Raspberry Beet Smoothie

Raspberry Beet Smoothie

This Raspberry Beet Smoothie is the perfect hue for a romantic Valentine’s Day breakfast. Who doesn’t love a hot pink beverage first thing in the morning? Raspberry is the predominant flavor, but the sweet earthiness of beets certainly comes through.

I never even tried a beet until I was an adult. My mom HATES beets. Even if I mention the “B” word to her, her face scrunches up and she makes her opinion known. Oddly enough, my mother in law is the same way (maybe a touch less dramatic). It wasn’t until David and I were off on our own that we tried beets for the first time . After one bite we realized we had been missing out!

Are smoothies good for you?

I have never been a big fan of super fruit forward smoothies. I always felt like they NEEDED to have vegetables in them. If they didn’t, what was the point? But, if you’re a regular smoothie drinker, you know that greens make smoothies look pretty unappetizing.

Enter the Raspberry Beet Smoothie. It’s vibrant pink makes for a fun and refreshing breakfast, and it still includes your veggies! This smoothie uses frozen raspberries and pre cooked baby beets. The beets are easily found in the produce section of the grocery store. They have become a refrigerator staple for me.

Raspberries are very fiber rich and the addition of hemp seeds adds extra protein. This recipe makes 2 10 oz smoothies (roughly), making it the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. However this smoothie is great any time.

What’s in a raspberry beet smoothie?

Plant Based Milk: use whatever kind you have on hand. I have made this with almond, oat, and coconut milk. They all tasted great. If you make whipped coconut cream often, this is a great way to use up that leftover coconut liquid.

Raspberries: I use frozen organic berries here. I like frozen fruit in my smoothies because it keeps them thick and icy.

Beets: this is the perfect application for those little vacuum sealed packages of baby beets. Of course you can use any beets you may have on hand. Raw would be fine, but I would shred them first and make sure you have a high speed blender.

Banana: once my bananas get a few spots on them I put them in the freezer. I prefer frozen bananas in my smoothies, but you can use a fresh one if you like.

Hemp Seeds: I like adding these for an extra protein boost and for the added nutritional value. Hemp seeds are loaded with good fats, and the add a thickness to the smoothie.

Substitutions: use any nut milk to keep this smoothie paleo. The hemp seeds can easily be replaced with chia or flax seeds. You can omit the seeds altogether if you like. Fresh herbs make a beautiful addition as well. Basil or mint would be spectacular.

If you’re looking for a new smoothie to add to your repertoire, consider this gorgeous pink Raspberry Beet Smoothie for two.

Need more breakfast ideas? Try my Buckwheat Pancakes or Blood Orange Scones

Raspberry Beet Smoothie {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo}

This bright pink smoothie is the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast. The raspberries and beets blend together into a thick and luscious smoothie.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • Blender


Raspberry Beet Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup plant based milk
  • 1 each banana frozen
  • 1 cup raspberries frozen
  • 2/3 cup red beets cooked, chopped
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds


Raspberry Beet Smoothie

  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender.
  • Blend on high for 1-3 minutes, until smooth.
  • Pour into two glasses and top with more frozen raspberries and hemp seeds if desired.


This smoothie tastes best if consumed right away.
Pre cooked baby beets are perfect here, but I have used frozen roasted beets from previous recipes with success
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, grain free, paleo, vegan

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