This Beet Banana Smoothie is a healthy, antioxidant-packed smoothie option, great for after a workout, packed with banana, mango, raw beets and spinach. You won’t even taste the spinach in this beet spinach smoothie.
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This beetroot banana smoothie is really helping my smoothie intake go way up in the spring and summer.
Something about warm weather makes me crave these cold, refreshing beverages more. That’s why I have a roundup of my favorite greek yogurt smoothies for inspiration.
This tropical raw beet smoothie meets all of the refreshing smoothie criteria.
If you’re someone who doesn’t know how to include beets in your diet, a beetroot banana smoothie is a great starting point!
Whether it be as a post workout snack or a meal in itself with all the toppings, this banana beetroot and spinach smoothie should be on your rotation.
Beet Banana Smoothie Ingredients
The next time you’re thinking about beetroot smoothie ideas, remember this beet smoothie recipe.
- frozen banana – provides a 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 or maple syrup optional – provides some additional sweetness and disguises some of the beet flavors
- Coconut chips – optional (for topping)
To keep your banana beet smoothie vegan, go for maple syrup and omit the honey.
Smoothies with frozen fruit and greens are my favorite kinds of smoothies because you’re getting so many antioxidants and polyphenols in there. Great for overall health.
Plus, 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 this beet mango smoothie is lower in protein, your muscles can use the glucose more quickly and efficiently for exercise.
How To Make This Beet Spinach Smoothie
This vegan beet smoothie recipe couldn’t get any easier.
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.
Nutrition in Beet Mango Smoothie
The beetroot banana smoothie benefits are endless. More about the nutrition of beets here.
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.
You can also use fresh bananas and mango, rather than frozen. But, I would recommend adding ice if you do so.
FAQs and Tips
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, you can 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.
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 to reduce food waste.
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. It came out so good!
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?
We’ve been pretty conscious about including more beets for running, especially since we’re an avid running household and they have some advantageous benefits on enhancing blood flow for a race day nutrition plan too.
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