Ruby Red Beet Smoothie

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by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

You’d expect to find strawberries, raspberries, maybe even cranberries in a ruby red smoothie. But beets? Yes! This root veggie is an excellent source of folate, fiber, iron and vitamin C (the vitamin that helps your body absorb iron). Still not sold? To cut the bitterness of beets, cook and puree them with sweet flavors and creamy textures — like the ones in this mouthwatering, body-nourishing smoothie.

Beet-Almond Smoothie

Ruby Red Beet Smoothie


1 Tbsp. almond butter
1 scoop plant-based protein powder (plain or no-soy vanilla)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or cashew milk
1/2 cup chopped spinach or kale
1 cup cooked beets
1/4 cup crushed ice (optional)


  1.  In a blender, add beets, spinach, almond butter, almond milk and protein powder.
  2. Add ice if using.
  3. Blend ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour smoothie into a large glass. Sip and enjoy!