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Beet, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

Need a quick breakfast or fueling up for soccer? This smoothie is the perfect combo of apples, blueberries bananas and beets (plus the color is amazing!)

We love adding beet juice to our smoothies for an easy shot of iron and energy. Freeze leftovers in popsicle molds for a healthy dessert later.

This smoothie is perfect for a morning pick-me-up or even a mid-afternoon refresher to keep the energy flowing. As summer approaches, it’s easy to stray towards BBQ comfort food and baking for backyard potlucks. Fulfilling your sweet tooth with this smoothie can be both delicious and beneficial!

Nutrition Tip: Sneak beets into your smoothies for vibrant color and reap the benefits! Beetroots are rich in minerals that improve circulation and lower blood pressure.

No need to worry, you don’t need a fancy juicer for this one. Beet juice luckily comes in a bottle that you can purchase. Like bananas, beets are rich in potassium. They’re also high in fiber and like blueberries, the juice is a great dietary source of antioxidants.

Feel free to switch up agave with honey. Adding Gala apples into this blend creates a vitamin C boost (14% in Galas). We also recommend Gala apples because of the mild, sweet, crisp taste. However, Fuji and Honeycrisp apples are sweet as well.

For a more tart taste, we recommend Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples. If you’re not feeling a smoothie, freeze leftovers in popsicle molds on a hot day and enjoy a healthy dessert.

Beet, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

Beet, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

Need a quick breakfast or fueling up for soccer? This smoothie is perfect!

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup beet juice
  • 1/2 medium Gala apple, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Instructions

  1. Add ice, beets, apple, blueberries, banana, agave and 1/2 cup water to blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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