This smoothie is my new obsession. I ordered this smoothie at our local build-your-own-smoothie bar and it’s SO good.
The combo of berries and beets is simply delicious, and this smoothie packs a mega antioxidant punch. Beets are incredibly high in antioxidants and are extra good for your digestive system. The coconut milk adds some healthy fats and also blends it nice and smooth. This is my go-to Fall smoothie.
Frozen berries are available year round and are a great price. If fresh are available they will work perfectly too. I believe in eating in season as much as possible, but frozen berries a superfood that I keep in my freezer year round because of they’re so good and so good for you.
I can't believe I used to not like beets! I love them now, and what I found was they taste amazing when raw or roasted. I still don't care for boiled or pickled beets, and that's usually how they're prepared. If you think you don't like beets, try them in this smoothie to taste the difference.
If you’re at a juice and smoothie bar ask for fresh beet juice in your smoothie since it’s extra concentrated, but if you’re at home and can’t/don’t want to juice, just use a small peeled raw beet.
The measurements are flexible, just aim for about 1 cup total of any mixture of frozen berries.
Berry 'N Beet Smoothie Recipe
- ¼ cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup frozen rasberries
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 ounces freshly pressed beet juice*
- 4 ounces full fat coconut milk**
- ½ cup purified water (plus more as needed)
- handful of ice
Method: Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
*Use freshly juiced beet juice. If it’s not available, use 1 small raw beet (about 2 inch diameter) that has been cleaned and peeled.
** Use real organic coconut milk, usually found in a can. Avoid the stuff in milk-style cartons in the refrigerated section as it’s usually high in preservatives and fillers. You can also substitute with any kind of fresh nut milk, such as almond milk, too.