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Pretty in Pink Veggie Smoothie

You’ll love this Pretty in Pink vegan beet smoothie with ginger, vanilla, and a secret, super good-for-you secret ingredient!
Pretty In Pink Smoothie // The Spicy RD I’ve got two things to tell you about this pretty in pink veggie smoothie

One, it’s a cheaters smoothie, which is makes it super quick & easy to make. {More on the cheating in a wee bit…}

And, two, you’d never know it by looking at it, but it’s got greens in it!!!

And, you know how much I love my green smoothies-right?!

Trouble is, some people get a little turned off by seeing green in their smoothie.

Honestly, I don’t know why when, with just the right combo of greens, you can get a gorgeous minty shade of green like this…

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Or a brilliant shade of green like this…

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Sometimes though, some green smoothie combinations, albeit delicious, can turn out a little murky, like this…

Mocha Smoothie // The Spicy RDMocha Smoothie

And that’s when you need to resort to making your green smoothies another shade that’s not so, well, green.

If you have gorgeous, purplish blue, anthocyanin rich blueberries, you can make this…

Blueberry Orange Kale Smoothie // The Spicy RDBlueberry Orange Kale Smoothie

Or, if you have ruby red beets, and fresh red Swiss chard with gorgeously hued stalks like this…

Red Chard // The Spicy RDYou can fake it, and make a pretty in pink veggie smoothie like this…

Pretty in Pink Veggie Smoothie // The Spicy RD

Pretty in Pink Beet Smoothie w/ a Secret Ingredient

Pretty in Pink Veggie Smoothie // The Spicy RD

Pretty in Pink Veggie Smoothie

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 main course serving or 2 side servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup {firmly packed} chopped red chard including stems
  • 1 cup cooked red beets *
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup/sweetener of choice optional
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice optional

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Notes

For the beets, you can roast your own {especially if you have leftovers from another meal}, or do it the "cheaters way" and use prepackaged beets.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 2315IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1.8mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Paleo Option, Vegan Option, Vegetarian
Keyword beet smoothie
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Pre-cooked beets from Trader Joes // The Spicy RDPre-cooked beets, like these from Trader Joes, make this smoothie super quick and easy to make!

Pretty in Pink Veggie Smoothie // The Spicy RDAnd, in case you’re wondering jut what this pretty in pink smoothie is all about, let me give you the nutrition scoop

  • Rich in betalains {phytonutrients}, betanin and vulgaxanthin, {Study up! There will be a spelling test at the end of this post!!}, beets may provide antioxidant, antinflammatory, and detoxification support.
  • Recent studies have shown that betanin pigments may lessen tumor cell growth, providing protection against certain types of cancers including colon, lung, breast, and prostate.
  • Red Swiss chard is also rich in betalains to provide additional antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support, and is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, C, and E, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and iron, and a very good source of calcium and other vitamins and minerals.
  • Naturally gluten-free, and vegan if vegan protein powder is used. One {main} serving also provides 5 grams of fiber.
  • Warning! ย Don’t be alarmed if your, ahem, poop turns a little red after chugging down a pretty in pink smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚

Bottoms up!

Have you ever tried beets in a smoothie? ย Are you turned off by green colored smoothies? Have you ever experienced the red poop phenomenon? What are the phytonutrients in beets and red Swiss Chard and how do you spell them???

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21 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink Veggie Smoothie”

  1. OOhh!! I just love those beats from TJ’s!! I’ve been eating them in salads. My only experience with a beet smoothie though was less than satisfactory, so I’m eager to give yours a go. We’ve been having veggie/green smoothies/Drinks every morning. I’m going to make this for my husband!

    1. Sorry your beet smoothie experience has been less than satisfactory so far Kim ๐Ÿ™ The beet flavor can be really strong sometimes, but the Swiss chard and ginger in this smoothie help to mellow it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sounds wonderful. I miss beets so much. They contain fodmaps, as you know, and they are one food I can’t seem to even have just a small amount of without getting pain. It stinks! Pun intended…. Either way, I love the idea of adding them to a smoothie!

      1. Hi Dona. Absolutely, you can try substituting the fresh beets with beet powder~You may want to cut back on the liquid a little. I’d love to hear how it turns out! FODMAPS are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that are poorly digested, and may lead to IBS symptoms {i.e. gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation} in some individuals. Certain carbohydrate containing foods contain more FODMAPs that others do. Here’s a link to learn more if you’re interested: https://www.eastewart.com/low-fodmap-diet-ibs/ Cheers!

  3. I love beets, and the smoothie sounds delicious. Plus, it’s beautiful! I think the kid would be excited about it rather than stating that the smoothie is so “green” or so “ugly” (the browner versions I make) again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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