This pretty in pink vibrant beet berry orange smoothie is packed full of veggie and immune-boosting Vitamin C and antioxidants for a burst of nutrients to start your day!
Who’s the prettiest smoothie of them all? You can’t help but have a big smile on your face when you make this gorgeous coloured pink smoothie. I know looks aren’t everything when it comes to a delicious smoothie, it’s about the taste! But I can’t help and think about the tropics and sunshine when I make this beautiful smoothie, especially on those gloomy rainy fall days. So let’s turn up the beet! (sorry I had too!)
Beets in Your Smoothie?
I know it may seem unusual to add beets to your smoothies (aren’t they for salads and borscht?), but they are an awesome way to add a ton of nutrients, like immune-boosting Vitamin C (which we all need during the cold months),, fibre and of course antioxidants from that deep ruby red hue. And lets not forget the detoxifying benefits which your liver will thank you for. Not only do beets add gorgeous colour to your smoothie, but they also add a slight sweetness which is boosted with the bananas and balanced with the tartness of raspberries and citrusy orange.
Keep in mind If you don’t have a high-speed blender, it may be a bit difficult to get a smooth consistency when using raw beets. But don’t worry, all you have to do is grate them right into the blender – this will make them easier to blend. Or, you can buy pre-cooked or frozen beets at your local grocery store and enjoy this recipe all year round.
For more fall-inspired smoothie recipes, check out my Creamy Cashew Chai Smoothie and Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl.
If you make this Berry Beet Orange Smoothie, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition and #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations!
Berry Beet Orange Smoothie
This pretty in pink vibrant beet, berry and orange smoothie is packed full of veggie and immune-boosting Vitamin C and antioxidants for a burst of nutrients to start your day!
- 1 cup steamed and frozen cauliflower* (see notes below)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 small raw beets peeled and cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 orange peeled and chopped
- 1 1/2 cup oat milk unsweetened
- 1/2 cup water
Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. I like to use the smoothie setting on my blender as it blends it perfectly. Divide into 2 large glasses, and garnish with an orange wedge. Enjoy!
*To prep the cauliflower, fill the bottom of a large pot with 2 inches of water, add a steamer basket and bring the water to boil. Lower the heat to medium, add the cauliflower and cover. Steam for 7 to 9 minutes, until lightly steamed but still firm and crunchy (you don’t want them to be fully cooked and soft). Transfer the steamed cauliflower to a parchment lined baking sheet and allow to cool completely. Place in the freezer and freeze for 1 to 2 hours. Remove the tray from the freezer and transfer the frozen cauliflower to a reusable freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.