Beetroot powder is a bright pink powder made from dried, ground beets! This beet powder smoothie is naturally sweet and full of antioxidants with no added sugar.
Why You’ll Love it:
If you’re looking for beetroot powder recipes, look no further! This beet powder smoothie is super smooth, naturally sweet, and downright crave-able. It has a cheery, bright pink hue and plenty of antioxidants.
It features strawberries, banana, and mango! This nectarous trio provides plenty of sweetness and balances the earthy taste of the beet powder.
My husband requested beet powder in his smoothies more often and my kids didn’t even notice it was in there. Score!
Banana – A banana creates an ultra-creamy texture! Use a yellow, ripe banana for the best results. Green bananas aren’t as sweet or creamy.
Greek yogurt – For a boost of protein and creaminess. I used unsweetened Greek yogurt to avoid added sugar. If you like an extra sweet smoothie, you can use flavored Greek yogurt.
Beet powder – Beet powder is considered a supplement so don’t add more than the recipe calls for. Too much can cause negative side effects. If you’re unsure whether you should consume beetroot powder, talk to your doctor first. I am NOT a doctor!
Frozen mango & strawberries – Be sure to use frozen fruit so it thickens the smoothie! I buy big bags of frozen mango and strawberries at Costco. They last a long time in the freezer and they’re budget-friendly.
Almond milk – My favorite plant-based liquid base. You can use any plant-based milk or dairy milk you prefer.
Orange juice – For a little extra sweetness and citrus flavor.
How to Make a Beet Powder Smoothie:
This beet powder smoothie is super easy to make!
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, yogurt, beet powder, frozen mango, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and orange juice – in that order.
It’s important to place the soft ingredients closest to the blades. It’s easier on your blender and gives you a better consistency overall. It’s harder for the blades to move when the frozen ingredients are on the bottom.
Blend: Blend until creamy and smooth. Check the consistency. It should be thick but pourable. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add a splash more almond milk and blend again for a few seconds.
You can always add more but you can’t take it out.
Serve: Pour into two small glasses or one large one. Enjoy immediately. Smoothies are best enjoyed right away, when they’re frosty cold!
- Order matters. While it’s not detrimental to your smoothie if you add the ingredients randomly, it helps to add the soft ingredients first. It’s easier on the motor and gets the ingredients moving.
- Adjust the consistency as needed. I prefer my smoothies on the thicker side so that’s how I make them. It’s super easy to adjust the consistency. Just add more liquid, a little bit at a time, until you reach the thickness you like.
- If possible, use a high-speed blender. Even budget-friendly brands typically carry a high-speed blender with a powerful motor. Look for one that’s at least 900 watts or higher. If you can afford it, I highly recommend a Vitamix!
- Measure the beetroot powder! Don’t just dump it in the blender. It has a powerful flavor, but more importantly, too much of it can cause negative side effects. Always consult your doctor before using supplements.
This beet powder smoothie is best enjoyed immediately! If you want to store it, pour it into a thermos and place it in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours.
Technically, you can store it in the fridge for 24 hours, but it loses its thick, frosty texture.
Or you can make it into smoothie pops! Just pour the smoothie into a popsicle mold, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.
Smoothies are easy to customize! Try one of these simple variations:
- Greens – Add a handful of baby spinach for an extra boost of iron! It will muddy the color a bit, but it will still taste great.
- Chia seeds – Add a tablespoon of chia seeds for extra antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. I love the added texture!
- Oats – Add 1/4 cup of rolled oats for filling whole grains and antioxidants. This is my favorite way to add texture to smoothies.
- Protein – Add a scoop of unflavored or vanilla protein powder.
- Fruit – Swap the strawberries or mango with pineapple.
Do not give beetroot powder to infants! Beetroots are high in nitrates and might cause nitrate poisoning if given to infants. It’s also important to take the right dosage as an adult. Check with your doctor before taking beetroot powder.
More Smoothie Recipes:
Beet Powder Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 1 banana peeled
- ¼ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
- ¾ teaspoon beetroot powder See note
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- In a pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, yogurt, beetroot powder, frozen strawberries, frozen mango, almond milk, and orange juice – in that order.
- Blend until very smooth and creamy!
- Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately!