Red Beet Smoothie Recipe and 10 Benefits of Beets

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Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Made with Raw Beets

Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Recipe by angela roberts

My grandfather always used to say in his Italian accent, “eata  youra beets, they are a good for youra blood.” He always told me that carrots were good for my eyes and beets were good for my blood.

He was from Sicily, and at the time, I thought maybe he just thought beets were good for the blood because they are so red.

The day he died I was home alone with him and my younger brother. I was 10 years old, and as sad as it was, I have a good memory about that weekend. The night before he died, we had red beets and fish.  He sat at usual spot, at the head of the table, and I passed my beets down to him.

I, along with many people, didn’t know how good beets can taste, because the beets we ate were canned. I grew up and started making my own beets, and discovered my grandfather was right.

Beets are good for your blood and an often overlooked super food, which, when prepared properly, can turn a bad beet experience around.

The proof of how good this is in the video below! Kids love it, and you know we all think kids hate anything healthy. How untrue! This is now a few years old and the boys aren’t as shy but they are still drinking smoothies.

The Red Drink was born after the green drink became popular in our home!  A days ago we made our first red drink in the Vitamix and I’ll admit, I was a little cautious. The green smoothie has become so popular around here that I didn’t know if I could switch it up a bit. Then last week, I saw a show that highlighted the benefits of beet drinks.

The Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Recipe has the healthiest ingredients.

I got out the kale, apple, orange and a handful of strawberries to see if it would taste good. This drink was astoundingly popular because it tastes so good.

How to Make a Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Recipe by Spinach TIger

Ditch Juice: Involve Children in the Process of Making Healthy Smoothies

I spend my time concerned about my health and the boys’ health. I stopped buying juice this year because I think they have no real benefit for children. They stimulate a sweet tooth and contain empty calories. I decided that if they are going to drink juice,  it’s going to be in whole food form with ingredients I can trust.

The beauty in preparation is that they help me pick out the fruits and vegetables and they put them into the machine. They press the button. They get involved and this is part of the experience. I hope one day, they are doing this same thing for their children.

At first, I was surprised that they would enjoy the green smoothie or the red drink, but they plead with me every day to make the green and red drinks. I thought I would have to convince them, but they ended up convincing me and proving that whole foods in their natural form are just better!

How good does this red beet Vitamix Smoothie look?

Healthy Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Recipe by Spinach Tiger

This gives us big people something to ponder. Do we prejudice kids with our own food view and do them a disservice?  Probably so, even me, who tends to love all good red, green and yellow food from the ground.

Drinking raw beets is the closest thing to a cocktail without the alcohol. It’s powerful, and no wonder. It’s not just an anti-oxidant; it’s a SUPER ANTI-OXIDANT.

This is made with RAW beets, which have more anti-oxidant power than cooked beets. A blender that is as powerful as a Vitamix will process it. I have had my Vitamix for six years and I can’t imagine life without it.

I knew that when I made this raw beet salad.

Take a little time to read the benefits of red beets and just imagine how happy your body will be with this beautiful elixer.

Ten Benefits of Beets and the Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Recipe

  1. Beets are a super food, a super anti-oxidant that fights cancer and reduces inflammation.
  2. Beets are good for working out.  They improve blood flow, which increases endurance during a workout.
  3. Beets purifies the blood and cleanse the liver.
  4. Beets have been proven to lower blood pressure and reverse hypertension.
  5. Beets help to deliver oxygen to the parts of your body that need it, even the brain.
  6. Beets may have an aphrodisiac effect as they contain high amounts of boron, related to the production of sex hormones.
  7. Beets are high in fiber, high in vitamin C and folic acid, and contain sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phospherous!
  8. Beets contain folic acid aids in physical healing, and is good for pregnant women.
  9. Beets are good for your mental health, as they contain betain, which aids in depression.
  10. Beets are the sweetest vegetable, high in good carbs, low in calories and give you the right kind of energy.

If you’re thinking that you don’t like beets, you might just love this. The raw beets are earthy and sweet and the other fruits harmonize with and balance the beet taste. This is the best tasting red beet vitamix smoothie recipe. 

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People have been asking for the nutrition values and they are included in the recipe.  Just remember this is for two servings, so double it if you drink it all yourself.

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4.59 from 46 votes

Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Recipe

Healthy, delicious red beet smoothie made with raw beets and fruit.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 1 small apple cored.
  • 1 raw red beet washed, peeled. Only use RAW beets.
  • 1 handful berries frozen
  • 1 handful kale can also use beet greens or spinach
  • 1/4 cup pineapple frozen (optional)
  • ½ naval orange peeled
  • 1/2 cup Ice
  • 1/2 cup Iced water
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed optional

Instructions

  • Layer every ingredient into a vitamix. Make sure you have enough water, but not too much so that the ingredients will mix well.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 8g

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  7. 5 stars
    I’ve been making this for a few days straight now. I used frozen mangoes instead and it’s sooo good! I also added 2 dates because I liked them sweeter. Glad I found this recipe! Thanks for sharing!! Who says you can’t have a vegetable for dessert? Lol

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  10. 4 stars
    yes nutribullet does very good beetroot smoothie with other fruits/spinach leaves but the beetroot needs to be chopped into small pieces. The taste is excellent

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    1. Im sorry, but you cant get rid of Diabetes or Hypertension. Once a Diabetic always a diabetic and same with HTN.

      They can be controlled but cured

      1. That’s not true (physician here). Most people don’t get rid of them but for type 2 diabetes and hypertension they can be cured sometimes if someone has a poor diet and obesity for instance but then dramatically changes what they eat

        1. However, herbal medications are completely unregulated and have no requirements for safety testing so I don’t recommend them.

        2. Mary do you know if spinach is bad for Hashimoto’s? I’ve googled the heck out of it and honestly there’s no hard evidence that it is only loose causal logic that it might be with opinions on both sides.

          Just want to concur you can reverse hypertension and type 2 but you’re right about type 1. Truly they need to come up with completely different names for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. I reversed hypertension and so did my dad. My husband is type 1 diabetic and will always be insulin dependent. My mom has type 2 diabetes and needs to tune up her diet and exercise which is what my dad and I both did along with supplements.

      2. My mom was once a diabetic but when she went back to the Philippines and started eating better and for less than a year she’s no longer diabetic. My dad also had hypertension but got rid of it without a single medications.

  18. I’m wondering if Angela or perhaps anyone else who has tried this beet drink could provide insight. I’m currently doing a 4-week Ayurvedic based detox cleanse, but the facilitator has also added other cleanse concepts for participants to explore. One discusses the practice of food combining and looking at which food groups should not be combined because of their different digestion rates and when they are combined you can experience bloating, gas, etc. One foundation is that fruits should be eaten alone and not be combined with vegetables (this facilitator offers flexibility to add leaf greens or celery). So, I’m curious if anyone has experienced gas or any other digestive symptoms with this beet and fruit smoothie?

  19. 5 stars
    I keep a cup of beet juice in my fridge and tell my friends that I drink blood. lmao. I mix kale, carrots, celery hearts, beets, ginger, spinach and water in a single serve blender and it is fantastic. I feel great after a cup of that in the morning. Helps to ease the earthy taste if you add a bit of orange, apple, or/and lemon.

  20. I have been drinking beet smoothies for a while now. When I first tried it I used things I had on hand. One banana, one cored apple, one probably medium beet and covered them with apple juice. Never needed to change that. I may try your ideas too.

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  22. People are confused between juicing and smoothies. You can’t just juice and gobble down a bunch of beet juice LOL. You’ll definitely have side effects. It’s a whole different thing.

    Meanwhile, another good combo is to use dark cherries instead of the other fruits and I add a TBS of cacao. They also sorta mask the earthy flavor of the beets if your balance is a bit off.

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    1. Yes any blender which can pulverize your ingredients – You may have to not put frozen ingredients if your blender can’t handle it. So chop the beets small since they’re a bit hard. Not a problem, though. . It’s more effective if you blend up the greens with the water FIRST then add the fruits, too.

    2. Hi!

      My blender is cheap so I grate my beets and chop everything finely and that does the trick.

      Trish

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  26. I just started making this smoothie for my whole family. I’m sure if I stuck to the recipe alone, it would be delicious. I have added to it so I have an ultra anti-cancer smoothie (I had cancer at 19 so this is important to me to stay proactive). I add raw local honey, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, bananas, probiotics, flax seed oil and cod liver oil. After adding those, it is a much less tasty smoothie but the recipe is a great base and exactly what I was looking for!

  27. 5 stars
    From 1 Sicilian to another BRAVO! Wonderful drink! My husband is hooked now and only wants to drink this in the morning instead of solid food. I am having him add 1/2 of Avocado too to boost the potassium…and replaced the kale (it tastes too strong for him), with baby spinach…THANK YOU so much for this because he loves it and I know he is eating well….(Your kids are adorable by the way) 🙂

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  34. Hello, I NEED TO ASK WHAT GREENS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT SUBSTITUTION FOR KALE AND SPINACH ~ I AM A LONG~TIME HYPOTHYROID FEMALE, …AGE 68. TY KINDLY ~ M L

      1. Wait a minute…why are spinach and kale not good for Hashimoto’s?! My daughter has it and low on iron so she’s been eating a lot of both. We are new to this. We finally decided to try some dietary changes because meds not really helping. We read a lot about this and she’s doing paleo but we are still learning and confused by this.

          1. I did but there is so much conflicting information. Not sure what to believe. She supplements a bit of iodine but eating about half a pound per day. Not seeing specifics on amount. Hard to imagine spinach could be bad for you.

    1. 5 stars
      Me too, I dont waste any part of the beets.
      I make a tasty turkey or chicken salad with beet greens and the stems.

      I literally replaced of lettuce with Beet greens and/or spinach.

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  36. Red Beetroot smoothie, your recipe and video look so delicious and ultra velvety. i like to blend raw veggies, including roots, but find that my wonderful new Optimum 8200 blender makes a rather fibrous or sort of chunky result that I have to sieve or munch. Perhaps I am using it wrong. I can’t afford a Vitamix and wonder if the Nutribullet is able to produce a really smooth velvety non chunky result….? Thanks so much. Helen

    1. yes nutribullet does very good beetroot smoothie with other fruits/spinach leaves but the beetroot needs to be chopped into small pieces. The taste is excellent

  37. I’m really looking forward to trying this with gold beets in my Vitamix….I love beets pretty much any way they are prepared. I had no idea they had so much going on with them nutritionally! Thanks for the information…..I’ve pinned your recipe for use one morning! 🙂

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  39. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about beets lately (especially its benefits to exercise) but have been struggling with incorporating them into my diet. This smoothie sounds great. Will have to give it a shot and see how it works. Thanks!

  40. This looks absolutely delish!! Will go straight to the kitchen and make it 🙂
    Question- where do you buy those super cute glass bottles shown in the video? It’s just what I’ve been looking for.
    Thanks and happy new year! 🙂

  41. I just found this page from Google. Great website! I’ve been making healthy smoothies in my Nutribullet every morning (that I’m not out of town) this year. I’ve reversed signs of aging, have clear, smooth skin, tons of energy, gotten rid of hypertension and lost weight in the process!

    I’m new to beets. So far I am loving my beets/strawberries/pineapple with hemp protein, collagen and superfoods (chia seeds, goji berries, spirulina & maca) combo! Looking forward to trying this recipe soon!

  42. 5 stars
    I made the recipe this morning, but with spinach instead of kale. Lemon instead of orange and also some coconut water. I loved it and felt so health drinking it. I added a tablespoon of honey for my husband and son. My husband was not as enthusiastic as me, but will drink it for the benefits. My nine-year old son did not like the smoothie. I will try again with less beet for him.

  43. I was so excited to try this recipe! I ran right out and got all the things I’d need. The color was amazing, but all you could taste was beets 🙁

  44. I will have to make this recipe! Love my Vitamix too! I just made a beet smoothie with one raw, washed, organic beet (skin on) and added about a handful of mixed greens, 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries, one raw carrot, and 11oz of coconut water. That was all and it was great! I have never liked beets but recently started making myself eat them. This was my first beet smoothie and I actually liked it! I drank (chewed) the whole thing!! Next time I will use the beet greens too…great idea!

  45. I love your recipe.
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  46. I love beets. I grew up eating them pickled, as my Dad always had a big garden and Mom made the best pickled beets. I usually like to roast beats and eat them plain or in a salad. I make green smoothies every morning and am looking forward to adding beets to our breakfast smoothies. Like Adam, I am particularly interested in the possibility of using the beet tops in this smoothie recipe. Have you ever tried using the tops in this recipe?

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  48. This is actually a very good beet smoothie. For my berries I used raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. However, I wish that I would not have used the blackberries because it made the texture of my smoothie too seedy. But it tasted great. My husband really liked it too and we will probably have at least four of these a week. Thanks!

  49. beets are a root correct? Do I use these “leaves” of the beet? Or just the root end of it? Or ALL of it……? LOL…Im new to beets (raw beets that is…) – my first impression was WOW…these do not resemble anything my grand mother served at Thxgiving (canned beets…lol)…….

  50. I just made this (I’m sitting here sipping it as I type) and it’s really good. I did get organic beets, so just scrubbed mine with a brush and didn’t peel it. I used 1/2 of a large beet. I threw in a handful of the beet greens because they were so fresh and gorgeous and used a small clementine instead of 1/2 an orange. Raspberries are great, but I’ll bet strawberries and/or pomegranate arils would be good too. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

    1. Here’s what I’ve read. I just looked this up. Red beets are rich in betalain pigment while orange beets are rich in b-xanthin pigment. Though their pigment color differs, their nutritional benefits are the same.
      Thanks

  51. 5 stars
    So yummy!!! I make green smoothies all the time in my Nutribullet, but had never tried beets. I googled “beets vitamix” and found your website. Yay! I just made this recipe and it was so good. I did not peel or cook the beet, but I did scrub it really well with a root vegetable brush. I added some avocado to give it healthy fat and a great silky texture. Huge hit with my kids too!

    For anyone using a Nutribullet, you need to cut the recipe in half for everything to fit in the large blender cup. I used a quarter of an avocado for one drink. The second my oldest daughter tasted this, she took my cup from me and I had to make another. 🙂 Good thing I had halved everything because I had just the right amount leftover to make a second drink.

        1. 5 stars
          Oh good because I didn’t have a recipe before I tried it and I didn’t peel the beets but I washed them. I love my Vitamix too it’s the best investment in my kitchen!
          Thanks for the recipes and the advice.

  52. Here’s my recipe for beet smoothie
    1-2 bananas, 6-10 strawberries, 1/2 can sliced beets, 1 cup almond milk, dash vanilla, tbsp stevia, cup of ice, 2 tbsp flax meal

  53. 60 yr old female. Drinking green smoothies daily for 2+ months. Amazing change in vitality, sustained energy levels, appetitie, cravings – and lower GI function (if you get my drift:) With Vitamix 5200 it is such an easy, fun, fast way to do it. (Use Cuisinart blender til convinced this was permanent lifestyle change; then invested in Vitamix). Have used raw, scrubbed beets for the past week – just 1/2 of one for 24-32 ozs ozs of finished product; love it. I cannot imagine going back to ‘no smoothie’ days; haven’t found a single combination of fresh greens, fruit & ginger that I don’t enjoy; using almond milk or kombucha as starter liquid, build from there – 1/2 container of my green of the day (spinach, romaine, kale, chard, arugula – no more a 1 cup of arugula + 3 cups of another green), and then combo of fruit to fill container (low GI foods, I add 1 tsp cinnamon to help control sugar levels). Works for me!

  54. 3 stars
    “Apple seeds release cyanide into the body when digested” – My Nutribullet user guide. I advise you to toss the core.

    1. Love my apple carrot beet juice. About apple seeds and cyanide danger: Ive been juicing for about 4 years now and have juiced 6-8 apples at a time all seeds and cores left in. Never had a problem. Cheers!

  55. So I want to be able to throw in beet with skin, raw. Is that possible? Today I saw recipe that I had to steam first. I did,but would prefer just to cut up whole raw beet and put in vitamix with other ingredients

    1. I used mine raw and it worked great. I just scrubbed it really well with a root veggie brush to remove all the dirt.

  56. 5 stars
    I must try this — it looks amazing! Never tried beets before, but today is the day. Started green smoothies two weeks ago and I’m hooked! My face looks amazing — clear and smooth and hydrated. I have dry skin, it’s fall and I am over 40, so that is a huge deal for me! I find that my body is craving my morning smoothie, but not craving caffeine, chocolate, sugar, salt, crunchies, 3:00 snack attack or midnite madness. If I eat a small slice of cake, I can enjoy it without guilt or the need to go back for a big hunk. I’m really OK with a little taste. FREEDOM! Thanks for the recipe and gorgeous food photos!

  57. I just ordered a Vitamix and was looking for a smoothie recipe for the inauguration. This fits the bill perfectly! I cannot wait to try it. Thank you!

  58. Just bought a Vitamix last week and I’ve used it twice a day since then! Question about the beets: do you have to peel it first? Or just quarter it and toss it in? Thanks!

    1. I don’t peel my beets. I wash brush them so no dirt is on them. I brush wash every veg grown underground, even carrots. Then I quarter and put in my Vitamix. Even though you can put in whole fruit and veg. I do this cutting to avoid using the Tamper to push the fruit and veg into the Vitamix. It work for me. I am new to Vitamix so experimenting what works.

  59. ~will try this as soon as I buy some beets~
    Do you ever use the tops of the beets? I’ve read that the beet greens are very nutritious!

  60. This is my first recipe ever using my vitamix. It was delivered a half hour ago and I couldn’t wait to use it! I bought all of these ingredients yesterday.
    Is this supposed to be more of a juice texture? Should I have added more water? It’s pretty thick. Almost like ape sauce or baby food consistency. But, delicious, nonetheless!!!

    1. If it’s too thick add in some ice cold water, just a little and maybe a little ice. It should drink like juice but have more body to it.
      It took me a while to get it right, Some days seem different from others, but now I’ve learned I often need to add a touch more water.
      Hope you enjoy.

      1. HI I have the vitamix and i made this smoothie recipe and not sure why it is so thick and gritty? I used 1 cup of water and 1 cup of ice. It is also foamy. I have made other smoothie and it wasn’t as gritty. I thought the vitamix is not suppose to do that.

    2. Most of the smoothies I have made in a Vitamix have been very thick like you say, apple sauce. I don’t like this so I am using less fruit and more water/liquid. The fun is to experiment and see what works for you.

    3. My first. Purple of days were pretty thick and lumpy but I got the hang of it after that. It is very juicy now. One thing to watch for is that the Vitamix instruction is to always start at low speed and gradually increase to full speed then run at full speed for 30 seconds. By that time the recipe is very smooth and juicy if you have enough liquid.

  61. 5 stars
    This smoothie is delicious! I will definately be making this again! But I did find I needed quite a bit more water otherwise it sounded like my vitamix was going to break :S

  62. Oh, as an add-on, I think i will be removing the skin on my beets. Cut down on the soil taste. I know that most of the goodness is right under the skin, but van’t handle the dirt taste.

    1. Try using a brush just for root veg or anything growing underground. I usually wash brush veg before juicing since most of the veg and fruit is sprayed with chemicals.

  63. I bought a NutriBullet in Canada @ Canadian Tire for 99.95. Works like a charm. A whole lot cheaper than a Vitamix, but only one speed. Can pulse though. My wife said she would rather have her veggies in a smoothy now. Were new to smoothies.

    1. Larry
      I’m not trying to push expensive, but the cost of the Vitamix over a lifetime is less than the nutribullet which you will have to replace. And, it doesn’t do the same things. Not a terrible product, but if you use it a lot, then you spend more for less function. It’s like comparing bikes and cars. The bike will get you there if you don’t have far to go. I’m not being snarky. I’ve tried it all. We went through several magic bullets back in the day, spent more money than on the Vitamix we will have for a life time.

      1. 5 stars
        Vitamix is a great product with a long history. Blendtec is a competing product which is very well made. The difference is you need a separate blade for dry goods with the vitamix and one blade with the blendtec. Stay well!

      2. Agree so much with this statement! I would blow through those little single drink blenders. Finally broke down and bought a Vitamix. Would never go back. Just makes it all so easy and smooth.

  64. 5 stars
    What an amazing buy! $1.50 for 4 beautiful beers from the farmers market. Now. What do I do with them. I have always liked beets. I just have never bought fresh beets. I googled a beet smoothie recipe and wholah your recipe. Day two.. I’m loving it. I chopped and froze my beets into handful Baggie amounts. Thank you! I cant wait to try the green smoothie.

  65. I was a life-long beet hater until a few months ago when I finally made a beet smoothie. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t drink one. Love the stuff! Anyone know how to reduce or eliminate the foam that sometimes forms on top?

    1. Lisa, after you have finished blending, turn the speed down very low (if your model has the variable speed controls) and blend for a few more seconds. That should allow the mixture to still swirl and incorporate the foam back in. If no variable speed control, maybe pulsing a few times with the on/off button will accomplish the same thing.

      Angela, thanks for the recipe. I think beets taste like dirt, but I’m always willing to try new things and will definitely try this!

    2. You can google about smoothie foam, but probably is 1 of 2 issues. 1) the blender sucks air into the mix creating foam. Angela’s suggestion to use low speed at the end works well. 2) the ingredients are not a good combination of soluble and insoluble fruits/veggies. The combination can change each time you make the same recipe. Example, not all beets are same size and your handful of greens can vary. This URL has a great YouTube video about foam/soluble/insoluble: http://www.rawfamily.com/. Or go to YouTube and search for this: sergei boutenko green smoothie original. It’s worth 8 minutes.

    3. Someone asked this same question on another thread. When you have the power on high (if using a Vitamix) turn the dial down from 10 slowly till you see the foam disperse. I hope this helps solve this problem. The only problem I have is leaving the switch on high for a bit longer and the smoothie being a bit warm. Will try using ice now.

  66. Wanted to try a beet juice before my beets went bad and happened to have all the ingredients needed for this one. All I have to say is, YUM. It was so hard for me not to drink the whole thing and save some for tmrw. Thank you! Wonderfully delicious and nutritious. Thank god for my vitamix too. Makes it so easy. 🙂

    1. I use a Vitamix also. Just wanted to say that I read another post which asked if beets can be frozen. The answer was YES!. I had the same problem as you having to use the beets before they go bad. Being able to freeze some fruit and veg helps. I even freeze the kale because it did go off. I don’t like my juices overpowering just to use the produce up.

  67. 5 stars
    You don’t need a juicer, just use a blender. I have been making smoothies in my stuped old Oster blender for a year now and it works great, don’t need no fancy expensive stuff.

    1. Chris-Mart,
      If you like the texture with a blender that’s fine. I like the power blenders because I can put the whole apple, seeds, core, pineapple core, etc. and it smashes it to a near juice consistency. It’s all about texture. But, if your Oster blender gives you want you want, all that really matters is that you like it.

      1. Yes, I used to use my Oster blender but was afraid I might burn it out… It’s my wife’s so if you know what I mean….anyways, I bought a nutribullet for the job and it works great at making a smooth smoothie especially with some avocado, coconut water, beets and kale as main nutrients with the fruit for flavours , water for drink ability and ground flax for the good oils. Yummmmmm. Thanks Angela, great video.

    2. I read that you should not use apple seeds. You will have to google it yourself because I don’t remember the reason. Sorry

  68. 5 stars
    I really don’t like the taste of beets but since they are one of the foods I can still digest I am trying to add them into my diet. They provide the red color to my mock tomato sauce and now I think I need to add them to my morning juice/protein shake (but not enough to actually taste them!).

    1. My daughter does not like beets or eat them ever. She tried a beet juice. She has been converted and likes them the best. You can’t taste the beets. Put lots of sweet fruits and honey with them. It works.

  69. I love green smoothies and beets but I’ve never tried a beet smoothie. I’m going to try your recipe this week. I’m sure it’s tasty. Thanks for sharing it.

      1. I just made a whole fruit/veggie smoothie.

        Beets, apple, banana, pineapple, parsley, yogurt, protein–(I’m lifting today.)

        I’ve been religiously making smoothies 2-4 times a week for a year…

        My tips: I substitute ice and water with frozen veggies and fruit and green tea or pure POM juice…All these high end blenders that require a muddler are inferior products! Get a WARING COMMERCIAL EXTREME BLENDER…Google it…You’ll spend far less money–I paid 350.00 for mine…

        One very important thing–if you don’t do this, you mute a lot of smoothie benefits–spend the money and buy organic veggies and fruits only. Otherwise, as you break down the stuff in the blender, you not only absorb the nutrients at the cellular level, you absorb pesticides or poisons at the cellular level…

        Don’t waste your money on any blender like Vitamix or Blend Tech–get the Waring, you can thank me later.

        1. You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but I love my Vitamix. There are certainly other products that do the same thing. You buy what you like; I’ll keep my machine that I already invested in.

          1. With the Waring , you can load it with all the frozen fruits you want, turn it on real slow, then 2-3 8 second bursts at full throttle and your done.

            I wasn’t saying go buy a Waring if you have a Vitamix already.

            I was just saying people are paying 450.00 for a Vitamix at Costco. My Waring has 1.5 more horse power and you don’t need a muddler–and it was a hundred bucks cheaper…A far superior machine IMO…

          2. Vitamix is the BOMB!!!! An investment I do not regret! WORTH every red cent!!!! Plus my 5 year warranty that you don’t get on those other machines…

          3. The Ninja Auto IQ machine is also very good and much cheaper. It can produce two servings of juice in the largest cup and the results are very smooth. I see no reason to spend hundreds of dollars on a juicer like the Vitamix. This site has too many ads with loud voice overs by the way.

        2. 4 stars
          I have a Vitamix and Blendtec and I would go Blendtec again in a heartbeat! In fact, the Vitamix is going back to the store. I hate it that much 🙂

  70. Ohh… yummy! I’ve been looking for a yummy juice recipe with beets. I love beets and they are great in helping me boost my iron level and warding off my anemia symptoms. I will be trying this in the juicer next for sure!

    I love my juicer! It DOES takes a lot more time/effort to get that same bottle of juice that you coud easily get from the grocer, but it is much more rewarding having the kids help, teaching them to make healthier choices when available and it’s just darn right YUMMY!

    1. I also have anemia. I first buy a watermelon, juice it in the vitamix, bottle it and keep it refrigerated for when I’m ready to make juice. My base is the watermelon juice with, a banana, ginger, garlic, apple, beet, kale (or sometimes beet leaves), blueberrys, strawberrys, blackberrys and raspberrys. My wife tells me the juice has too much sugar and she prefers less berries but it works for me in terms of regulating my blood pressure and anemia. Oh yes, it’s delicious

  71. I eata my beets all the time..I think I was the only one in my family that liked them…this juice looks absolutely delish…

      1. Raw Beets?~ i read recently , Raw-Beets have more Nutritional Benefits than Cooked ones, I add Them to Smoothies with additional Fruits and Vegetables

  72. A friend of mine has been trying to lower his blood pressure and has been having exactly what you have described here. Of course I had to have a taste and it is delicious! I need a juicer!!

    1. To new juicer’s, I don’t have a Vita-mixer –I have a Omega slow juicer, it’s fantastic. It really sucks all the juice out of every thing except a Banana!… Once in a while I spend some time just juicing…I take the juice , put in Ice trays now ya have them when ever you are in a hurry. Here’s a great carrot salad.. I juice 4-5 carrots and then 1 whole beet, freeze the juice and take the carrot pulp and the Beet pulp mix them with chopped pineapple , add some raisins and a little Mayo and wala!! Looks pretty also! I’d like to add Mixers are not juicers The Vita -Mixer is just that, a super juicer! And a very good one! But really good juicers separates the the pulp and juice. The pulp can be used in soups or salads. The juices can be used for anything …soups, drinks, or to add to other things like Bananas, Avocado’s ,Yogurt, ect. to make your smoothies/ shakes.

      1. You’re confused. VItamix is not pretending to be a juicer. Juicing is a whole ‘nother thing. If I want a smoothie, I’m not juicing. And if you’re telling people to juice this recipe instead of make a smoothie, boy, will they be surprised. Also if you’re juicing and saving the juice, it’s losing nutrients. And fresh taste. Not that it’s not a good idea for OTHER purposes but it’s still NOT as fresh.

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