Finer than Wine: 10 Delicious Beet Juice & Smoothie Recipes

by deborah on October 1, 2013 · 34 comments

in Green smoothies, Juicing, Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Finer than wine: Try these delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

When I was growing up, “Eat your beets” was the oft-repeated mantra

of caring moms and dads–including mine.

Back then beets weren’t my favorite, but I managed to force them down,

under pressure.

Since I was very anemic, beets were the blood-building “tonic du jour”.

Nowadays, as an enlighted veggie lover, I happily embrace the nutritional

benefits of beets and consume them as often as possible.

It’s no surprise that beets have been used in folk medicine for centuries.

One reason is that, betanin, the pigment in red beets, has antioxidant

properties.

On top of that, beet root:

-is especially rich in folate (up to 22% RDA of folate (in a one 2-inch piece of beet).

-is rich in copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

-and also supplies 1 gram of protein.

That’s why I dub the red-hued blends of beet juice and smoothie combos

‘finer than wine”.

They are good for you and they taste good too.

More About Beets

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Raw beets have a strong, earthy taste, so it may take you a while to get

accustomed to the distinct flavor of this mighty root, but believe me,

it is worth the effort.

Despite their strong taste, beet’s flavor blends well with fruits like apples,

strawberries, pears, pineapples and bananas.

They also taste good with mild green vegetables such as butter and romaine

lettuce, escarole and spinach.

You’ll probably want to avoid mixing strong, bitter greens, including beet greens,

with your beet roots.

Make sure to choose your beets carefully.

Pick beets that feel firm and are free of deep holes, cracks and blemishes.

Pass up beets that look too dry and shriveled.

Raw Beet Juices & Smoothies

It’s time to make your medicine!

I hope you enjoy the following beet juice and smoothie recipes.

Raw beet juices and smoothies provide you with optimal nutrition.

**Note that it is best to use organic fruits and vegetables when making raw

juices and smoothies.

First, let’s explore a few beet juice recipes:

Beet, Pineapple, Apple Juice Cocktail

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Wash, cut and juice:

1 beet

1 cup fresh pineapple

1 apple

Pour the juice into a glass and drink immediately.

This rich, red juice looks a lot bit wine–but it’s better!

Enjoy!

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Other Beet Juice Combos

*Beet

Apple

Spinach

Ginger

 

*Beet

Pear

Escarole

 

*Beet

Celery

Pineapple

Spinach

 

*Beet

Carrot

Apple

Romaine Lettue

Beet Root Smoothie Recipes

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Now, whip up these smoothies using a high powered blender such

as Vitamix or Blendtec.

 

*Beet Spinach Apple Almond

1 small beet, peeled and chopped

1 large apple, peeled and separated

1/2 cup red grapes

1 cup spinach, washed

1 cup raw almond milk

 

 

*Beet Berry Orange Banana

1 small beet root, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup blueberries

1 cup raspberries

1 small orange, peeled and deseeded

1 banana

1 cup filtered water

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

*Beet Carrot Pina Banana

1 small beet, peeled and chopped

1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 banana

1 cup filtered water

 

*Beet Lettuce Cherry Hemp

1 small beet root, peeled and chopped

1 cup cherries, seeded

1/3 cup hemp seeds

1 cup romaine lettuce

1 cup filtered water


Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

*Beet Strawberry Pina Banana

1 small beet, peeled and chopped

1 cup strawberries

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 banana

1 cup coconut water

 

Once you taste and experience the benefits of mineral-rich beet

juices and smoothies, I bet you’ll make beets an even bigger part

of your diet.

Now get in the kitchen and create your own beet root recipes.

 

 What’s in your beet root juice or smoothie? Share your recipes with us.

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b+ (Retire in Style Blog) October 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

I love my beets but I also love my wine…what to do, what to do?

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Pam Houghton October 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

Whenever I order a Greek salad, I take the beets off before I begin eating. I’ve never gotten used to their taste. However, I would try one of these smoothie recipes. So maybe I will! 🙂

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deborah October 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Hi Pam,
I know what you mean! Growing up I found beets less appealing! Now I enjoy them when they are blended with compatible ingredients or cooked in a tasty manner. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.

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Jess October 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm

This is such a fantastic post, Deborah!

I have been on a smoothie kick (since I recently received a Vitamix from my hubs as a surprise gift). <3 I am always looking for new recipe ideas and I know that beets are super good for me, but I have a hard time with the taste. I think I'l give them another try and mix them with some of the ideas you have in this post.

Thank you for stopping by *Mostly* Homemade Mondays and sharing this week. I hope to see you again tomorrow. 🙂

Jess

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Janelle October 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

Roasted beet smoothie with cherries or blueberries and CHOCOLATE powder! I use raw cacao powder. Its a match made in heaven plus a little caffeine kick from the cacao. I also add in spinach, hemp seed and cilantro. Very similar to the one you have posted above!

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deborah October 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Hi Janelle,
Wow, your ingredients sound so good1 I can’t wait to try them. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate it.

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Ally @ Om Nom Ally January 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I love beetroot in smoothies, I was never a fan of it as a kid but now it’s often the health benefits that draw me towards a food and your’re right about beets being amazing! Thanks for linking this up to the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party, this post is being featured this week 😀

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat March 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Beet is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients. A little goes a long way, right? It adds so much nutrition and flavor. And who doesn’t love extra red lips? 😉

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Clarissa March 21, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I put in spinach, juiced kale, juiced apple, 1 cup pineapple, juiced beet and water. So good, thank you for these different combinations.

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deborah March 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Hooray for Clarissa,
How did you like it? I am so glad you had fun with beet juice combinations! I just made a beet smoothie today and I added chia seeds and hemp powder so it is quite thick and creamy. Have fun!

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Garrick @ Juicing with G March 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

Deborah,

The first time I heard about beet I thought I wouldn’t like it, I mean it’s a root crop. The only root crop I’d eat before is sweet potato.

Then one day I just said what the heck? I’ll try it… they said it’s an aphrodisiac :).

It tasted better than I could have imagined….

Here are a couple of recipes I’ve tried… http://www.juicingwithg.com/beet-juice-recipes/

I especially like the apple beet combo with other greens… it had a certain sweetness to it hard to describe.

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deborah March 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Hi Garrick,
I was surprised at how tasty beet juice combos are too. I thought it would taste too strong, but now I love it. Thank you so much for visiting UrbanNaturale. Feel free to visit again and share your recipes on our “Plant-Based Potluck Party” Link every Thursday through Monday evening. (http://urbannaturale.com/share-the-food-fun-at-the-plant-based-potluck-party-link-up-4/) Or the the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop which runs from Tuesday through Saturday evening. All the best, Deborah

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Melissa April 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm

My husband and I have been using our new Nutriblast for almost two weeks and have been experimenting with yummy green drinks. Yesterday my husband said, can we find a red drink? I couldn’t perfect the color red and then I remembered the good ol’ beet. I found these recipes and what a beautiful, healthy, delicious red it was! Thank you!

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deborah April 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Great, Melissa, I am so glad you enjoyed the beet juice and smoothie recipes. Thank for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it!

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Emma April 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Juices with beetroot in are always my favourite. Love how packed with nutrition it is too!
The Beet-cherry-hemp smoothie is sounding really good right now 😀

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deborah April 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Hi Emma,
I am delighted that you enjoy beetroot juices and smoothies as well! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.

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Brenda December 19, 2014 at 9:44 am

Hi Deborah,
When you say “juicing” do you mean use a juicer and not a vitamix/blender? I only have a vitamix – not a juicer

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joana h November 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

Some great recipes there.

One of my favourite Beet juice recipes is:

Beets, carrots, apple, orange, celery and an inch of ginger. The ginger really gives the juice a great kick!

Btw I have a couple of other beetroot recipes on my blog. If I decide to take some further inspiration and add one of yours, i’ll sure to link back and reference your page if that’s cool Deborah?

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deborah April 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Hi,
I am so delighted that you chose to mention and link to my beet smoothie post. I sincerely appreciate the love! All the best, Deborah

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Jarrett November 16, 2014 at 11:07 am

Deborah
I’m looking forward to trying your smoothies. I’m guessing there is more benefit to the whole food than just the juice? I have a friend that recommends blending: beets 1c,green beans 2c, strawberries 1c and of course water andor ice. He says it gives him added energy throughout the day. One thing I was thinking that would be a great idea with the smoothly mix is to freeze it in a Popsicle mold of some kind. Just be careful not to drip on your self.

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