This Beet Banana Smoothie is a healthy, antioxidant-packed smoothie option, great for after a workout, packed with banana, mango, raw beats and spinach. You won’t even taste the spinach in this beet spinach smoothie.
I feel like my smoothie intake goes way up in the spring and summer. You too? Something about warm weather makes me crave these cold, refreshing beverages more. And this tropical raw beet smoothie meets all of the refreshing smoothie criteria.
So, the next time you’re thinking about beetroot smoothie ideas, remember this beet smoothie recipe!
What’s in A Beet Banana Smoothie?
- frozen banana – natural source of sweetness
- frozen mango
- 1 medium beetroot (or 1/2 cup canned beets)
- almond milk (I used vanilla)
- vanilla extract
- spinach or kale
- honey, optional – provides some additional sweetness and disguises some of the beet flavor
- Coconut chips, optional (for topping)
Smoothies with frozen fruit and greens and smoothie recipes with greek yogurt are my favorite kinds of smoothies! Full of protein, calcium, Vitamin D, probiotics and more, they can be so fruity and refreshing.
Unlike my greek yogurt smoothies, this beet pre workout smoothie is a wonderful option BEFORE a run or workout. Since it’s lower in protein, your muscles can use the glucose more quickly and efficiently for exercise.
This Beet Smoothie Recipe Is Full of Nutrients
Not only are you getting all the phytonutrients and fiber from the beets, but the spinach is adding additional Vitamin A, Vitamin K and folate, promoting healthy cells.
And not to mention the ample Vitamin C from the mango will keep your immune system strong through this allergy season!
Unlike juices, which extract all of the fiber, smoothies are great ways to get nutrients in and keep the fiber.
Out of an ingredient? This beet banana smoothie can be really forgiving and easy to make substitutions with. Don’t have spinach? Use kale! Or omit the greens completely.
Don’t have honey? Try maple syrup!
You can also use fresh bananas and mango, rather than frozen. But, I would recommend adding ice if you do so.
Can You Use Fresh Beets in Smoothies?
Definitely. I love using fresh beets in smoothies because it decreases their messiness, compared to cooking or baking with them. Plus you still get all the nutritional benefits!
However, if you prefer not to use fresh beets, make a canned beet smoothie recipe just as easily. You can use about 1/2 a cup of canned beats.
Smoothies with beets and spinach may not sound very enticing, but trust me, not only is this beet banana smoothie full of nutrients, but it’s extra tasty and you can’t even taste the spinach.
Can You Use Beet Greens in Smoothies?
Yes, don’t waste them! They are full of several nutrients, like Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
Rather than a kale spinach beet smoothie, you could totally substitute the spinach or kale for beet greens if you so choose.
I had a bunch of beets from our recent CSA, and figured I’d try my hand at putting them in a smoothie. I’ve seen it done before, but I always doubted the power of a liquified beet taste. Until I made this.
And c’mon – you can’t deny the power of a beautiful smoothie color. It turns on your taste buds a little bit more, am I right? Or maybe it’s just me.
We’ve been pretty conscious about including more beets in our diets, especially since we’re an avid running household and they have some advantageous benefits on enhancing blood flow for a race day nutrition plan.
How To Make This Beet Spinach Smoothie
This beet smoothie recipe couldn’t get any easier. Just add all of your ingredients to a high speed and powerful blender (I highly love and recommend the Ninja) and press start.
There isn’t a ton of protein in this beet smoothie recipe, so if you wanted to have it as a meal replacement or just a protein-packed snack, you could easily add a scoop of greek yogurt or protein powder.
I think vanilla protein powder would be your best bet, to really make sure you don’t mask the tropical flavors.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 medium beetroot, peeled and diced
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup spinach
- 1-2 tbsp honey, optional
- Coconut chips, optional (for topping)
- Peel and dice beet, and place all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 12gSugar: 75gProtein: 10g
Want More Beet Recipes?
- Add beets into breakfast with a sweet potato, quinoa and beet breakfast scramble!
- If you’ve never added beets to your sandwich before, they pair well with goat cheese, like in this beet and goat cheese sandwich
- This sweet potato beet smoothie is full of immune boosting antioxidants!
- Butternut squash and beet salad is a staple for fall
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