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Look how beautiful this Beet and Blueberry Smoothie is! Not only is it rich in color, it is also rich in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. This smoothie recipe is the perfect addition to your healthy lifestyle.
Beet Blueberry Smoothie
I have been enjoying a smoothie or juice every morning for awhile now. I really like making different ones by trying different fruits and vegetables. Well, Ninja Kitchen messaged me on Twitter to try one with a beet. A BEET. That may not sound weird to you, but I will be honest…I was scared! But, I did it! I will openly admit that I bought the smallest beet I could find though for my 1st time using one 😉
For my 1st beet smoothie I used my small beet, cucumber, tart apples, and frozen blueberries. Fresh blueberries would be fabulous as well, I just so happened to have frozen blueberries in my freezer. I will admit, I LIKED IT! I also loved the beautiful purple color 🙂
Here are some of the health benefits of the ingredients in this smoothie recipe:
Beets – They are very high in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and they also contain vitamin B.
Blueberries – These beautiful blue…berries…are the King of Antioxidant Foods. Antioxidants protect our bodies from damage and can even help with anti-aging.
Apples – They are extremely high in antioxidants, fiber and flavanoids. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so why not start adding them to your smoothies?
Cucumbers – These are great for rehydration. Cucumbers are also a great source of vitamin B, so that means they are a natural pick-me-up.
Protein Powder – Helps keep you full longer and makes your smoothie extra creamy.
Now, here is my Beet Blueberry Protein Shake recipe, make sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
Beet Blueberry Protein Smoothie
- 1 small beet cut in half
- ½ tart apple cut in slices
- 4-5 cucumber slices
- ⅓ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 serving of your favorite protein powder I used vanilla
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 3-5 oz coconut water - or your choice of liquid
- Place ingredients as listed above into your Nutri Ninja or blender
- Turn it on Ultra Blend - or similar setting
- Blend until smooth
I did like adding in the apples, the more fruit and veggies, the better right? 🙂 Make sure to let me know if you try this Beet Blueberry Smoothie!
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44 thoughts on “Beet Blueberry Smoothie”
Beets hmmm I would still be willing to try it I just worry about taste.My mom love them so this may be goo for her too.
Ooh, I never would eat beets as a toddler or kid or adult! Heh heh. But this looks fantastic as a smoothie! Thanks
This actually looks really good. I’m not a beet person myself, however I am willing to give it a shot since you said it tastes good. Thank you for sharing the recipe. =)
This sounds super healthy and one I have to try.
I would never have thought of putting a beet in a smoothie. It is a pretty color. Will have to try. Thanks!
I love beets, but also never thought to use them in a smoothie! I’ll have to give it a try!
I’ll have to try this, I bet it has all kinds of Vitamins!
I bet the coconut water helps. It looks interesting. People, including me, dont realize the importance of purple veggies.
Thank you for sharing this healthy smoothie recipe with us. I have never tried one with these ingredients.
I think I would question using beets also. But the more I think about it – why not!! I love beets and the gardens harvest is always plentiful so this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, can’t wait to try it. And knowing it came from Ninja only makes it that more special. My Ninja is my #1 small appliance!
I have to try this! Looks healthy and delicious!! Thanks!
I don’t like beets but, in that context, they may be alright. I’m always looking for healthy drink recipes. I’m looking forward to trying it.
Well, it would be super nutritious, that’s for sure. I just don’t think I would care for it.
I really don’t know how I feel about the beets but I’m sure my mom would love to give it a try.
Beets are not an ingredient I would have considered for a smoothie. I think I’ll try it, so thanks for passing on the suggestion from Ninja Kitchen.
Thanks so much for the Recipe for Beet Blueberry Smoothie Recipe! I like beets, however, I’m not too sure how I would like an uncooked beet in a smoothie. I guess I’m from the “old school ways” because whenever we made smoothies, it was always a fruit smoothie (never put vegetables in it). I have a question, did you put the greens from the beet in with your smoothie? So many people are using greens like spinach or kale. I’m not a fan of spinach, and, I’ve never tried kale! I’m so afraid to try to make a smoothie with vegetables because I don’t know if I would like it or not. I’m really not a big vegetable fan (especially the types that are used in the smoothies these days), however, I would like to be healthier! Did this smoothie taste more like blueberries? I have a few frozen bags of blueberries and I also have apples, however, no cucumbers or beets (other than canned). I guess what I’m trying to say is that I am really afraid to try these smoothies because I’m really afraid I will not like them. You said it was good and that you would make it again. I believe you, however, I’d love to know exactly what the flavor was like. Thanks so very, very much for sharing this smoothie recipe with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks so much! Michele 🙂
Hi Michelle. Don’t be afraid to add a handful of spinach or kale to your fruit smoothie. I do it all the time. You won’t taste the greens because the fruit (blueberries or strawberries) mask the taste. I use almond milk along with vanilla protein powder (i.e. Juice Plus) and all of this makes a fabulous drink!
I have started using more greens – I haven’t used Kale yet – but I definitely will! Thank you 🙂
I got the booberries but no beets. I will have to try a different idea with the booberries.
I may try this one! I eat beets rarely. But, I have smoothies almost daily. This could be one I put into the mix. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, thanks fort his recipe. Beets are so healthy for you. They are blood cleansers. My favorite vegan burger is a beet burger made at a local cafe, so I know I will love this smoothie.
I never would have thought of pairing beets and blueberries together but this does sound really good. I’ll have to grab some of both when I go to the store.
I love blueberries, it seems delicious!
i love beets, but this had me wondering about the taste at first. i am glad it taste good, because i love everything in it. i am going to try this.
Looks delicious but not a beet fan!! Might have to try it though!! Thank you for sharing.
Never had a beet smoothie before so I don’t have a favorite recipe. I wouldn’t mind giving it a go though, as long as it had some berries in it.
I love beets. I’m going to try it.
I really think Id like this. I love all the ingredients. I am so hungry for beets right now lol. Yummmm
I do like beets, but I’m not sure I would want to drink them in a smoothie. It might be okay, but I would be scared to try it. Lol.
I suspect that this is very healthy. It frightens me, I won’t even eat beets. I’d probably like it if I tried it not knowing that beets were in it.
Love beet juices , and this sounds like a refreshing blast!
it looks pretty and it looks good but looks can be deceiving.the thought of beets in it scares me.i hate most veggies.i wonder if you can taste them.maybe if you didnt tell me they were in there you might be able to tricj me into drinking it..lol
Love beets, love blueberries. love smoothies and purple is my favorite color, so this is a recipe that I will definitely be making!!!
the recipe says 1/3 juice plus – 1/3 of a scoop, 1/3 of a cup?
Yes – it’s 1/3 Cup – Thank you for pointing that out – I will clarify that in the post. 1/3 cup IS one scoop 🙂 I like to put the 1/3 cup for those that may have lost the scoop (like me 😉 )
I have never made smoothie’s but I need to start and this does sound good!
This also sounded a bit crazy to me, adding beets but I do like it and love the color. I will definitely have to try
this one out, I usually use frozen everything loll because it just seems easier for me..
I really don’t mind beets at all, since my grandmother always made them, in fact she even dyed easter eggs with beet juice. so i think this would make it tasty and going to give it a try!
Beets can overpower a smoothie if you use too much.
Funny I should run across this post today. My husband brought in some beets pulled from our garden and said “Here’s some beets for your smoothie today” I told him I don’t put beets in smoothies, I juice them. This is because I never thought of using beets in smoothies. I love beets. So guess what kind of smoothie I’m making tomorrow?? Thanks so much for posting this!
You are more than welcome! That was the 1st time I have ever used a beet in my smoothie – and I was pleasantly surprised! I’m not scared of them anymore – woohoo 🙂
This is a very good recipe. I have found it is not necessary to use 1/3 cup of JP vanilla shake mix – 1/4 cup is enough to blend in with all the flavors!