Blueberry-Beet Blaster

I’ve got something I’ve got to get off my chest.

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I’m a smoothie addict.

There. Now you know. And whew, do I feel better!

Actually, you’re probably not that surprised. I mean, I did mention a few days ago that I was in tears about my Vitamix container having a crack in it. But good news! Vitamix is going to send me a NEW container under the warranty and I don’t even have to send mine back. They just ask that I recycle the broken one, haha.

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Sometimes I feel bad when people ask me what I eat because my diet really isn’t very practical for most people.

I drink a BIG glass of lemon water in the morning, a Green Smoothie directly after, a Vega protein drink after my run, and then a second smoothie around lunchtime.

It isn’t until closer to dinner that I eat any actual food.

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I have this same diet routine 99% of my days. I’m a creature of habit. And being a stay-at-home Mom gives me the luxury to be like this. I am very fortunate.

But enough about me personally. I want to talk about SMOOTHIES today.

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There is a reason that I choose to eat smoothies 2 out of 3 meals a day- they are SUPER nutrient dense. Or at least they can be, if you make them that way.

Drinking smoothies allows me to get in more fruits and vegetables, with their powerful nutrients, in one meal then I could have if I chose an actual meal. And it does that in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to eat the actual contents of the smoothie!

Smoothies just make sense to me.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Berry-Beet Blaster
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk or coconut water
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped mango
  • ½ cup cooked, chopped beets (one small)
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, optional
  • ½ cup ice, if not using frozen fruit
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together in blender until smooth.
Notes
Use coconut water for a smoothie lower in calories and more hydrating.

 

 

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  • Cara @ TheVeganBarbie September 13, 2013, 1:50 am

    I’m officially hooked on the green smoothie, need to try this one and carrot cake next!

  • lmachell September 13, 2013, 9:14 am

    I hope that you like them!

  • fran September 13, 2013, 2:01 am

    YUM i love beetroot! thanks to you i’m becoming a smoothie addict too. though at the moment, i’m just on one per day. really glad for you that Vitamix have sorted out your blender situation – it is afterall a vital part of your daily nutrition plan!

  • lmachell September 13, 2013, 9:15 am

    Haha, thanks Fran! I really don’t know what I’d do with out it for weeks at a time…

  • Kathryn October 16, 2013, 4:49 pm

    I made my first beet smoothies this week except I used a raw bit, diced in 1/2″ pieces and blended that up real good before adding the rest of the ingredients. I have an Oster so I’m sure your vitamix would handle the raw beet. Now that I’ve typed all this I wonder which is more nutritious., raw or cooked. Must google to find out.

  • lmachell October 17, 2013, 7:54 am

    Oh probably raw, I would imagine. I’ll have to try that- thanks!

  • Cynthia Perez October 17, 2013, 10:06 pm

    While I appreciate your recipe I was surprised to see that you cook your beets. I never cook my beets when I make my smoothie. I just peel it and throw into the Vitamix. I also like to use either Greek yogurt or an avocado to give my smoothies a very creamy texture.

  • lmachell October 21, 2013, 6:48 pm

    I’d LOVE to use raw beets, but I can’t find them here in Germany. Just packages of cooked beets.

  • Tee December 30, 2013, 4:46 pm

    My name is Tee, and I TOO am a smoothie addict!!!! I have a category in my iPhone pics just for them and the recipes that create them! O_O Yasssssss, it’s THAT serious!!!!!!!

  • lmachell January 5, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Hahahaha Glad to see that I’m not alone!!

  • adrienne January 6, 2014, 4:52 pm

    can you use raw beets instead of cooked?

  • lmachell January 9, 2014, 3:53 pm

    Of course!

  • Kelly February 18, 2014, 6:45 am

    Who would have thought of smoothies would make your tummy rumble. I must try the recipes with my family.

  • Kempmom May 27, 2014, 4:44 pm

    How well does this fit in your vitamix? I would like to make enough for myself & my kids all at once and if i quadruple your recipe (using frozen fruit and no ice) i am worried it wont all fit. Do you notice you have a lot of room left when you make a single serving?

  • lmachell June 9, 2014, 12:32 pm

    Yes! Lots of room with the single. You can definitely triple it at least and then just make smaller servings.

  • Theresa Fisher June 9, 2014, 4:43 pm

    I loved this one. I am a BIG beet fan. Thanks

  • lmachell June 11, 2014, 12:27 am

    Thanks Theresa! I love beets too.

  • Carolyn Ericson June 11, 2014, 5:52 am

    I made it today! Turned out good! Thank you!

  • punam September 25, 2014, 12:50 pm

    I had one today for breakfast, frozen raw 1/2beet, a handful of pomegranate seeds, a slice of pineapple, and pear, a spoon of honey milk and soaked oats put in nutri bullet…yum i have sometimes added banana and yoghurt too for variation.

  • jayne January 6, 2015, 9:34 pm

    If I am using 1/4 of an Avacado how would I keep the rest fresh? Or would it have to be used straight away??

  • lmachell January 8, 2015, 9:50 pm

    I just keep mine in a ziplock bag or tupperware container. I use leftovers for smoothies throughout the week, since their browning from oxidation won’t make a difference. I would say it should keep at least a week.

  • LEE September 14, 2015, 5:58 pm

    I too am a smoothie addict, although usually only 1 a day. I did give this recipe a 5 because I loved it with blackberries and vanilla almond milk which were all I had on hand. I gave my own recipe a 4 but know from experience blueberries and coconut milk would have hit the spot for me. Thank you for the idea on what to mix with my beets for good flavor!