This powerful beet blueberry smoothie is not just for the beet lover.
It's a healthy, filling, and incredibly nourishing morning smoothie and a great way to start your day or to fuel your body whenever it needs a much-needed boost.
Plus, it's super easy to customize.
Whether you use raw beets, boiled, steamed, roasted, or juiced—only good things come from this favorite vegetable!
Why you'll love this smoothie recipe
- This blueberry beet smoothie recipe is a great way to jumpstart your day or get you through a good workout—you can even add some collagen peptides.
- The earthy flavor of beets is balanced when paired with the right fresh or frozen fruits and citrusy leafy green herbs like cilantro.
- You'll get a vibrant-colored smoothie with a subtle sweetness that is refreshing, super creamy, cleansing, and easy to customize.
- Besides the many health benefits of beautiful red beetroots, it is known to fight off exhaustion and contains many antioxidants.
- Lemon juice adds extra vitamin C.
- You can add coconut water for extra sweetness and electrolytes, yogurt of your choice, or some extra blueberries.
So, let's see what's in it and how you can customize it!
- Red beet: Either use one medium or two small red beets. I usually go for fresh beets, but you can use cooked, boiled, steamed, or any roasted beets from leftovers.
Note: You can also use golden beets. They are usually sweeter in taste than the humble red beet.
- Regular blueberries: You can also use wild blueberries or a combination of both. Wild blueberries usually have a more intense, sweeter taste. Frozen berries can work here as well.
- Fresh cilantro leaves: It's not only a cleansing herb, but its citrusy flavors pair well with beets.
- Juice of fresh lemons: if you can use Meyer lemons. They are sweeter and less acidic. Another option is to mix lemon juice with orange juice.
Full recipe with measurements in the recipe card.
Start off by preparing the beets and, if needed, juice the (Meyer) lemons.
As-is, this beet blueberry smoothy already contains a creamy texture and is usually sweet enough for me.
But there are add-ons that might make this beet blueberry smoothie a little bit sweeter or creamier, whichever you prefer.
- For a thinner consistency: add water or coconut water.
- For a sweeter taste: add extra blueberries or coconut water. But if you love fruit smoothies in general, then dilute the beet flavor with either half a banana, a ripe fig, one Medjool date, or fresh or frozen mango pieces.
- For a creamier texture: add a dollop of your favorite (dairy-free) yogurt as a topping. Other good choices are a touch of coconut milk or almond milk.
Sip and Enjoy
You can't beat beets. This energy-boosting smoothie is the perfect way to incorporate this healthy vegetable into your diet.
Enjoy it for breakfast, as an endurance-enhancing drink, or simply as an afternoon pick-me-up smoothie. Enjoy!
Here are some other good smoothie recipes to switch things up.
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Beet Blueberry SmoothieMariska Ramondino
- 1 red beet about 270 grams
- ½ cup packed cilantro leaves about 27 grams
- 1 cup packed blueberries or wild blueberries about 165 grams
- ¾ cup lemon juice or juice of three large (Meyer) lemons
- ⅓ cup water or coconut water optional
- more blueberries
- Extra cilantro leaves for garnish
- A dollop of your favorite (dairy-free) yogurt
- Peel the red beet and coarsley chop
- Combine all ingredients (except the toppings) in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until you have a beautiful red creamy smoothie.
- Taste test and add more water or coconut water, if preferred.
- Transfer into your cup of choice and add your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
- Beet: if you have a high-speed blender, you only need to chop the beet coarsely. It's best to grate the vegetable if your blender has a weaker motor or dice them really small first. You can also use any leftover cooked or roasted beets.
- Blueberries: I often go for regular fresh blueberries, but you can also use frozen ones. If you like a sweeter taste, try fresh or frozen wild blueberries. Although smaller, they usually have a more intense, sweeter flavor.
- If you can, go for the juice of Meyer lemons. They are less acidic, sweeter in taste, and more readily available in regular grocery stores—often offered next to regular lemons. You can also use a combination of lemon and orange juice.
- Water or coconut water: only add more liquid if the beet smoothie is a bit too thick for your taste. Coconut water will also add a sweeter taste if preferred. I usually do not add any water.
- Toppings: a tad of your favorite dairy-free yogurt will make it extra creamy.
- Extra fruits: for a more fruity drink, try adding ½ banana, one fresh fig, one Medjool date, or a handful of fresh or frozen chopped mango pieces.
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