Raw Beet Smoothie with coconut and blueberries is a healthy and delicious breakfast. The mild beet flavor goes well with the coconut and sweet blueberries. Go ahead, drink up your beets!
This beet smoothie is the best!
Whoever said you can't put beets in your smoothie clearly never had this one.
I know it's not necessarily the ‘normal' thing to do with beets, but then there's been a lot more than basic roasted beets going on around here lately. There was that Dark Chocolate Beet Cake (please promise me you'll make that one day), and the Raw Beet, Carrot, and Apple Salad, and now this beet smoothie.
I have to tell you guys … before I made my first beet smoothie, I was pretty much convinced that this was going to be a big fat fail. When I told my handsome man that I was making us a beet smoothie for breakfast, I was surprised he didn't bolt for the door. Seriously, you should have seen the look on his face. I'm telling you this because, if you think this is a bit of an odd combo, you're not alone.
Turns out that I was completely wrong; raw beet smoothies are a big win. They are not only an incredibly healthy breakfast, but they are also delicious, too.
This smoothie does taste a little like beets but it's not as overpowering as you might imagine. The beet flavor is surprisingly subtle. Even my toddler loves to drink beet smoothies.
A high-powered blender works best for this recipe. My Vitamix has not problem pulverizing the beet into liquid form.
If you have a regular blender, either grate the beets first or use steamed beets.
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Beet Smoothie Recipe
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- 1 medium beet, diced (see notes)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup light coconut milk, shake the can well before you open it to mix the cream with the milk
- ½ cup cold water
- Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.1 medium beet, 1 cup frozen blueberries, ½ cup light coconut milk, ½ cup cold water
- Drink up your raw beet smoothie!
I was introduced to the “beet root cocktail” at Pearl’s Cuisine on the beautiful island of Dominica (not the Dominican Republic). I don’t ordinarily like eating beets – they taste to me like a big spoonful of dirt – but coconut milk and fruit juice complement the beet root juice to make a very satisfying concoction.
Naturally, Caribbeans use citrus juice rather than blueberry juice; so, as you would for a blueberry pie or blueberry jam, I found that adding 1 Tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice to this recipe dramatically brightened the flavor. A little added sweetener also went a long way. Also, I put the beets through a Champion Juicer for a less-pulpy drink.
Great tip about the lemon juice. Yum!
Looks mouthwatering! I share recipe in a CSA newsletter and will be sure to include a link to your recipe this week! Yum!
I love beets. So I’m excited to try this smoothie
I’m a huge fan of beets too! Hope you love the smoothie!!
Can you recommend a high powered Blender?
I’ve had my Vitamix for about three years now and LOVE it. The price tag is steep, but it’s honestly the best money I’ve ever spent on my kitchen. 🙂
I LOVED THIS! I eat smoothies almost every day for breakfast, but I was in a bit of a rut, and this was just completely unique. I love beets, but I’ve never tasted them like this! It never even crossed my mind to use beets in smoothies before! The one modification I made was to use milk instead of water, and to use a little less of both the milk and coconut milk than in the recipe. It was wonderfully thick. Next time I may eat it as a smoothie bowl and top it with bananas and coconut. Thanks SO much for this!
I’m so happy to hear you like the recipe! Love the idea of turning this into a smoothie bowl. I’m going to have to try that!
Can you use almond milk, rather than regular milk?. Trying to keep it vegan..
There is no milk in the recipe. Did you mean to swap the coconut milk with almond milk? You definitely could, although I really like the flavour the coconut milk gives to the smoothie. 🙂
Had this for breakfast, was amazing!!!!! should have used the straw tho!
I’m so happy to hear you liked it! Hooray for yummy beets!! 🙂
Done and done! Making this tomorrow morning. Sounds delicious – we use beets in our smoothies already but I love the coconut milk/blueberry combo.
I hope you loved it as much as I do!!
Looks beautiful and jumps off my screen! Wish I could take photos like this. I bet it tastes amazing with the sweetness of beet and the tartness of the berry. Will give it a try soon.
Thank you so much!!
How good do these look! I can’t get enough beet or coconut in my life, and these sound amazing!
Thanks so much, Allyson! I totally feel the same about beets and coconut. 🙂
The colour of this smoothie is just incredible! Love healthy smoothies to start my day off with – so the recipe is just ideal for me.
Thank you so much! I love starting my day with a smoothie too. I always seem to have so much more energy when I do.
“Pretty” is right!! Seriously, only you could turn beets into such a classy looking drink. That coconut “fringe” is a gorgeous finishing touch! 🙂
Thank you so much!!
Can you use raw beets or should they be cooked?
Oh yes, I should have been more specific! I use raw beets when I make this. 🙂
Can I use cooked beets?
Absolutely you can!