Beet smoothie recipe (also called beetroot smoothie) is made with raw beets, carrots, ginger, apple, leafy greens, and no added sugar. Raw beet smoothie is a healthy start to any day!
This beet smoothie with carrots, ginger, apple, and microgreens is a delicious way to cleanse your body after a long weekend or holiday. This healthy smoothie brings fiber, potassium, vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, chlorophyll, and enzymes into your diet in a delicious, convenient way!
Instant Pot beets and refrigerator pickled beets are alternative ways to prepare this nutritious vegetable. But since the smoothie uses raw beets, you're getting all the benefits in a five-minute recipe.
Beetroot smoothie recipe ingredients
raw beets - also called beetroot. The whole beet is used for this recipe and no cooking is required.
apple - Any variety of apple will work for a beet smoothie. The sweeter, the better, since there's no added sugar to the recipe.
carrots - use any kind of carrot and leave the skin on, if possible, for more nutrients.
greens - I used sunflower sprouts for the photos, but you can use any greens (kale, spinach, or microgreens).
ginger - Fresh ginger, not powdered, is a MUST for this recipe.
ice & water
Should I peel beets for this recipe?
Not necessarily. Sometimes I peel the skin when it looks dirty, even after scrubbing the surface with a vegetable brush.
Can you blend raw beets in a smoothie?
Most definitely...that's how I always make mine. I love my NutriBullet Pro 900 for everyday, single-serve, smoothies. I use my Vitamix for family-sized smoothies. I use these tools for shakes, salad dressings, chopping nuts, and grinding coffee.
Can you make a beet smoothie in a standard blender?
Technically yes, but a regular kitchen blender will leave your smoothies chunky and chewy. They just don't pulverize the plant fibers as effectively as high-speed blenders such as a Vitamix or Nutribullet.
Health benefits of beets
Beets (beetroot) are known to maintain heart health and blood pressure, support brain function, aid digestion, reduce inflammation, reduce obesity risk, and increase energy levels. They have a low glycemic load, so they tend to be very diet friendly.
How to prepare beets for other recipes
Roasting, boiling, and grilling methods are probably the most popular ways to prepare beets. I happen to love raw beets in salads where I simply shred them with a box grater, grate them in my food processor, or run them through my spiralizer.
Beet smoothie or beet juice?
Both are very popular ways to get nutritional benefits. I prefer blending over juicing because I want the fiber to accompany the beet juice.
More healthy recipes
Apple Ginger Beet Smoothie
- 1 Beet, stem removed, scrubbed, quartered
- 1 Apple, cored and quartered
- ¼ cup Carrots, loosely chopped
- ½ cup Kale, rinsed, drained
- 1 tablespoon Ginger, peeled (or not)
- ½ cup Ice Cubes
- Water, as needed to adjust consistency
- In a high-speed blender, add BEET, APPLE, CARROTS, GREENS, GINGER, and ICE CUBES.
- Add water to come up at least halfway up the sides of the blender container.
- Pulse or blend on high speed until smooth (15-30 seconds), adding more water as needed to adjust consistency.
- Serve immediately, or freeze in an airtight container for later. Thaw enough to serve with a straw.
Traci's Recipe Notes
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