This strawberry beet smoothie is the perfect way to serve a vegetable without anyone knowing! A kid friendly drink is not only healthy, but it’s packed with fruits, vegetables, and protein. Greek yogurt adds creaminess while strawberries and juice add
A pink strawberry beet smoothie for a princess
I have a pink, girly niece who will talk princess with me until the end of time. Like her brother and cousins, she’s a picky eater!
But I have this feeling she would adore this pink princess smoothie.
I decided to try and make Valentine’s day smoothie, packed with yogurt, strawberries, and beets. Perfect for a pink princess.
Like all of my favorite veggie smoothies, it balances adding a hidden veggie, protein, and fruit in a super kid friendly drink.
Strawberry Beet Smoothie FAQs
Can you blend beets in a blender?
Yup! To make beet puree, I just pop an 8-ounce package of pre-cooked beets found in the refrigerated produce section into my blender and let it whirl. Raw might not blend as smooth, but I think the smoothie will help out there. Roasted will be sweeter, and canned will probably blend the smoothest.
Definitely – just remember that they might either need a bit more liquid to get smooth or may not get totally smooth. I would recommend using a high powered blender.
This is my favorite thing to do with purees of any kind. I make the puree and then add to silicone ice cube trays. Then you just pop a few in smoothies, soups, or sauces.
I’ve never frozen raw, whole beets. With the high sugar content I
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Tips to making a layered drink
Making a layered smoothie isn’t too hard, but it does take some planning. Here are my tips for making this colorful beet smoothie.
- Make your layers thick. The thinner the drink, the harder it will be to make defined layers.
- If you want SUPER defined layers, pop the cup in the freezer for a few minutes before each layer. This will create a thin, icy protective layer. Don’t forget it in there though, or you’ll have a popsicle!
- Spoon on the second+ layers. I pour my first layer and then gently use a spoon to add the other layers, starting at the EDGES (NOT the center, which will just push the lower layer out)
- Keep the next layers cold. In this recipe, you’re going to make the “middle” layer first. when you set that aside, pop it in the freezer to keep it as thick as possible.
- If all else fails, swirl! A pink swirled smoothie is still a super pretty drink, people.
How to make a Strawberry Beet Smoothie
- Make the puree. Toss your beets in your high-speed blender and let it whirl. Remove all of the puree other than 1/4 cup from the blender and save for something else, like these healthy donuts.
- Make the beet layer. Next, add a cup of frozen strawberries and a cup of juice of your choice. I like to use OJ because it’s always in my house but use whatever you like!
Blend it up and reserve a cup of your smoothie for later. Put into the freezer to keep it nice and cold.
- Make your Layers. Add about .5 cup of Greek yogurt to the remaining drink. Blend until smooth and creamy. Layer and enjoy!
You can obviously skip the layers and just blend everything together from the get go!
To make it a fun Valentine’s Day smoothie, use this hack from my Grinch Smoothie to add a heart strawberry or two!
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Strawberry Beet Smoothie
This layered strawberry beet smoothie is the perfect way to serve a hated vegetable without anyone knowing! This kid friendly drink is not only healthy, but it’s packed with fruits, vegetables, and protein.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup beet puree
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup yogurt
Blend strawberries, juice, and beet puree until smooth.
Reserve 1 cup of strawberry beet mix.
Add yogurt and blend until smooth
Layer smoothies and enjoy!
Okay so tell me – what’s your favorite color?! Are you super girly, or more rough and tumble? Let me know in the comments!
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