Berries and beets make a great pair in a smoothie! And it’s for sure one of my favorites. Why is it my favorite? Simply because berries and beets create a great flavor together, and the vibrant color this pair creates is just amazing. There are tons of possibilities with this recipe. You could make a small change each time to make it a little bit different, and today I’m giving you a few easy ingredient swaps you can make. This berry beet smoothie recipe is perfect for on the go or anytime of the day.
Swap up the ingredients in your berry beet smoothie
While my favorite version of this berry beet smoothie recipe is mixed berries, beets, almond milk and flax there are numerous changes you can make for some variety each time you make it.
Change up the berries
There are lots of berry options to choose from that work well in any smoothie. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cranberries are just a few that immediately spring to mind. Most of these berries are available fresh or frozen in the United States, but some may not be available fresh across all the seasons. But if you are lucky you may have some seasonal berries in your area of the country that would work as well. My personal vote is to use frozen berries as they add a nice milkshake texture to the smoothie.
Above all, each type of berry tastes a bit different and will change up the flavor profile depending on what you use. For a more tart vibrant smoothie use cranberries. But if you prefer a little more sweetness add in some strawberries and blueberries. Raspberries have a more robust flavor and sweetness than other berries that I find really impacts the flavor of the smoothie. And of course, a mix of any of these berries works great as well.
Change up the milk
Out of all the plant-based milks, I admit that I prefer almond milk for this berry beet smoothie recipe, mainly because I like its flavor. However coconut milk is a good option too because it adds a different flavor and sweetness to the smoothie giving it a more tropical feel.
In addition, if you prefer to eliminate all animal products replace the yogurt with silken tofu. Tofu and yogurt have a similar protein and fat content with the only main difference between the two is a lower amount carbohydrates in the tofu. I find that the yogurt gives the smoothie a bit of tanginess where as tofu is virtually devoid of flavor. However, using tofu really makes the berries and beets shine and brings their flavor out.
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Change up the flax or chia
I use both of these ingredients in the smoothie for the fiber and omega-3 fatty acids they provide. Hemp hearts or walnuts would work just as well with a similar benefit. Walnuts create a fantastic flavor combination with both beets and berries in salads and in smoothies as well.
Navitas Chia Seeds, 8 oz bag
Viva Naturals Flaxseed, 15 oz
Hemp Hearts, 12 oz
Power Pink Beet and Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup strawberries blueberries or mixed berries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup roasted beets cubed
- 1/2 cup 2 % Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp flax ground
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice and blend again until it’s the consistency you prefer.
My favorite gadgets to make smoothies
My kitchen has both an Oster blender and a Magic Bullet. You don’t necessarily need both because they both work well for a variety of purposes.
The Magic Bullet is small and won’t work for larger jobs but it’s handy to have around in the morning because it’s just so easy to use. Plus it comes with a handy cup you take on the go.
If you only decide to have one of these in your kitchen then your best is definitely the larger blender as it simply has many more uses.
Oster Classic Blender
Magic Bullet Mini Blender
In conclusion, there is so much flexibility with this berry beet smoothie recipe that you can create a different flavor each day of the week just by making some simple little swaps each day.
What is your favorite combination? Tell me in the comments or submit a message to me through the contact me page. Tell me your thoughts on the recipe and what changes you made to the recipe and why!!
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