Beets deliver a welcome sweet earthiness that plays well with the fruits in this energizing beet smoothie.
While I normally use beets for salads, I thought it would be fun to whip it into a fruity beet smoothie.
Beets mixed together with tangerine juice, peaches, strawberries, mango creates a delicious tasting, vibrant colored drink!
Mango Peach Beet Smoothie
Though beets are inherently sweet, they are rarely associated with desserts or fruit smoothies.
Let’s change change that!
Sure, fruit juice is tasty. But when you want substance with your juice, smoothie is the answer.
Sweet and Earthy Flavored Beverage
At first sip, I just got a mouthful of earthy beet flavor.
However, by the second sip, it turns into this sweet, tart, complex taste that I just can’t get enough of.
The beets deliver a welcomed earthiness that plays well with the sweetness from all the fruits (tangerine, strawberry, peach, and mango).
Feel free to use fresh or frozen fruit. Frozen fruit will add texture and body to the smoothie.
Tangerine juice may be difficult to find. Substitute in orange juice.
Asides from being “nature’s candy,” beets are also very good for you.
Full of folate, manganese and other nutrients, beets help with blood flow, making this beet smoothie great for pre/post-workouts.
Only word of warning- when working with red beets be very careful as they can stain cutting boards, hands, and clothing.
Updated: Due to the popularity of this smoothie, I made this Heart Beet Smoothie for Valentine’s Day!
- 1 ⅓ cup tangerine juice, or orange juice
- 1 medium beet, peeled and cut into chunks (about 1 ¼ cup chopped)
- ½ cup strawberries, hulled and sliced (or frozen strawberries)
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- ½ cup frozen sliced peaches
- In a blender, add tangerine juice, chopped beets, strawberries, mango, and peaches. Blend until smooth.
- If smoothie is too thick, add water or additional tangerine juice 1 tablespoon at a time. Serve immediately, or keep covered in the fridge until ready to drink. Stir before drinking.