Banana Beetroot Smoothie

July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

Banana Beetroot Smoothie

Banana Beetroot Smoothie is so easy to make, nutritious, healthy, filling and super delicious. A versatile recipe as one can add milk of their choice or yogurt. Add cooked beetroot or raw. Make this colorful smoothie for breakfast or as a snack.

What is a Smoothie?

Smoothies are a rage all over the world. They have become a part of our daily meals, mostly for breakfast. Occasionally, love to have it as a light dinner option. 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 or a vegetable/fruit 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. If the fruit is naturally sweet then you can avoid a sweetener altogether.

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, seeds, etc

g) herbs like mint, coriander, basil, etc – again optional.

i) ice creams which again is totally optional

j) oats, cooked millets, millet flours, roasted flours,  etc.

Any combination of the above makes a smoothie.

 

Some Smoothies You May Want To Try Out:

Blueberry & Grape Smoothie – my favorite because of the blueberries.

A must have during the mango season: Chocolate Mango Smoothie

Glowing Skin Smoothie – with papaya, coconut water, tangerine and collagen

Banana Peanut Butter & Oats Smoothie – kids love this one.

Strawberry Finger Millet Smoothie – healthy and filling. An enjoyable way to enjoy millet.

Here’s a smoothie with carrot cake flavour – Carrot Cake Smoothie

Using an unusual fruit Java Plums – Jamun/ Java Plum Smoothies

 

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. Any trips outside town for a couple of days or weeks means using up perishable food. Just before traveling to Nairobi, I had one small beetroot left in the fridge and frozen bananas. I like to freeze overripe bananas to use up in smoothies and bakes.

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.

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Updated on 09/07/2021. First Published on 19/07/2012

Ingredients Required For Banana Beetroot Smoothie

  • Frozen Bananas – if you don’t have frozen bananas, use normal ripe bananas. To make a chilled smoothie, add some ice cubes.
  • Beetroot – use a small or medium one. Use roasted, boiled or raw.
  • Cold Milk or Plain Yogurt 
  • Oats
  • Cardamom Powder 
  • Chopped Nuts – any of your choice
  • Chia Seeds

 

 

BANANA BEETROOT SMOOTHIE

mayurisjikoni
Banana Beetroot Smoothie is so easy to make, nutritious, healthy, filling and super delicious. A versatile recipe as one can add milk of their choice or yogurt. Add cooked beetroot or raw. Make this colorful smoothie for breakfast or as a snack.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium bananas frozen
  • 1 small beetroot raw, boiled or roasted
  • 1 cup cold milk or yogurt
  • 4 tbsp oats
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp nuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions
 

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

Notes

  • 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.
Keyword banana beetroot smoothie recipe, easy banana beetroot smoothie

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36 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.

  • Archana

    July 16, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    5 stars
    Such a delicious, beautiful, healthy and filling smoothie with beets n bananas. I will love to have some of this yum beetroot banana smoothie for breakfast .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 16, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks Archana, I like how the beautiful colour attracts one to enjoy the smoothie.

  • Poonam Bachhav

    July 20, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    5 stars
    Banana smoothie with beetroot, Oats and chia seeds sounds so healthy and nutritious , especially with no added sugar. Love the gorgeous color of the smoothie.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 21, 2021 at 3:43 am

      Thank you so much Poonam, I too love the gorgeous colour of the smoothie.. an attraction for fussy eaters.

  • Renu

    July 23, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    5 stars
    A very healthy and filling smoothie is with beetroot, banana and oats in it. I like the addition of nuts and seeds here to make it power-packed drink

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 24, 2021 at 2:36 am

      Thank you so much Renu.

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