This berry beet smoothie is thick, creamy, and the perfect healthy breakfast to kick off a busy day. Made perfectly sweet thanks to ripe banana, frozen raspberries + frozen strawberries, this beet smoothie recipe uses a precooked beet for the ultimate of ease. Full of Greek yogurt, milk, peanut butter + chia seeds, this smoothie is truly filling. comes together in 5 minutes + a delicious way to add protein & fiber to your morning.

Berry beet smoothie being poured from a blender into a a tall glass. There is a beet, a bowl of peanut butter, and berries next to the glass and vlurred in the bckground.

Fruit and veggie smoothies have been a big part of our lives since we started our veggie-loaded journey years and years ago. In fact, adding smoothies into our daily life was (literally) the very first change I made in my family’s life….and it has stuck.

Their ease, never ending variety, and how delicious they make veggie-loading our mornings has made smoothies a regular part of our life. My Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is a reader and personal favorite, but this berry beet smoothie recipe has always been one of my favorite ways to easily enjoy beautiful (and good for you!) beets.

This Filling Berry Beet Smoothie recipe gets its beautifully, vibrant color from pre cooked beets (use my method or just grab them from the refrigeration section of the produce department at the grocery store) and beautiful berries! The natural sweetness of banana, strawberries and raspberries helps to balance the earthy flavor of beets perfectly and I’ve add yogurt, milk, chia seeds, and a little peanut butter (or whatever nut butter) to the mix for a boost of protein + healthy fat. Thanks to the use of precooked beets, this smoothie literally takes 5 minutes to make, makes 2 hearty servings, is vegetarian, gluten free, creamy, dreamy and truly has staying power!

Ingredients for berry beet smoothie on a white table before being made into a smoothie.
Ingredients: frozen raspberries, natural peanut butter, chia seeds, milk, Greek yogurt, precooked beet, water, ripe banana, frozen strawberries.

How to make this smoothie

A precooked beet in a blender with milk before being blended. Other ingredients for the smoothie is on the table next to the blender.
Place your precooked + peeled beet with the milk into your blender.
Pureed beet in a blender with milk. Bowls of ingredients for the smoothie are on the table next to the blender.
Blend until the beet is entirely pureed and there are no chunks. This step is helpful to make sure the beet gets pureed entirely + easily.
Greek yogurt in a blender on top of blended beet and milk. There are bowls of other smoothie ingredients on the table around the blender.
Add the Greek yogurt to the blender….
All ingredients for the berry beet smoothie in the blender before being pureed together.
…along with the frozen berries, ripe banana, peanut butter, and chia seeds.
Finished berry beet smoothie in a blender on a table with bowls of ingredients around it.
Blend until smooth and creamy. Add water if needed to reach desired consistency.

How to cook beets for this smoothie…or find the pre-cooked one!

If you have scrolled down and looked at the ingredients, you will have noticed that there are beets in this bad boy. DON’T FREAK OUT. This smoothie is especially perfect for those of you who are beet skeptics! The cooked beet has a MUCH less earth flavor than a raw beet and that mild beet flavor is delightfully balanced in this smoothie by the naturally sweet banana and berries. In fact, this smoothie tastes more like berry ice cream than anything beety.

  • Pre-cooked beets: Lots of grocery stores carry cooked beets in the refrigeration or freezer section! Unseasoned canned beets will also work as long as you drain off their extra liquid. That way, you can make these beet recipes without having to do extra prep work.
  • Roasting: I prefer to roast my beets to use in beet recipes.   The roasting process really makes the natural sugars in the beets come to the surface and also cuts way back on the bitterness. Roasting also helps beets hold onto their beautiful red color and make for a stunning beet smoothie. Once cooked, easily peel those beety beaties and pop them in your fridge or freezer to use in this smoothie (or other beet recipes!).
  • Instant Pot: If you don’t want to roast your beets or are short on time, my second suggestion is to cook your beets in your Instant Pot. They cook up quickly and are perfect for adding to a beet smoothie recipe like this one.
Berry beet smoothie in two glasses on a marble table with blurred ingredients on the table next to the glasses.

Suggested adaptations

  • Add more or less beet. Beets are one of those veggies that people either love or feel super iffy about. I find that using a small cooked beet (about 1.5 ounces) is the perfect balance in this smoothie. But if you are in the iffy-camp when it comes to beets, start with half a small beet. Or if you love love love beets, throw in 2 small beets! Make this beet smoothie recipe your own!
  • Use 2 bananas or add a Tablespoon of honey if you like your smoothies extra sweet.
  • Use blueberries instead of raspberries or strawberries.
  • Make it dairy-free by using your favorite plant based milk and vegan yogurt in this simple beetroot smoothie.
  • Up the protein by adding in a scoop of your favorite protein powder during the blending process.

Recipe testing tips from Taesha

  • Be sure to blend your milk and cooked beet first before adding remaining ingredients. I know the ease of shoving everything into the blender all at once is tempting, but I recommend taking this one teeny tiny extra step to ensure you have the smoothest beetroot smoothie. Especially if you are not using a high-speed blender. That first step of blending the beet with the milk ensures the beet gets entirely pureed so that you don’t end up with chunks of beet in your smoothie.
  • If you are cooking your own beet for this smoothie, be sure to peel it before adding it to the smoothie.The skin of the beet is the earthiest tasting part of the beet, in my opinion. So, be sure to peel those suckers! It should come off quite easily after cooking. If you are using a pre-cooked beet from the grocery store, those typically are already peeled, so you are good to go!
  • Be sure your banana is RIPE. The banana adds a lot of sweetness to this smoothie. But bananas get sweeter the riper they are. If you use a green or just yellow banana, your beet smoothie will be less sweet.

Can you use raw beets in a smoothie?

Beets can be washed, peeled, and enjoyed raw.

However, their earthy flavor will be extra prominent in a smoothie if you add beets raw. Therefore, I suggest cooking your beets before adding them to a smoothie. Cooking beets (especially roasting) brings out the natural sweetness of a beet and reduces that “dirt” flavor that some people don’t enjoy.

If cooking beets just feels like too much, don’t forget that I mention about using the precooked ones from the grocery store. I find them in the refrigeration section of the produce department and make adding beets to recipes SO much easier since they are cooked AND peeled.

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Berry beet smoothie in two glasses on a white table with smoothie ingredients around it on the table. One glass has a straw in it.
Filling 5-Minute Berry Beet Smoothie
5 from 8 votes

Filling 5-Minute Berry Beet Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
This berry beet smoothie is thick, creamy, and the perfect healthy breakfast to kick off a busy day. Made perfectly sweet thanks to ripe banana, frozen raspberries + frozen strawberries, this beet smoothie recipe uses a precooked beet for the ultimate of ease. Full of Greek yogurt, milk, peanut butter + chia seeds, this smoothie is truly filling. comes together in 5 minutes + a delicious way to add protein & fiber to your morning.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup milk , I used 2%
  • 1 small beet, cooked and peeled, about 1½ ounces
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt , I used low fat
  • 1 Tablespoon  chia seeds, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 very ripe banana, the riper, the sweeter it will be.
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, about 6 ounces
  • ½ cup water, or more to reach desired consistency

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Place milk and cooked beets in you blender. Blend until beets are completely pureed.
  • Add remaining ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add extra milk/water (if needed) a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Divid the smoothie between two glasses and enjoy immediately.
Serving: 0.5the recipe, Calories: 339kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 180mg, Potassium: 777mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 268IU, Vitamin C: 65mg, Calcium: 352mg, Iron: 2mg