Beet-Plum-Ginger Smoothie Recipe

I’m definitely in the mood for more adventurous smoothie recipes recently.

I got a bit tired of using banana in all my smoothies, plus, I want to use more local ingredients, and bananas are nowhere to be found in New Jersey (I mean on the trees, they do sell them in stores ;-)), so I’m experimenting with ingredients that I haven’t used before, such as oats, pumpkin, squash and… beets.

And, just as I love to come up with fun ways to make you eat your kale, it’s now my mission to warm you all up to beets, one recipe at a time.

The color of beets is so beautiful and brilliant, so if you want to go for the wow factor more than nutrition, I suggest you skip the greens. You will still get lots of good stuff, since beets are so-good-for-you, rich in vitamin A, B, C, E, K and lots of potassium, folate, manganese, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphor, selenium, zinc, sodium, copper, iodine and who knows what else. Plus, unlike beet juice, it contains lots of healthy fiber. You can call it “whole beet juice recipe” if you like. You can also make it into a delicious beet soup.

The sweetness of the beets in this beet smoothie blends perfectly with tartness of lime juice, plus the gingers gives it the “zing” that really brings it all together in one deliciously beety smoothie.

Beet Plum Ginger Smoothie

Beet Plum Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium beet, washed well and quartered
  • 2 cups spinach, or other leafy greens
  • 6 plums (I used Italian plums)
  • 1 ripe banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 cup water/ice or more to reach desired consistency
  • Optional Ingredients
  • 1/4 avocado (or use 1/2 avocado if skipping banana)
  • 2 tbsp. agave, a few figs or other dried fruits/sweetener

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until very smooth. Pour into a beautiful glass and serve immediately keep refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

Notes

If you want to go for the wow factor, skip the greens. The color will be amazing.

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So, I decided to add ginger…

Beet Plum Smoothie Recipe: Ingredients

Beet Plum Smoothie Recipe: Ingredients

And finally … the beet smoothie!

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Beet Plum Smoothie Recipe: Ingredients

This really turned out surprisingly tasty, so keep checking back for more recipes with beets…!


For all my blending recipes I use Vitamix. If you don’t already own a VitaMix, I strongly encourage you to check out what this machine is capable of! For more information about VitaMix you can go directly to the VitaMix website. You may also want to read my post about the Best Blender.

I LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily!

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Beet Smoothie in Vitamix

The Making of Beet Smoothie: Inside of my Vitamix


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