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Easy Beet Smoothie – A Cold Busting Drink

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This easy beet smoothie is packed full of vitamin C for a cold busting and tasty drink. Just 5 minutes to make and a handful of ingredients to help boost your immune system.  A vegan smoothie packed full of nutrients.

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A beet smoothie in a tall glass on a white work surface

I hope you’ve missed me?!  I’ve had a couple of weeks off of the blog, and one of the reasons for that is because I’ve had a stinking cold!  The temperature has dropped a few degrees here and it seems like the whole city has succumbed to sniffles and sore throats!

I asked members of my Facebook page what their best cold and flu remedies were, and after trying all of their whisky remedies (!) I opted to make my own vitamin C loaded, immune boosting smoothie.  Now I’m not saying it’s a magical cure, but it’s a great way to get some goodness into your system when you are feeling run down.

Top down shot of a beet smoothie

Is beet smoothie good for you?

I did a fair bit of googling when coming with my easy beet smoothie concoction, I wanted to combine ingredients that not only tasted good together, but had tonnes of antioxidants and vitamin C to fight the germs. Spinach, beets, blackberries and lemon juice are packed into this easy 5 minute smoothie, and I added Greek yogurt for a dose of protein and probiotic.

Use the freshest ingredients that you can lay your hands on, and organic if you can. There are no nasties in this smoothie!

Easy beet smoothie with coconut milk

I opted to make this smoothie dairy free, because if you are all congested animal milk can sometimes exasperate that. I’m a big fan of unsweetened coconut milk, but you can easily use almond milk in it’s place.

A side shot of a beet smoothie surrounded by the raw ingredients

How to make a red beet smoothie

This smoothie is called easy for a reason! The only “work” you need to do is to peel the beet(s) and squeeze a lemon.  Just bung it all in a blender and whizz until smooth.  It’s a great option for breakfast or as a mid afternoon pick me up.

Easy beet smoothie vs beet juice

Personally, I do prefer smoothies over juices, especially when making them at home.  When you make smoothies, you are using all of the fruit or vegetable, which means you are getting that roughage and fibre in to your glass. Juicing extracts the liquid, so while you will still get a tonne of goodness, you are throwing away that fibre. Such a waste!

I also HATED cleaning my old juicer – get a dishwasher safe blender and you are in clover!

If smoothies are your thing, be sure to check out my Berry Oat Smoothie with Coconut Milk

A beet smoothie in a tall glass on a white work surface

Easy Beet Smoothie - A Cold Busting Drink

A vegan smoothie packed full of nutrients.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 256kcal


  • handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 2 small beets (or one large)
  • 10 blackberries
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (250ml) (or other milk)
  • 4 - 5 ice cubes


  • Peel the beets and cut in half
  • Add all ingredients to the blender.  Blend until smooth
  • Drink immediately


Calories are an approximation based on one serving


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 23.6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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  • Reply
    Linda Daunter
    October 4, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better now!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      October 5, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      Yes, thank you! 🙂

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