Berry & Beet Smoothies

Berry & Beet Smoothies - A bright and vibrant breakfast or snack! Chock full of nutrients with a sweet, fruity taste. |

Let’s be honest for a moment. The color of these smoothies is equal parts awesome and kind of freaky, right? Freaky because it’s so bright and candy-colored that it’s a hue I would normally associate with artificial coloring. Awesome, because it’s 100% natural! Beets are not only one of my favorite foods, but they are one of nature’s best natural food colorings.

I’ve used beet juice to dye Easter eggs and add a boost of red color to a red velvet cake. And since the brighter and more fun-looking a smoothie is, the more likely I am to want to drink it, I’ve been using beets in my smoothies lately, too!

Berry & Beet Smoothies - A bright and vibrant breakfast or snack! Chock full of nutrients with a sweet, fruity taste. |

Since I’m helping Milk Means More celebrate Better Breakfast Month in September, I’m sharing one of my favorite (bright and cheerful!) smoothies today. If you have five minutes and a good blender, you can whip up these Berry & Beet Smoothies quickly. Simply blend together half of a beet, a banana, some raspberries, a touch of lime juice and honey, and some lowfat vanilla yogurt and milk for added protein and calcium. Blend in some ice at the end to keep it nice and frosty!

Want to win a Back to School Healthy Meal Kit courtesy of Milk Means More? Enter the Rafflecopter below the recipe for a chance to win a Smoothie Maker for breakfast on the go, 4 Sustainable Lunch Boxes for packing healthy lunches, and a $50 Kroger gift card. Open to U.S. lower 48 residents only, thanks!

Berry & Beet Smoothies - A bright and vibrant breakfast or snack! Chock full of nutrients with a sweet, fruity taste. |

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Berry & Beet Smoothies

Yield: 2 (10 ounce) smoothies

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/2 medium beet, peeled
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup ice


  1. In blender, combine banana, beet, raspberries, yogurt, milk, honey and lime juice; blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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  1. WOW, that is a gorgeously vibrant color! If I’m being honest, I don’t like beets, but even I would be happy to drink them in this smoothie because it looks like cheeriness in a glass.

  2. The smoothie sounds wonderful.  The giveaway (which I don’t want to enter) makes me wish we had Kroger here…  We live in a grocery store desert here.

  3. I usually just make a berry and banana smoothie. This smoothie looks delicious! That color is gorgeous!

  4. Stupid question time: is your beet raw or cooked???  Thanks.

    • Hi Susan! I used a raw beet, but I’ve seen smoothies made with roasted ones, too. I think either works. But, if you’re going to use a raw one, I think you need a powerful blender (I use a Vitamix). With a less-powerful blender, I would recommend using a roasted beet. Hope that helps!

      • It helps a lot, Lori.  Thanks!  I have a Blendtec, so I could use raw, but I think I’d probably choose to use a roasted beet for this.  Just might have one left over this week, so I could try this out…

  5. Never thought of using beets in a smoothie. Thanks for the idea!

  6. What a lovely color Lori. Looks absolutely refreshing. You have a lovely blog.

  7. Strawberry banana.

  8. My favorite smoothie recipe is strawberry/peach/vanilla yogurt with a handful of spinach.  Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  9. My favorite is raspberry papaya. 1 ripe banana
     raspberry yogurt
     chopped fresh papaya
     fresh or frozen raspberries
     almond milk and lime juice

  10. My favorite is using vanilla yogurt, strawberries and banana’s with a little milk and ice.

  11. I like mango smoothies.

  12. I like strawberry banana orange juice.

  13. I love making an orange, banana and mango smoothie.

  14. OJ, Frozen Berries, Spinach, Flax Seed and a fresh peach

  15. I like strawberry banana

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  17. I like a strawberry smoothie with just a little bit of banana in it.

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  23. the berry and banana recipe

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  26. Banana Blueberry.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Strawberries and bananas

  28. Banana

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  31. I have actually never had a smoothie yet.  I think I would enjoy blueberries, strawberries and banana.

  32. I like a banana strawberry smoothie with a touch of honey

  33. I don’t make smoothies but yours looks good!

  34. I like strawberry smoothie straight up.

  35. I Like Strawberry, Banana Smoothies. 

  36. I love banana & strawberries smoothie 

  37. I like coconut milk, watermelon, strawberries, and kiwi.  

  38. I like mango pineapple smoothies.

  39. I have not been able to make smoothies because I don’t have a blender. If I did, I would love to make one with blueberries 🙂

  40. I actually like beets, so that smoothie recipe would be worth a try.  I prefer fruity smoothies, banana, strawberries, touch of honey, and yogurt.

  41. I like a strawberry banana smoothie.

  42. I like strawberry banana smoothies.

  43. Spinach, flax seed, cinnamon, banana, greek yogurt and red grapes

  44. I love Mango, Strawberry, and Pineapple Smoothies. 

  45. banana raspberry

  46. I love to make a banana/strawberry smoothie

  47. Berry banana is a classic!

  48. I dont really ever have a “recipe” I usually just throw in whatever fruit we have on hand and some spinach, kale or avocado if we have any. I use flax every time because it helps with milk production and I also add chia

  49. strawberry banana spinach

  50. banana strawberry is my fav

  51. I like peach smoothies made with almond milk.

  52. I like Strawberry & Banana smoothies.

  53. almond milk with blueberries and bananas

  54. My favorite is Strawberry-banana-protein smoothies.

  55. I don’t really have a favorite, I like to make up new ones each time with different ingrediants. 

  56. I love strawberry banana smoothies. They are my favorite

  57. I love Watermelon smoothies!

  58. My favorite smoothie recipe is banana and strawberries! I add oats, peanut butter, cinnamon and yogurt into it.

  59. Mango, Strawberry, banana.

  60. I love chocolate protein powder mixed with a banana and some milk! 

  61. I make spinach, mango and beach smoothies!

  62. I just love strawberry smoothies.

  63. I like to add cherries and nutella!!

  64. I like Island Green at Tropical Smoothie.

  65. I like banana & blueberry.

  66. I make a strawberry banana smoothie with greek yogurt

  67. My favorite smoothie recipe is vanilla yogurt, bananas, strawberries and skim milk.

  68. I love making a Peanut Butter, banana, chocolate muscle milk smoothie

  69. My favorite is spinach banana and peanut butter

  70. My favorite is strawberry banana.

  71. like mango smoothies.

  72. I am going to be working on a chocolate banana, almond milk smoothie recipes! I like to use almond butter and cocoa in my smoothies.

  73. Anything with bananas and chocolate.

  74. I like banana, strawberry and kiwi.

  75. I really like any smoothie with bananas!

  76. i like banana kiwi smoothies

  77. I like any smoothie with strawberries.

  78. I love beets & would love to try the berry & beet smoothie.

  79. I like strawberry, banana, kiwi, some ice some yogurt. Yum

  80. I love  simple strawberries and bananas.

  81. This smoothie looks delicious! Would Love to win this!

  82. I like strawberry banana smoothies.

  83. Ilove chocolate peanut  butter banana

  84. banana strawberry and apple juice

  85. I like mixed berries, a banana, yogurt, and some juice.

  86. My favorite smoothie is made of cucumber, spinach, a banana, peanut butter powder or cocoa powder and ice and water.

  87. I love any kind of smoothie with greek yogurt and local honey for sweetness!

  88. Strawberries, banana, and yogurt

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  90. I love blueberry smoothies.  Thank you

  91. My favorite smoothie recipe is mixed berry with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and some vanilla yogurt.

  92. My fave smoothie has spinach, mango, and banana.  

  93. My favorite is mango,strawberry and pineapple 

  94. i have to go with almond milk banana date and cacao nibs. so good. 

  95. I like a berry and carrot smoothie

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  98. ive never had a smoothie so dont know

  99. i like a blueberry fruit smoothie

  100. my family and i love anything with strawberries and whatever elce  we have on hand…   smoothies are the best

  101. I like blueberry, banana and strawberry.

  102. I love Banana and Strawberry Smoothies!!


  104. I LOVE peanut butter & chocolate!

  105. I lik emy orange cream recipe

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  108. One of my favorite recipes is mixed berries, 1/2 frozen banana, a cup of baby spinach, peach yogurt, and ground flax.

  109. I don’t really have a recipe, I throw in a banana, blueberry, greek yogurt and agave syrup… sometimes strawberries if I have them.

  110. Strawberry Banana is my favorite smoothie to make for myself! 

  111. I like chocolate protein powder with milk, strawberries and a banana. 

  112. I love anything with avocado and tons of blueberries (and yogurt and almond milk).  Delish!

  113. I love any smoothie with strawberries and bananas. Such a great combo! 

  114. My favorite is strawberry/banana.

  115. Thank You for the giveaway…our favorite smoothie recipe: frozen bananas & blueberries, nonfat greek yogurt, wheat germ, protein powder, & a splash of skim milk.

  116. I like my smoothie with strawberries, bananas, and vanilla yogurt.

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