Healthy Beetroot Protein Smoothie

Enjoy an earthy and healthy beetroot protein smoothie, made without protein powder.

Enjoy for breakfast or as a power snack!

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Beetroot Protein Smoothie

Healthy Beetroot Protein Smoothie

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Power up with a Healthy Beetroot Protein Smoothie, a nutrient-packed drink blending the earthy goodness of beetroot with protein for energy and muscle support.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 small streamed beetroot (unflavored & unsweetened)
  • 3 tbsp of shelled hemp seeds (or 1 scoop of protein powder)
  • 1 cup of low-fat milk (use dairy-free if needed)
  • 1 tbsp smooth nut butter of choice (I used peanut butter)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients as listed.
  2. To a high-speed blender, add the beet and hemp seeds followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour into your favorite glass cup and sip!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, tips, and more, scroll down!

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 23.2g
  • Fat: 19.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.1g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 13.2g

Why Make This Protein Beet Smoothie?

Beetroot Protein Smoothie

The ingredients in this fruity beet smoothie aren’t super unique, except the shelled hemp seeds.

They are the perfect plant protein source, and they are also considered a superfood!

Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
25% of hemp seed’s total calories come from protein.

That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, whose calories are 16–18% protein.

Other reasons why you should make this protein beet smoothie include:

  1. Rich Nutritional Profile: Beetroot is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, offering numerous health benefits, including supporting heart health and improving blood flow.
  2. High in Protein: This smoothie provides a substantial protein boost, which is essential for many different reasons.
  3. Natural Sweetness: The frozen banana not only adds creaminess but also natural sweetness, reducing the need for added sugars and making the smoothie appealing to those watching their sugar intake.
  4. Healthy Fats: The inclusion of nut butter not only adds a rich, creamy texture but also provides healthy fats and sustained energy levels.
  5. Antioxidant Powerhouse: Beetroot and bananas are both high in antioxidants, which combat oxidative stress and so much more.
  6. Easy and Quick to Prepare: This smoothie requires minimal ingredients and is quick to blend, making it an ideal choice for a nutritious breakfast or snack.

If you love this beetroot smoothie as much as me, I think you will also like my fat burning beet smoothie and my pineapple beet smoothie recipe!

Beetroot Protein Smoothie
Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes:

While customizing a beetroot smoothie can be a bit tricky, there are some ways to change it up, should you want to.

Below are some tested variations you could try that I have personally loved:

  • No Banana: Not a fan of bananas? No problem. Swap them for frozen mango or even berries. 
  • The Hemp Seeds: Since not many people have shelled hemp seeds at home, you can either use chia seeds or a scoop of unsweetened protein powder!
  • Nut-Free: For a nut-free smoothie, swap the peanut butter for sun butter, or add 1/4 avocado.
  • Green Infusion: I added kale once, and I really liked it in this smoothie. I haven’t tested other greens, but I am sure they will work just fine too.

Equipment:

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

If you use raw beets, using a BlendJet 4000mAh won’t work. I have tried it. 

It can only handle soft cooked beets.

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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