This Strawberry Banana Beet Smoothie is a delicious and nutritious way to start the day. This recipe is dairy-free and vegan, but is so creamy and satisfying. You can’t taste the beets in this sweet smoothie.

two glasses of beet smoothie with fresh strawberries

This delicious beet smoothie recipe is just perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. You’d never guess that it includes a serving of vegetables! And, because of the strawberries and beets, the color is just gorgeous.

Because the fruit and the beets are high in natural sugars, you don’t need to add any additional sweeteners or sugar to this recipe. It is perfectly sweet and delicious just as it is.

This Strawberry Beet recipe makes 2 servings, with each serving containing over 60% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and about 25% of the recommended intake of calcium and magnesium. That is a healthy smoothie!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Beets are incredibly nutritious. Learn more about the health benefits of beets. Not to mention, bananas and strawberries are full of nutrition and help make this beet smoothie an overall superfood winner.
  • This healthy smoothie can be adapted to meet your needs. You can swap out the frozen fruit for whatever you have on hand. You can also use beet powder instead of fresh beets, if you prefer (you’ll need about 1 tablespoon of beet powder).
  • The gorgeous pink color of this smoothie makes it great to serve to kids. They won’t know there are vegetables hidden inside (see my list of the best vegetables for picky eaters).

Key Ingredients

ingredients for banana beet smoothie

Frozen banana adds natural sweetness and creaminess to this healthy vegetable smoothie. See my guide for how to freeze bananas for smoothies.

Frozen strawberries help mask the flavor from the beets and also add to this gorgeous pink color of this recipe.

Nut butter adds healthy fat and helps keep you full longer. Use peanut butter to help mask the flavor of the veggies the most. Or, you can also use almond butter or your favorite nut or seed butter.

Almond milk or your favorite milk acts as the base of the smoothie.

Beets that are cooked and cooled are best for this recipe. You can also use pre-cooked beets that you buy from the grocery store (either canned or from the refrigerator section).

Protein powder is optional, but helps make this a meal replacement smoothie if you desire.

Recipe Steps

process photos for how to make banana beet smoothie

Step One

Gather up your ingredients, including roasted beets. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.

Step Two

Combine the ingredients in a quality blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix. You only need to blend the smoothie for about 30 seconds to get it nice and creamy.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Serve immediately!

If you want to meal prep this smoothie, you can make it up to a couple of days in advance. Another way to meal prep smoothies is to combine the ingredients in a zip-top bag, minus the almond milk. Place the bag in the freezer and then just add almond milk when you are ready to blend.

beet smoothie served in glass with straw

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • It’s always good practice to layer your ingredients into the blender with the liquids on the bottom. This will help the motor run efficiently.
  • Feel free to use whatever nut butter or seed butter you like, including cashew butter, peanut butter, pumpkin seed butter, or whatever you like.
  • To make this Strawberry Beet Smoothie a balanced meal, try adding a scoop of collagen protein to this recipe to help balance the macronutrients. If you are vegan, try this unsweetened vegan protein powder. You may also want to check out my list of the best clean protein powders or the best protein powders for pregnancy.
  • You can also use beet powder instead of fresh beets, if you prefer (you’ll need about 1 tablespoon of beet powder).
  • You can use canned or pre-roasted beets in this recipe if you don’t want to cook your own.

FAQs

Can I make this beet smoothie in a regular blender as opposed to a Vitamix?

Yes, but it might not be as smooth as the photos.

Can I use raw beets instead of cooked beets?

Yes, but cooked beets are much sweeter than raw beets. If you use raw beets, be sure to scrub them well and cut them into very small pieces so they will get blended.

Can you taste the beets in this smoothie?

Not really. The dominant flavors are banana, strawberry, and nut butter.

How do you cook beets?

I recommend cooking beets in the Instant Pot (check out my recipe for Instant Pot Beets. This is the absolute easiest, mess-free way). Or, you can wrap the beets in foil and bake them in the oven.

two glasses of beet smoothie with bowl of strawberries

Other Easy Smoothie Recipes You Might Like

I love making and sharing smoothie recipes! Most of my recipes are vegan and dairy-free including the following:

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banana beet smoothie in two glasses

Strawberry Banana Beet Smoothie

This Strawberry Banana Beet Smoothie is a delicious and nutritious way to start the day. This recipe is dairy-free and vegan, but is so creamy and satisfying. You can’t taste the beets in this sweet smoothie.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 large cooked beets, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional, for added protein)

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high speed blender, combine the almond milk, banana, beets, strawberries, almond butter, and protein powder, if using.
  2. Turn on high and process for 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Notes

  1. It’s always good practice to layer your ingredients into the blender with the liquids on the bottom. This will help the motor run efficiently.
  2. Feel free to use whatever nut butter or seed butter you like, including cashew butter, peanut butter, pumpkin seed butter, or whatever you like.
  3. To make this Strawberry Beet Smoothie a balanced meal, try adding a scoop of collagen protein to this recipe to help balance the macronutrients. If you are vegan, try this unsweetened vegan protein powder. You may also want to check out my list of the best clean protein powders or the best protein powders for pregnancy.
  4. You can also use beet powder instead of fresh beets, if you prefer (you’ll need about 1 tablespoon of beet powder).
  5. You can use canned or pre-roasted beets in this recipe if you don’t want to cook your own.

Keywords: banana beet smoothie, detox smoothie, vegan beet smoothie

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