- Strawberries - can sub mixed berries; frozen
- Dates - dates help sweeten this smoothie; if you need a substitution, try 2 tablespoon honey and add more to taste
- Yogurt - plain Greek or dairy free
- Almond milk - or ANY kind of milk
I love smoothies so much because they are QUICK and easy!
For this beet smoothie, you'll simply add all of the ingredients to your blender and pulse for 1 minutes until it's smooth.
If you're using frozen strawberries, ⅔ cup milk should be perfect. If you're using fresh berries, start with ¼ cup milk and increase as needed.
I recommend using a high-power blender, like a Vitamix or Hurom, rather than a NutriBullet. I love my NutriBullet, but beets can be a little tricky to blend, so a larger blender is best.
What are the health benefits of beets?
Beets contain a healthy amount of fiber and Vitamin C, along with iron, magnesium and Vitamin B. If you like them steamed or roasted, great! But, if not, adding them to your morning smoothie is a great way to add them to your diet.
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- 1 medium beet
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup dates pitted
- ⅔ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoon plain yogurt can use dairy free
- Chop beet up into bite size pieces.
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published in January 2015. It was updated with new text and photos in November 2020.
Deryn @ Running on Real Food says
That is soooo pretty! Probably the only reason I use beets in smoothies actually 😉 gotta have that prettiness factor. The health benefits are ok too I guess. Thanks for sharing!
This smoothie is stunning! I'm always looking for ways to add veggies in the AM and I am SO trying this <3
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says
This smoothie is so gorgeous! I love the strawberry beet combo, yum!
Brandon and I don't have any plans either but dinner and a movie always sounds good to me. Even if it's cliche!
Sometimes you just need a good cliche ya know?
Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon says
Beautiful smoothie!! I want to date you on V-Day if the bonus is a smoothie like this 🙂
HAHA deal 🙂
This sounds fabulous! I have been craving a beet juice but just might have to whip up this smoothie instead!
Alysia @ Slim Sanity says
i do like beets. This is such a great way to use them! Plus I love the pretty colored food they make 🙂
Chelsea @ Raw N' Toned says
Yum this looks so good!!! I've never really done anything or Vday, but this year the boyfriend wants to go to a restaurant that just opened up. I'm super excited 🙂
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
Ohhhh you know I'm all about that gorgeous color! You eat with your eyes first, and if this tastes anything like it looks, I'm in heaven ;). I actually have a beet recipe coming up as well! They're SO delicious and GAHH I feel like it's the millionth time that I've mentioned it in this comment, but THE COLOR! Pinning!
Thanks chick! Excited for YOUR beet recipe!
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch says
Girl....you know I love you....but beets.....nope. I can't. I've tried so many times because it looks so beautiful in soups/smoothies but ICK! Very beautiful though! 😉 If we ever meet in person you'll have to try to prove me wrong about beets.
Hahhah I'll force you to drink it and only put 1/4 of a beet and the rest strawberries. Deal?
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I love me some beets - and combining them with strawberries in this smoothie has me drooling!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
Never had beets in a smoothie, but it sure is pretty! I love love love valentine's day. I'm a total sucker for all things lovey dovey. Definitely one of my favorite holidays!
I need to text you. We need to Skype. Anyway I'll throw some V-Day plans your way. xoxo
ps I need to go get strawberries I've never had a beet shake. Is that crazy?
You know I'm always free to Skype 😀
Tina muir says
Ooooh I love beets! This sounds wonderful. I have never used dates in my smoothie before, but it looks so lovely and creamy! Thanks for sharing, hope wedding planning is going well with you!