If you’re looking for a delicious berry smoothie recipe that incorporates vegetables too, you’ll love this Sneaky Beet Berry Smoothies recipe. It’s easy to make and packed full of nutrients!
During the warmer months, I’m a huge fan of smoothies. They’re fast, they’re easy, they’re super yummy and they cool you down.
For some reason, I have trouble getting my family to eat beets (although the girls will eat my poached golden beets). It’s one of the few vegetables I have to be sneaky with. I’ll add it to juice or smoothies, and it’s a lot easier to hide that way.
You can use raw beets, but a lot of people prefer the texture of roasted beets. If you roast the beets, the texture will be a lot smoother. There are some tips in the notes section below about how to work roasting beets into your already busy schedule. I’m a huge fan of simplifying routines.
The sweetness of the berries and the bananas really masks the earthy taste of the beets and the almond milk mellows it out. Plus, I love the extra brightness the beets add to the color of this Beet Boosted Berry Smoothie!
If you’ve been looking for a way to sneak more beets into your family’s diet, give this Sneaky Beet Berry Smoothies recipe a try. And be sure to come back and leave a review!
Sneaky Beet Berry Smoothies
- 2 bananas cut into chunks and frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 red beets roasted, peeled, and chopped
- 2 cups almond milk unsweetened**
- 6-8 large ice cubes
- 1 chia seeds
- 4 fresh mint sprigs for garnish, optional
- Add the frozen bananas, berries, beets, almond milk and ice cubes to a high-speed blender. Cover and blend on the highest setting until completely smooth and creamy, approximately 2 minutes. If necessary, add a little water to reach the desired consistency if the mixture is too thick.
- Divide between 4 glasses or mason jars and top each serving with some chia seeds. Garnish each glass or jar with a sprig of fresh mint, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Raw or roasted beets can be used in this recipe. However, roasted beets will yield a smoother texture. To save time on busy mornings, wash and wrap the beets in aluminum foil and toss into a hot oven for approximately 1 hour while making dinner throughout the week. Store roasted beets in the refrigerator for several days until ready to use.