Jenn at PeasAndCrayons calls this her powerhouse smoothie owing to the huge dose of nutrients in it from the banana, beet, blueberries and kale. I laughed at Jenn’s description of kale as being “essentially a phantom ingredient” as she could not even taste it in the mix. However, the other ingredients add a flavorful punch.

Jenn loves beets and is on a mission to get everyone to love them, too. Her tip is to use cooked beets as she says here …

This purple powerhouse smoothie is a fun and flexible way to get a hearty dose of fruit and veggies! Beets, banana, blueberries, and kale make the most delicious combo! … Since I don’t own a snazzy heavy-duty blender, I use cooked beets. [I’ve only owned one blender my entire life + this one, while awful, refuses to die on me!] Luckily I’m obsessed with … Beet Carpaccio salads and almost always have perfectly cooked beets in my fridge … cook them and then store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. They also freeze extremely well and will last even longer chilling next to your ice cream.

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Recipe: Banana Beet and Blueberry Smoothie

Serves 1


  • 1 cup of frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 a large Beet or 1small/medium beet [make with the leftovers from this]
  • 1 ripe Banana [fresh or frozen]
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of plain Coconut Milk
  • a handful or so of Kale leaves
  • a splash of Orange Juice for sweetness

Optional add-ins & swaps:

  1. green Apple, or Orange sections for added fruit
  2. orange Juice instead of coconut milk
  3. Spinach instead of Kale
  4. Flax or Chia seeds for an extra kick of fiber
  5. Ice, if you’re using all fresh ingredients


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