I know what you are thinking: “Beets in a smoothie – that can’t be good.”

If you think that beets are an odd ingredient in a smoothie, I have to say I thought that too. However, I promise you you’ll change your mind after you try this drink.

The sweetness of the beets blends perfectly with the tartness of the berries, and some fresh orange and ginger brings it all together. You can also experiment which berries you use based on taste, and substitute pineapple or mango for the orange. I have no doubts, you’ll be delighted with this refreshing and subtle concoction once you give it a chance!

Below is a beet smoothie recipe that I tried yesterday, that later turned into a series of recipes, including a delicious gingery borsch. So today, I kept on experimenting with different ingredients, and found some more amazing combinations.

The color of beets is so beautiful and brilliant, so if you want to go for the wow factor more than nutrition, skip the greens. You will still get lots of healthy nutrients in your smoothie.

Just keep in mind that beets can be very cleansing, so don’t drink too much of this smoothie all at once.  I drink eat as much as I wanted, but some people may experience detoxifying symptoms, so just be aware.

Beet-Berry Smoothie Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Beet-Berry Smoothie Recipe


  • 1 cup diced beet, raw or cooked
  • 1 cup mixed berries, blueberries, or plums, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup avocado
  • 1/2 orange or 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk (almond, hemp, coconut, etc.)
  • Optional Ingredients
  • 1 banana, frozen (optional, for smooth texture and sweetness, you may skip if using avocado)
  • 1 cup greens
  • Dash of stevia or a few dates (for more sweetness)
  • 2 tablespoons of nut butter or seeds for extra fat
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp, rice, or other protein for a protein boost


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 full minute. Pour into a glass, garnish with an orange slice and enjoy. Use sliced orange for garnish (optional).
  2. Keep in mind that adding greens will "spoil" the color, so if you care more about presentation than nutrients, skip the greens.

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