Heart-Healthy Beet Smoothie

This bright red beet smoothie is the perfect Valentine’s Day sip — packed with heart-protecting ingredients to keep you and your loved ones healthy!

Beet and Strawberry Smoothie

How do I love beets? Let me count the ways…

Beets are an incredibly nutrient-dense vegetable.

On top of their rich concentration of folate, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and fiber, beet root is also loaded with phytonutrients.

Phytonutrients are chemical compounds in plants that give them a vibrant color and protect the plant from environmental harm (think bugs, weather). These same compounds have health benefits for humans.

Betalains are the main phytonutrients found in beets which give them a bright red pigment and convey cancer-fighting properties.

Beet Smoothie Recipe

Beetroot juice has also shown to be a potent vasodilator, meaning it helps blood vessels relax, improving blood flow and allowing for healthy heart functioning. Some studies show that beetroot juice may improve cardiorespiratory endurance in athletes.

While I am obviously infatuated with beets, I know they’re not for everyone — which is why I’m excited to share this recipe with you guys!

The beets in my You Make My Heart Beet Smoothie are discretely incorporated into this sweet, creamy drink producing a delicious flavor that even the biggest beet adversary will enjoy.

This recipe is dairy-free and vegan, and makes a delicious snack or dessert.

Watch my easy tutorial for instructions or get the recipe below!

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Heart-Healthy Beet Smoothie
 
An easy, delicious and heart-healthy beet smoothie.
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Recipe type: smoothie, vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 small red beet, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 date
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (can sub soy or coconut)
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender

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Beet Smoothie - made with strawberries, blueberries, avocado, almond milk + beets!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

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Comments

  1. I’m with you–beets rock:) happy Valentine’s Day!
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  2. Looks delicious, and so colorful.! Will definitely give it a try!

  3. Loving the color!! I’m an avocado addict but for some reason I’m always hesitant to add them to my smoothies…I’ll need to change that because this smoothie sounds delish!

  4. I love the color of this! It looks so yummy 🙂

  5. That color is gorgeous! Love beets in my smoothies, plus all the other yummy ingredients you added. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  6. This smoothie is simply gorgeous! Beets add such an amazing color to smoothies!

  7. I cannot get over the beautiful color of this smoothie! Beets seriously make the BEST smoothie ingredient
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  8. Looks so delicious, and so colorful.! Will definitely give it a try 😉

  9. Looks so healthy & delicious. What a great treat for my sweetheart!
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  10. Beautiful photo! Beets add such amazing nutrition to smoothies!

  11. The color of this smoothie is out of this world! Nice recipe!
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  12. Great minds think a like! I just made a smoothie with beets! Super cute.

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