“This yummy pink smoothie just fills me full of so much energy. I can’t even taste the beets.”~ Britt
3PM Slump, a popular NutriBullet smoothie recipe, is packed with essential nutrients, vitamin C, and natural fiber to keep things moving along. This beautiful magenta, cleansing detox smoothie is sweet from the mixed berries, creamy from the banana, and loaded with energizing electrolytes from the coconut water. Such a tasty way to sneak in a serving of fresh beets if they don’t usually tickle your palate!
Everything You Need
The NutriBullet 3PM Slump smoothie ingredients are:
- mixed berries
- coconut water
- chia seeds
Bananas – Bananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.
Beets – Beets possess a particularly powerful nutritional profile. They are extremely low in calories, yet rich in vitamins and minerals important to athletic performance. Beets contain significant amounts of folate, important to physical growth and heart health, manganese, which assists bone strength and brain function, and copper, which facilitates energy production. Studies have shown that beets can help lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, and reduce age-related cognitive decline.
Spinach – Spinach has long been a major staple of healthy eating. It is loaded with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A producing carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Studies have shown that the regular addition of spinach to one’s diet can help improve eye health, promote heart health, boost immune function, and make bones stronger.
Mixed Berries – Berries are some of the most healthy foods one can eat, and they are absolutely delicious. They are loaded with free radical neutralizing antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, and are high in dietary fiber. Berries are also known to reduce blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, fight inflammation, and lower cholesterol levels.
Coconut Water – Coconut water has become an increasingly popular health drink as of late. It is low in calories, efficiently replenishes electrolytes, is an excellent source of potassium, and contains potent free radical fighting antioxidants. Also, coconut water has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes, prevent kidney stone formation, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are small in size, but big in nutritional value. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and are rich in dietary fiber. In addition, the compounds in chia seeds have been shown to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals, assist with lowering blood pressure, and reduce inflammation.
A standard blender is all that is required to make these NutriBullet smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend the higher-end full-sized NutriBullet Smart Touch that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The 3PM Slump Smoothie
The NutriBullet 3PM Slump smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place banana, beet, spinach, mixed berries, coconut water, water, chia seeds, and water into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Flaxseed or hemp seeds can be substituted for the chia seeds without significantly changing the flavor profile.
- Place banana, beet, spinach, mixed berries, coconut water, water, and chia seeds into a NutriBullet blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit, we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Flaxseed or hemp seeds can be substituted for the chia seeds without significantly changing the flavor profile.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 559mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 20gSugar: 37gProtein: 31g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Beets are a nutritional powerhouse, offering a range of health benefits due to their unique profile of vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds. They are high in essential nutrients like folate, manganese, potassium, and vitamin C. One of the most talked-about benefits is their nitrate content, which can help dilate blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. These nitrates are also beneficial for athletes, as they can enhance endurance and performance. Beets are rich in antioxidants like betalains, which give them their deep red color and have been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. The fiber in beets aids in digestive health and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Electrolytes are essential minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium that carry an electric charge. They play a crucial role in maintaining various physiological functions in your body. These minerals help regulate fluid balance, nerve signaling, muscle contractions, and acid-base balance. When you sweat, you lose electrolytes, which is why rehydration with electrolyte-rich fluids is often recommended during and after intense physical activity. An imbalance of electrolytes can lead to symptoms like muscle cramps, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, and even more severe complications in extreme cases. So, whether you’re an athlete, someone who works in hot conditions, or just looking to maintain a healthy balance, keeping track of your electrolyte intake can be essential for optimal health.
More NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes
→ If you liked this delicious 3PM Slump smoothie, try more of our popular favorites on our NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes page.