banana beetroot smoothie

July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni
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updated : 01/08/2018

Smoothies are a rage all over the world. Smoothies for breakfast, smoothies for in between meals, smoothies for lunch, smoothies for desserts, the options are endless. What is actually a smoothie? Hadn’t even heard of the word smoothies when I was growing up.

Smoothies are drinks that usually are pretty thick in consistency, are cold and very filling. Its like having a meal in a glass.

What do you need to make smoothies?

a) A liquid like water, milk, yogurt, juice

b) fresh fruits or vegetables like spinach, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots to name a few

c) sweetener can be sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners, stevia etc

d) spices which is optional like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg etc

e) nuts or nut butters which are optional

f) add ons like protein powder, seeds, moringa etc

g) herbs like mint, coriander, basil etc

i) ice creams which again is totally optional

j) oats, cooked millets, millet flours etc.

 

Any combination of the above makes a smoothie. How did the banana beetroot smoothie appear in my kitchen? Well, I love having smoothies for breakfast and I tend to add oats to my morning smoothies. Just before traveling to Nairobi, I had one small beetroot left in the fridge and some bananas. So breakfast before the trip was a healthy pink reddish smoothie. I didn’t need to add any sweetener as beetroot and banana are both naturally sweet. However if you want it extra sweet add a sweetener of your choice.

Check out easy and nutritious smoothie. Filling and delicious too.

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BANANA BEETROOT SMOOTHIE

Serves 2

2 frozen bananas

1 small beetroot, raw or boiled

1½ cups cold milk or yogurt

4 tbsp oats

¼ tsp cardamom powder

2 tbsp nuts, chopped

1 tbsp chia seeds

  1. Chop the beetroot into tiny cubes
  2. Put the frozen banana, chopped beetroot, cardamom powder, oats and milk or yogurt into a blender jug.
  3. Process till you get a smooth consistency.
  4. Pour the smoothie into serving glasses.
  5. Top with chopped nuts and chia seeds. Serve.

 

Tips:

  • Cut bananas into slices before you freeze them. Its best to place the slices on a tray and freeze. This way its easier to process the slices rather than a lump of frozen banana.
  • If you don’t have frozen banana then use fresh ones. Add ice cubes to get a thick cold consistency.
  • You can used boiled, steamed or roasted beetroot or raw. Both taste great.
  • Add 1-2 tsp cocoa powder for a chocolate banana beetroot smoothie.

 

A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email mayuri.ajay.patel62@gmail.com
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

 

You may want to check out other smoothie recipes:

mango and yogurt smoothie

 

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mango strawberry smoothie

 

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blueberries and grapes smoothie

 

 

30 Comments

  • Ritu Tangri

    August 3, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Who says mess is bad. This messy look you have given to smoothie is superb and of course the smoothie itself too

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

      When I was chopping the beetroot, I thought it looked so good on the chopping board so used it. Thanks Rita.

       
  • spiceaffairs2016

    August 4, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    This is just perfect for a healthy wholesome breakfast I am sure it will taste yum thanks for sharing.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 5, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      It definitely is Soma, please try it.

       
  • Priya Suresh

    August 4, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Thats an extremely attractive smoothie definitely, its been a while i whisked some smoothie with beetroot, you are pulling me to make some. Paris weather is also super hot to have some chilled smoothie rite now.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 5, 2018 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks Priya, smoothies has become my favorite breakfast. Miss it when I don’t have it for 2-3 days.

       
  • Shobha Keshwani

    August 5, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Wow.. what a lovely colour of the smoothie. Never tried this combo.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 5, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      Thanks Shobha. Try it as its filling and healthy too.

       
  • veena

    August 5, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    What a beautiful colour Mayuri. Loved it totally

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 5, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      Thanks Veena

       
  • Jolly

    August 5, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Wow, They look really awesome..i’m sure this combo must be a great taste, Beautiful recipe.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 5, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      Thanks Jolly

       
  • Ruchi

    August 6, 2018 at 9:51 am

    These looks superb. Amazing colour. Beautifully described . Lovely share

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 7, 2018 at 5:47 am

      Thanks Ruchi.

       
  • marianasir1973

    August 6, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I’m all about smoothies for breakfast these days. This looks superb and must be filling too with oats and chia seeds.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 7, 2018 at 5:47 am

      Thanks Maria and yes it is filling.

       
  • Paarul

    August 6, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Perfect breakfast, Healthy share Mayuri.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 7, 2018 at 5:46 am

      Thank you so much Paarul.

       
  • jayashreetrao

    August 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Lovely share Mayuri, such a beautiful colour !

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 7, 2018 at 5:39 am

      Thanks Jayashree.

       
  • poonampagar

    August 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I have yet to try out this combo di. The smoothie looks stunning with that gorgeous pink color !

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 7, 2018 at 5:38 am

      Thanks Poonam, try it its yummy.

       
  • code2cook

    August 7, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Fabulous smoothie recipe. banana would make it a little sweeter, oats and chia seeds will make it power packed. I like this, you have many smoothies recipes.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 7, 2018 at 5:34 am

      Thank you Bhawana. The beet and banana make it sweet so no need to add any sweetener and yes I do have quite a few smoothie recipes.

       
  • Lathiya

    August 7, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Having beetroot in breakfast smoothie sounds interesting..looks amazing…the color is inviting

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 9, 2018 at 5:20 am

      Thank you so much Lathiya.

       
  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    August 7, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Beetroot in a smoothie sounds delightful, kids would gulp it down as this smoothie has that beautiful pink hue.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 9, 2018 at 5:20 am

      Thanks Jagruti and I’m sure they would as its colorful.

       
  • cookingwithsapana

    August 9, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Well I also love to start my day with smoothies and this one with beets looks very inviting.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much Sapana.

       

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