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!
Both blueberries and beetroot create rich-coloured drinks, combined? The color is even more outstanding.
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.
Beets And Blueberries Benefits
Blueberries are high in antioxidants, whilst beetroot is high in immune-boosting properties, thanks to Vitamin C.
But that’s not all, beetroot also contains, B vitamins, fiber which is great for digestion, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium.
Blueberries also have common vitamins and minerals that beetroot has as well, which only doubles the amount of vitamins and minerals your body gets thanks to this combo.
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:
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.
I used frozen blueberries in this beetroot berry 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.
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.
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
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.
How To Make a Beet Blueberry Banana Smoothie
The method for making this smoothie is super simple.
- Peel the beetroot and cut the stems off
- Slice the beetroot in 4.
- Wash the spinach.
- Add all the ingredients together in a blender, and blitz until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
You can drink this beet blueberry spinach smoothie straight away, but you can also store it, and drink it the next day.
I recommend that you drink it within 2 days max, it doesn’t last very long, so make small batches, to avoid spoilage and having to throw it away.
Blueberry Beetroot Smoothie
- 1 Blender I used this one
- 1 peeled raw beetroot or steamed unflavoured beetroot.
- 1/2 cup/75g frozen blueberries
- 1/2 large banana
- 1 handful of spinach washed
- 200 ml coconut water
- Prepare all your ingredients and measure them as listed in the ingredient list.
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 4-5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!