2 Beet Smoothie Recipes

Earlier this week on my social media (find me on Instagram and Facebook), I posted that beets were the food of the week. There are so many great qualities about beets, but not that many easy recipes out there. So I decided to make my own smoothie recipes!

Beets have a very distinct taste that is dirt-like to some. They are full of fiber (4g per cup), folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and Vitamin C. In fact, they have as much potassium as a banana! Beets have been shown in studies to help reduce blood pressure and improve athletic performance.⠀

Beets can be eaten raw, pickled, roasted, steamed, or boiled. I love to add them to salads with some goat cheese, or add them to a smoothie.⠀You can buy them raw or already pre-cooked.

But wait! There’s more! The beet greens are delicious and nutrient packed as well. Don’t throw them away if you get them with your beets – just pick off and add to your next salad.⠀

Creamy ingredients like yogurt and banana can minimize the taste of the beets, as does celery. I tried both in these two recipes. I really like the taste of both, but the second one is decidedly more “healthy tasting”, as my mom told me. It tastes like a fancy juice at a cafe, but it’s got some extra bonus in there!

Beet Strawberry Coconut Smoothie
by Megan Salazar, RDN CSSD

Beet Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz milk (I use Silk Protein Nut Milk)
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 raw beet, peeled and chunked
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Banana Beet Collagen Smoothie
by Megan Salazar, RDN CSSD

Banana Beet Collagen Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz milk (I use Silk Protein Nut Milk)
  • 1 raw beet, peeled and chunked
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 serving collagen peptides (I use Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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Published by Megan Salazar, RDN CSSD

Megan Salazar is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 8 years experience with coaching individuals towards more healthful lives. She loves sharing the potential greatness that individuals can achieve through food, movement and lifestyle. When she's not working with individuals or learning more, she is at home with her husband, 3 kids, and 2 dogs. She loves cooking, baking, and exercising.

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