It took me a few tries to get this strawberry beet smoothie just right. The first attempts had way too much beet, a few strawberries, and not much else.
I quickly discovered that a beet smoothie should not really taste like beet. At least that’s not the way I like them.
I do really like eating beets. I enjoy them as appetizers, on salads, and with meals. But after a few sips of a beet flavored smoothie I was done.
The final version of this beet strawberry smoothie is a wonderful blend of sweet and savory flavors. Strawberries and beets go so very nicely together, and the walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla, and coconut oil add a warming touch.
Strawberries are packed with vitamin C. One serving contains more vitamin C than an orange. They have a unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients providing cardiovascular support and improved blood sugar regulation.
Beets are high in fiber, folate, manganese, vitamin C, and calcium. They are known for lowering blood pressure, fighting inflammation, and boosting your stamina.
Walnuts are a fantastic source of omega-3 fats (healthful fats). They are higher in calories but are low on the glycemic index scale, helping you to feel fuller longer.
Flaxseeds will give your smoothie an omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and protein boost.
Omega-3 fatty acids promote cardiovascular and immune system health, brain and joint function, soft skin, and a lot more. Fiber supports a healthy colon, helps to regulate blood sugar, and makes you feel full for longer. When you feel full for longer you may snack less. This can help a lot when you are trying to lose weight.
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Strawberry Beet Smoothie
- 1 small beet, raw, cleaned and cubed (for easier blending)
- 3/4 cup strawberries
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract (optional, skip this if you are using vanilla protein powder)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
- 3/4 cup water (more if using frozen fruit)
- 4 to 5 ice cubes (skip if using frozen fruit)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Want to know what I use to create these delicious smoothies? Visit my Resources page to learn more.
If you’d like to try other vegetables in smoothies check out my guide 16 Vegetables to use in smoothies that are not leafy greens.
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