Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie

I decided to make a double rich velvety purple-like colored smoothie – which is why I am sharing my blueberry beetroot smoothie recipe with you today!

But creating a colorful smoothie isn’t the only reason why I combined beetroot and blueberries together; they also have so many health benefits too, and they taste great together.

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Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie

Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie

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Indulge in a blueberry beetroot smoothie, a nourishing blend of vegetables and fruit. With antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, it’s a tasty way to energize your day.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 peeled raw beetroot (or steamed unflavoured beetroot)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions

  1. Prepare all your ingredients and measure them as listed in the ingredient list.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. For about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 183
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.5g
  • Fiber: 8.9g
  • Protein: 5.5g

Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie Benefits

Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie surrounded by spinach blueberries and diced beet

This beet smoothie is not only delicious, but it’s also dairy-free and packed with nutrients.

One of my favorite things about this smoothie is how quickly it is to make, and how light it is on my stomach.

When I am having a snack, I don’t like having anything heavy. If you are like me, then this smoothie is ideal.

Other benefits of this smoothie include:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Beetroot, blueberries, and spinach are loaded with antioxidants that protect your cells from damage by free radicals, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and inflammation. (Source)
  • Supports Heart Health: The dietary nitrates found in beetroot can help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow, contributing to overall cardiovascular health. (Source)
  • Boosts Digestive Health: High in fiber, this smoothie aids in promoting regular bowel movements and supports a healthy digestive system. (Source)
  • Promotes Healthy Skin: The vitamin C in blueberries, spinach, and beetroot supports collagen production, which is vital for skin health and elasticity, potentially leading to a more youthful appearance. (Source)
  • Boosts Energy Levels: The natural sugars and minerals in bananas, beetroot, and coconut water can provide a quick energy boost.
  • Aids in Detoxification: Beetroot and spinach support the body’s detoxification processes, helping to cleanse the liver and blood, and remove toxins from the body. (Source)
  • Supports Immune Function: With high levels of vitamin C and other immune-boosting nutrients from spinach, blueberries, and bananas, this smoothie can help strengthen your immune system.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Many of the ingredients in the smoothie have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases and alleviate symptoms of inflammation in the body.

If you like this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my ginger pineapple and beet smoothie as well as my weight loss beet smoothie recipe!

Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie

Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie Ingredients

Apart from the two main ingredients consisting of blueberries and beets, I included additional ingredients that not only enhanced the health benefits but the flavor too.

So, here are the ingredients used in this beetroot blueberry shake:

#1. Beetroot

Beetroot

I used raw beetroot in the recipe, but you can use steamed unflavored beetroot too. Raw beetroot can be very messy to work with because it colors your hands and chopping board.

My hands are still pink as I write this. But there are benefits to using raw beetroot, so I recommend that you use raw beetroot.

#2. Blueberries

Blueberries

I used frozen blueberries in this beetroot smoothie, because they help thicken the smoothie, and also bring freshness to the drink too.

If you don’t have frozen blueberries, you can use fresh blueberries, but add 3-4 cubes of ice in your blender, so you can achieve the same thickness and freshness. 

#3. Banana

Banana

Blueberries alone aren’t enough to sweeten the smoothie and cut down the strong beetroot flavor. 

You don’t want to end up with a smoothie that just tastes like beetroot. Banana is quite strong in flavor, which counterbalances the earthy beet.

#4. Spinach

Spinach

Spinach offers an abundance of benefits and also enhances digestive support benefits, thanks to its high fiber content.

Furthermore, spinach for a leafy green is also very high in protein, giving the smoothie a natural plant-based source of protein.

#5. Coconut Water

Coconut Water

When I think of an ideal smoothie base for beetroot smoothies, coconut water always comes to mind. 

I have made numerous beetroot smoothies, and the one liquid that works best is coconut water.

Now, coconut water is sometimes not easy to find in the grocery store, so if that’s the case, you can also use coconut milk, preferably from a carton, since it’s lower in calories.

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes:

Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

You can easily customize this smoothie, should you want to.

Some  variations I have personally tried and loved include:

  1. No Banana: If you don’t like bananas, don’t worry, you can swap them for mango or pineapple.
  2. The Seeds: No chia seeds? Use other seeds or oats instead. I once tried adding nut butter too, which I liked, but it gave the smoothie a strong nutty flavor.
  3. Protein Boost: Add a scoop of protein powder or 1/2 cup of yogurt if you are not dairy-free.
  4. The Base: Swap the coconut water for either plain water or dairy-free milk such as almond or oat. Just make sure you use unsweetened. 

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The comparability of the bleders very much depends on what type of beet you use.

If you use cooked beet, all the blenders on the list are suitable for this recipe.

However, if you use raw beet, you will need a high-speed blender. Although my Nutribullet did a fantastic job with a raw beet.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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