Berry Beet Smoothie

This two layer berry beet smoothie recipe is easy to make, full of fruit, and has a fun color!

This two layer berry beet smoothie recipe is easy to make, full of fruit, and has a fun color! Let’s not hide the facts – there is a whole can of beets in this smoothie!

You might be thinking “What is the girl who loves sugar, butter, and layered cakes doing with beets?!”

This two layer berry beet smoothie recipe is easy to make, full of fruit, and has a fun color! Time for honesty folks.. it’s all in the name of LOVE. Valentine’s Day is coming up and if you and your sweetie are the type of people who joined the local cross fit group and like to partake in meatless monday, this smoothie might be more of your style when it comes to Valentine’s Day.

Or if you’d rather give your kids something healthy for Valentine’s Day instead of some sugared love (aka – brownies, cheesecake, or cake) then we have the perfect smoothie recipe for you!

This two layer berry beet smoothie recipe is easy to make, full of fruit, and has a fun color! To achieve this fun layered effect, you’ll actually make 2 different smoothies and layer them in glasses. The whole recipe takes less than 10 minutes and I promise the hardest part is rinsing out your blender between making each smoothie.

The beet smoothie has canned beets, frozen berries (strawberries/raspberries/blueberries), one frozen banana, greek yogurt and your choice of liquid for blending. You could use water, milk, almond milk, orange juice, whatever you prefer as your liquid.

Of course the beet smoothie gets its intense deep coloring from the beets. But everyone is wondering – does it TASTE like beets?

The flavor of beets is present, but not too strong. You could always opt to add some honey or flavored yogurt instead of the vanilla yogurt to add additional sweetness.

This two layer berry beet smoothie recipe is easy to make, full of fruit, and has a fun color! The strawberry smoothie has frozen pineapple, one frozen banana, frozen strawberries, greek yogurt, and liquid for blending.

Using frozen ingredients definitely helps to create a thicker smoothie. But if your blender is not so great at chopping up frozen fruit, you might have to opt for fresh fruit, unless you like fruit chunks in your smoothie. If you’ve been dreaming about a new blender, put a blendtec blender on next year’s christmas list! We own one and it’s the most high powered blender ever. It can blend a golf club!!

This two layer berry beet smoothie recipe is easy to make, full of fruit, and has a fun color!

Berry Beet Smoothie

Yield: 2-3 cups of each smoothie

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Beet Smoothie

  • one 15 oz can whole beets
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries/raspberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup liquid (milk, water, almond milk, orange juice)

Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup liquid (milk, water, almond milk, orange juice)

Directions:

Beet Smoothie

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.

Berry Smoothie

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.

To assemble

  1. Layer the smoothies in glasses. If desired, blend the smoothie using a straw. Top each smoothie with a toothpick filled with leftover fruits.
I like to slice up bananas, put them in a plastic bag and store them in the freezer for smoothies!
This two layer berry beet smoothie recipe is easy to make, full of fruit, and has a fun color!
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17 comments

  1. Apparently we both had smoothies on the brain today! Yours looks so good and I love the layering of colors and flavors!

  2. I’m the only one in my family that likes beets, but I bet could sneak them into this smoothie and they wouldn’t even know it. :) Beautiful photos!

  3. I’m totally making this!!! love! 

  4. This is the prettiest smoothie I’ve ever seen! 

  5. What a wonderful, healthy way to start the day.  And the little ones can help too!

  6. Such a beautiful smoothie Beth! Love it.

  7. SO gorgeous and another yummy way to eat beets!!! Love!

  8. This is so pretty!  The Beet color is just outstanding…I can’t wait to try it!!

  9. This is such a beautiful smoothie! I am intrigued with the beets in them!

  10. LOVE the color of these smoothies!

  11. It’s a bit bitter on the top layer. I held my breath until I got to the lower level and it was worth it. It really does look great, and it’s not too sweetened. Nice job putting this together!

    • Hi Crys! Thanks for your feedback! You could always cut back on the amount of beets – but they are healthy :)

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