The Beetalicious Smoothie Challenge

Since The Green Dinosaur Smoothie was so popular, I decided to share another family favorite around here. Here it is…Beetalicious…

I hope I don’t scare some of you off with the addition of raw beets into this one, but I assure you this is fabulous. It’s rich, creamy and what an amazing color it turns out to be! WOW! Oh yeah, if you can believe it, my three year old goes crazy over this one. Here are the health benefits once again to turn you into a beet lover. Beets provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support. Beets help guard the body against heart disease and certain cancers. Beets are a good source of folic acid and potassium. Beets also provide Vitamins A and C, calcium and iron, and add fiber to the diet. Okay though, if you really and truly can’t handle the beets, just omit and throw something else in like raw baby spinach, but maybe you should try it just once. Come on, try it…take The Beetalicious Challenge.  After you try it, come back and post…Let let me know what you think!

The Beetalicious Smoothie

Serves 2


5 oz unsweetened almond milk

5 oz fresh squeezed clementine or orange juice

1/2-1 cup peeled and shredded raw beets (start out with 1/2 cup to see how it tastes, you can always add more the next time you make it)

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1/2 cup fresh sliced strawberries

1 banana

1/2 an avocado

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp flax seeds


Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.

Enjoy! YUM!

21 Thoughts on “The Beetalicious Smoothie Challenge

  1. Seems yummy!I'm going to add beets to my green smoothie and see what happens. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan on February 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm said:

    This sounds fantastic! I'm a smoothie-every-morning type of girl and I can't wait to try this. I was getting tired of kale so this is a great alternative and it's so pretty!

  3. This sounds so intriguing. I can't wait to try!

  4. Yesh! Gonna try this soon.

  5. sheila @ Elements on February 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm said:

    Oh yum!! It sounds wonderful, and it's so such a pretty pink!! I'll bookmark it and try it this spring! :)

  6. wgfoodie on February 21, 2011 at 10:40 pm said:

    Okay – I have to try this. Not only am I on a beet kick, I'm really on a raw juice kick.

  7. Courtney on February 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm said:

    I just made this. I forgot to buy pineapples so I made it without them and it's pretty good. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  8. Virtually Vegan Mama on February 26, 2011 at 10:04 am said:

    I put fresh pear in this today and it was even yummier!

  9. This looks wonderful! I just found your blog and so happy I did, it is fantastic and have enjoyed reading it! I , also, was inspired by joel fuhrman. I will definitely give this smoothie a try (with pear!) Cheers, Nina

  10. Virtually Vegan Mama on March 3, 2011 at 7:58 am said:

    thanks nina and welcome! I'm loving this smoothie and the fresh pear addition makes it even yummier! enjoy it! =)

  11. Sassy Little Cabbages on March 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm said:

    I just juiced raw beets for the first time yesterday and loved them! This looks like a great recipe!

  12. Holly on March 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm said:

    I haven't tried this recipe (yet) but I had to say what a beautiful photo this is. The pictures alone make me want to try every recipe on your site.

  13. gourmetmemoirs on March 17, 2011 at 11:16 am said:

    I'm going to have to try this, without the avocado (unfortunately, I have to severely limit this yummy food). I try to incorporate a small amount of beet into every smoothie for digestive health and this looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it!

  14. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul on April 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm said:

    Wow, this is awesome!

    Today I started a 2 week raw vegan "cleanse", and I'm looking forward to having this for breakfast tomorrow!

    I love your blog Vegan Mama!

  15. Tried this today and loved it.

    • Jennifer on September 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm said:

      Awesome Heather :) you should try my new green power smoothies next it’s also super yummy :) I appreciate the comment thank you!


      Jen :)

  16. I just featured this on my blog, it’ll be up early tomorrow morning. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Vegan Radhika Sarohia on January 30, 2013 at 4:38 am said:

    This looks amazing!
    I’m going to try it soon, I haven’t tried beets in a smoothie yet.
    Lately I’ve been making green monster smoothies from another vegan blog and I’m surprised how delicious they are (you can’t taste the greens at all underneath the blueberries or pineapple or whatever)

    • Jennifer on January 31, 2013 at 5:22 pm said:

      Just start out with a small amount of beets and go from there, too much can be overpowering….but I love beets and love this smoothie!


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