Blueberry Beet Smoothie

By Shelly Rose  , , , , , ,

June 24, 2017

Ridiculously rich in antioxidants, vibrant, tangy, and gingery, this smoothie has all the good stuff. It'll hit the spot just right on a hot, summer mid-morning or afternoon when you want to cool off and stay light. Add a splash more of orange juice or your favorite kombucha to thin it out if it's too thick.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: about 2 8 oz servings


1 small beet, or 1/2 of a medium one, cooked

1 cup blueberries

1 cup beet greens, packed (kale or chard works, too)

1 juice of a lemon

1/4 avocado

1/2 cup orange juice, more if needed

1 tbsp grated ginger root

2 handfuls of ice


1Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Serve up right away with a few blueberries atop.

If you opt to use raw beets, be sure to chop them up well, so they easily blend. I usually like to cook a batch of beets ahead of the week to add beets to my salads or use from quick sides, so I already have them cooked and ready to throw into a smoothie.