Detoxifying Beet & Berry Smoothie (3 Ingredients!)

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Beets — you either love them or you hate them. But we’ve crafted just the recipe to turn almost anyone into a beet lover.

And it couldn’t be simpler! Made with just 1 blender, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes, this smoothie is bright, fruity, and detoxifying. Let me show you how it’s done!

Tray with coconut, mint, apple, strawberries, banana, and beet for making a healthy vegan smoothie recipe

Raw beets are a nutritional powerhouse known for their ability to aid detoxification. That’s reason enough to love them aside from their gorgeous magenta hue.

Combined with strawberries for sweetness, beets create a vibrant, pink smoothie packed with plant-based fiber, iron, folate, and vitamin C.

Banana adds potassium and plant-based creaminess, and apple juice brings everything together while adding a subtle sweetness and even more vitamin C. Serious yum.

Blender filled with fresh fruit and juice for making a Detoxifying Beet and Berry Smoothie
Blender filled with freshly blended Beet and Berry Smoothie

We love this recipe as a smoothie, but it can also be frozen into popsicles for an afternoon pick-me-up or snack that would be totally kid-friendly.

Glasses of our Beet and Berry Smoothie recipes topped with fresh mint leaves

We hope you love this smoothie. It’s:

Detoxifying
Naturally sweet
Tangy
Nutrient-rich
Vibrant
& Delicious!

Want more ways to include beets in your life? Check out our Strawberry Beet Cupcakes, Roasted Beet Hummus, Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers, Fudgy Vegan Double Chocolate Beet Muffins, Curried Beet Soup, and Baked Rosemary Beet Chips.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Measuring glass filled with our Beet and Berry Smoothie recipe topped with fresh mint

Detoxifying Beet & Berry Smoothie

A vibrant, nutrient-packed smoothie made with detoxifying beetroot and fresh fruit. Subtly sweet, perfectly tart, and ready with just 1 blender, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes.
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5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (Smoothies)
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (in ice cube trays)
Does it keep? 2 Days

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup peeled + chopped raw beet (organic when possible)
  • 1 ⅓ cup frozen strawberries (if fresh, add ice // organic when possible)
  • 1/4 ripe frozen banana (optional // peeled + sliced)
  • 2/3 cup fresh apple juice (recipe in our cookbook!)
  • Fresh mint or shredded coconut (for garnish // optional)

Instructions

  • Add beet, strawberries, banana (optional for sweetness) and apple juice to a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness, apple juice to thin, or strawberries for a more intense fruit flavor.
  • Divide between two serving glasses and enjoy. Optional: Garnish with banana slices, fresh mint, and/or shredded coconut. Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Freeze leftovers in ice cube trays or popsicle molds for an afternoon pick-me-up.

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Notes

*For added protein, add your favorite plain or vanilla protein powder! See my full Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder review here.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with banana and without optional garnishes.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothies Calories: 104 Carbohydrates: 25 g Protein: 1.7 g Fat: 0.5 g Saturated Fat: 0.1 g Sodium: 41 mg Potassium: 443 mg Fiber: 3.9 g Sugar: 17.9 g

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  1. Justin says

    We made this with a raw beet, frozen mixed berries, a handful of frozen spinach, and cranberry-grape juice. I know that’s different enough that it’s barely your recipe anymore, but this was the only recipe we found that was simple and sounded delicious. Wonderful, thanks!

  2. Michele C Bennett says

    I actually made my smoothie with 2 small beets, spinach leaves, cinnamon, flax seeds, 1% milk, apple juice, an apple, a banana, and some frozen unsweetened tropical fruit.
    It was great. Not sure about the health benefits, could you please assist me with that?

  3. Marie says

    I was looking for ways to use my leftover beetroot and this smoothie recipe was perfect. I made a few tweaks so I could use what I had on hand and it was still tasty! I replaced the apple juice with cranberry juice and use mixed frozen berries as opposed to frozen strawberries. I can’t get over how good the colouring looks too!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Marie! Love the substitutions too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Tee says

    This was amazing. It taste so good and I like the easiness. My niece hated beets because of how they looked. I made this smoothie and told her it was a strawberry smoothie…. lol I know horrible… she drank every bit. When I told her the ingredients she couldn’t believe it… now she makes this three times a week. Great recipe!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you both enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing, Tee. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  5. Sherry says

    Oh.my.goodness. This is fabulous and so easy to whip up in my Thermomix, where I can grate the beets then add the rest of the ingredients. Very delicious with just the slightest hint of beet taste, mostly strawberry and banana. And I can totally see this as a frozen treat. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sherry. We are so glad you enjoy it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  6. Sneha says

    Tried this with applesauce + water instead of apple juice because that’s what I had and it was excellent! Put the mint right in the blender and it came out really refreshing. Going to have it again tomorrow!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We haven’t tried it, but maybe? You would need to reduce the amount of total liquid though otherwise it will be runny.

  7. Juliana says

    I modified a bit the recipe for 2: 1 small beet (double the recipe), frozen strawberries, double frozen bananas, coconut milk and cherry/apple juice. Was delicious and my boyfriend said is his favorite smoothie so far! Thank you :))

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We haven’t tried that, but we think it would work! Might be a little different flavor profile. Let us know how it goes!

  8. Navely says

    Loved this as a morning smoothie. I added a cup of spinach to add some greens to it. Husband loves it as well. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Amanda says

    Recipe looks amazing! If you’re not a banana fan, what’s a good substitute? I see banana as a base in a lot of recipes including this one so I thought I would ask.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Kate! As a favor, next time would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers! xoxo

  10. Donna says

    That hit the spot after a walk in the sunshine.
    I only had frozen beets and frozen mixed berries but it was a lovely combo. I had to use twice as much apple juice to get it to blend due to frozen beets maybe??
    Topped it with the shredded coconut just for fun.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Anne E says

    Thank you so much for this idea!! I’ve been wanting to use beets more, and this was the inspiring kick I needed!! I’m not one to measure – and the fastest way is the best for me, so here’s what I did:

    – 1 beet
    – 1 apple
    – 1 mason jar frozen strawberries
    – 1 mason jar unsweetened oat milk (still a bit sweet!)

    Filled 2 mason jars perfectly! The oat milk def added a distinct flavour and sweetness, which was great. It was fairly liquidy – use less if you’d prefer a thicker smoothie.

  12. Merel says

    I made this last week, with rice milk instead of apple juice to keep my sugar intake somewhat lower. It was so incredibly good, I’m graving it again! I think I’l blend some fresh mint into it today. Thanks for the recipe, Dana!

  13. Heather says

    My 5 yo called this “beet-licious”! He and I have been known to put down some beets, but when it’s a 1000 degrees who wants to cook down beets for an hour? This is such refreshing way to enjoy beets! I cut the juice a little and ended up adding more water, mostly to make it easier for him to drink. Thank you for another great recipe!

  14. Amber says

    I’m not very fond of beets but this is delicious! I don’t have the cookbook so i used organic apple juice. I plan to have this every day. Thank you for the great recipe!

  15. chris walker says

    Great smoothie and a way to get my husband to eat veggies. Sweet and refreshing, you can taste the beets but it is very mild. Love the color as well. I will definitely make this again. I did add the frozen 1/4 banana. I also added about 1/4-1/2 cup of water as my blender/shake maker needed the extra liquid.

  16. Angela says

    This is was so simple and delicious! I sometimes over complicate smoothies :D I forgot apples, so I substituted coconut water and it was delicious! It felt light enough to have as a snack rather than breakfast for me! Thank you~

  17. Anna Viehbeck says

    Made it with some tweaks:
    – used more beets (one whole);
    – applesauce instead of apple juice;
    – threw in a handful of baby spinach;
    – a few frozen grapes and couple of peach slices along with strawberries.
    Result: YUM! and the colour is mesmerizing :))

  18. Brittany Mullins says

    Ohh!! This looks so awesome, Dana. I love beets — perfect way to see how fast your digestive system is working. hehe

  19. Joyce says

    This smoothie is WONDERFUL. I just got back from a workout and decided to give it a try. Fast, easy and DELICIOUSLY ? nutritious. I drank the whole thing, no splitting it in two in me! and no leftovers — Piggy ? me ?

  20. jorunn says

    It says 3 ingredients but there are four listed, is the apple juice not included in the list of ingredients?

  21. Patsy says

    Reviewing – DELICIOUS and sweet and really satisfying.
    Reporting back – see my question below: I had no strawberries, so used some frozen blueberries instead plus some frozen green bananas (I always use unripe) as my fresh fruit. And I DID try 1 scoop of my vegan protein powder (NuZest Clean Lean Vanilla) and I took your suggestion to skip the apple juice in that case, subbing unsweetened almond-cashew milk. It was wonderful!
    NOTE: adding several mint leaves to the blender with everything gave it an extra POP of sweetness! I add mint (or fresh ginger) to most of my smoothies.

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Dipti, we haven’t tried it in this recipe, but it can have a strong flavor. We’d say start with 1/4 tsp and increase, to taste. Let us know how it goes!

  22. Tiffany says

    Oh I’m going to make these into a popsicle! Sounds great for these hot, humid South Carolina days! Thanks ?

  23. Ada McVean says

    Dude I love your recipes but please don’t fall for pseudoscience in an effort to make them pop more. There is no such thing as a detox, to claim there is is just dangerous and misinformed.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hey, thanks for the feedback. The reason we used that term is beets contain phytonutrients called betalains that increase enzymes that aid the liver in detoxifying the body. Yes, our bodies detox naturally, but when given the right foods it can do its job more efficiently.

  24. Megan says

    About how much is a serving size for this? Closer to 1 cup or 2 cups each?
    I can’t wait to try! Looks so delicious!

  25. Tracey Cowart says

    This smoothie is delicious and filling. I make it for breakfast and drink it on the way to work. Sometimes I add other fruit like pineapple and blueberries. A full five plus rating!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, you could swap the apple juice for dairy-free milk or water? And skip the banana.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, I wouldn’t recommend that for freshness and flavor. But if you give it a try let us know how it goes.

  26. Patsy says

    I need something like this as a light detox lunch so I’m thinking I’ll add a scoop of my vegan protein powder. (NuZest Clean Lean Protein Powder). Thoughts? Any suggestions as to how to make this optimally tasty with the right texture and feel?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think with a little protein powder it would be great! You may want to skip the apple juice and just do water or nut milk in that case so you can control the sweetness. Let us know how it goes!