Get your drink on with this blood orange beet smoothie. It's sweet and earthy and full of everything good for you in one gorgeous glass. The perfect healthy smoothie recipe to start your day.
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. That's not much of a secret around here with all the breakfast recipes on the blog. Usually, I start my mornings with a nice big smoothie. We're talking a huge 32oz mason jar full of smoothie. This is especially true if I am working on recipe testing in the kitchen because I tend to not have lunch on those days. It's pretty bad. About 80% of the time my daughter has to remind me that it's lunch time and to get something ready for her. So it's pretty important that my daughter I get something nice and nutritious in the morning. Lucky for me, she is as much of a smoothie-aholic as I am.
I've been craving beets lately. When I was younger, I would hate beets. The earthiness was too much for me and it was like grabbing a fistful of dirt and shoveling it into my mouth. Now I've learned to love that earthiness, especially now that I've learned how to bring out the natural sweetness in beets that balances out that earthiness. Citrus, especially oranges, does well to bring out that sweetness and really cuts down the earthiness and is my secret weapon when I am trying to sneak beets into someone. And now that it is winter, a blood orange beet smoothie seemed like a scrumptious smoothie option.
And guys, this smoothie is addictive.
The blood orange beet smoothie is sweet, but not overly so and the flavor of the beets and berries mix with the blood oranges to create a whole new flavor that is so hard for me to even describe. All I can tell you is that it will make any person a beet believer. A "beet-liever" if you will. Even my daughter loves it and she hates beets. (what kid doesn't?) The Almond Breeze Almond Milk adds a light creamsicle flavor to the smoothie which I think helps to make it even more kid-friendly. And the best part is that this smoothie is nutrient-dense and will keep you full for hours.
Blood Orange Beet Smoothie
- 1 banana sliced and frozen
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 1 medium beet
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- ¼ cup spinach
- ½ cup blood oranges
- 1 ⅔ cups almond milk
- Mix all the ingredients into the blender in the order listed,
- Blend on low until the bananas begin to break up. Slowly bring the speed up to medium and blend for about a minute.
- Slowly bring the speed up to high, or until you see a vortex in the middle of the blender. Blend for about 1 - 2 minutes, or until smooth.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own.
Do you cook the beets first or use them raw?
Hi Jenni! I used mine raw, but if your blender isn't a high powered one, you may want to cook the beets a bit to soften them.
Joy @ Joy Love Food says
I love beets too, this smoothie sounds delicious, beautiful color too! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!
Thank you! I hope you get a chance to try it!
This smoothie looks amazing! Beets used to be the bane of my farm share box, until I started blending them in smoothies. What a game changer!
I'm glad I'm not the only one sipping a quart jar of beet smoothie!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
What stunning colors! I love beets 🙂
Beets give the best color ever in drinks. I love that you used blood orange here. We both had beets and smoothies on the brain today!