This smoothie has a vibrant color as well as flavor! You can definitely taste the beets, but you can also easily decrease how much you put in if you prefer less beet flavor and more fruity. Such a great smoothie for your morning pick-me-up!
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When I'm taking the time to make a smoothie I want it to taste great, include lots of nutritious ingredients, and tide me over for more than an hour!
This is truly the fruit smoothie that can't be beet as it checks all the boxes, and then some. There are quite a few ingredients but again, I want my smoothies to count! I started with wanting a smoothie with raw beets. They add such incredible color and many nutritional benefits. I also wanted to be able to taste the beets in this smoothie instead of adding a tad just to color it. The great thing is that you can add more if you really love the taste of beets, or you can back it down if you want the color and just a little flavor. Don't worry, the other fruits and sweetness shine through just as equally!
Nutritional Benefits for Raw Beets
When beet root is eaten raw it maintains more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Beets contain:
- Vitamin B-6
Does This Smoothie Store Well in the Fridge?
Yes! One reason I really love this smoothie is that I've made a large batch and enjoyed it over 3 days with the flavor and texture remaining pretty much the same. That cannot be said for many smoothies (usually they need to be enjoyed the day of).
Freeze any leftovers or use popsicle molds to enjoy it as a frozen treat!
What Does this Smoothie Taste Like?
You really can taste all the ingredients, in the best kind of way. It's very fruity and sweet, with a kick of beet. I keep the aloe juice minimal because I don't love tasting it too strongly in my smoothies, so you get the benefits of including it without the flavor.
I love using aloe juice in my smoothies but you can easily replace it with water, beet juice, coconut water, or more milk!
Can I Make this Dairy Free?
Sure! Try replacing the yogurt with a vegan Greek yogurt or just a non-dairy yogurt. Same goes for the milk- try a coconut, almond, oat, cashew, or hemp milk!
- Instant Pot Ace Plus
- Vegetable Peeler
- Sharp Knife
- Small Bowl
Fruit Smoothie That Can't Be Beet
- ¼ cups quick oats
- ¼ cup hot water
- 1 ¼ cup frozen bananas 1 large banana or 2 small
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cup plain full fat Greek yogurt
- 2-3 teaspoon raw honey
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup aloe juice (or water or beet juice)
- ⅔ cup raw beets peeled and chopped into 1” cubes
- optional 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
- Prep ahead of time by ensuring you have sliced bananas and pineapples frozen.
- When ready to blend, start with soaking the quick oats in ¼ cup hot water in a small bowl while you prepare the remaining smoothie (option to soak rolled oats overnight).
- Add all ingredients to a blender, adding the soaked oats last, and blend until smooth!