“Love this one, blackberries are my absolute favorite for both flavor and texture. And, beets are just oh so healthy!”~ Tracy M.
Blackberry Beet, a popular Vitamix smoothie recipe, is a flavorful fruit and vegetable smoothie with a tropical flair that just packs in so many healthy vitamins and minerals. Sweet and tart from the blackberries, a calming tropical vibe from the mago and peaches, with just a bit of earthiness snuck in from the beets and spinach. A delicious way to add some variety to your traditional smoothie lineup!
Everything You Need
The Vitamix Blackberry Beet smoothie ingredients are:
- nonfat frozen yogurt
- chia seeds
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.
Blackberries – Blackberries are sweet and tart summer staples that also offer excellent health benefits. They are loaded with vitamin C and are also high in vitamin K and manganese. Blackberries are known to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities, including the reduction of brain inflammation which can lead to various neurodegenerative diseases.
Mango – Mango, in some corners of the world, is known as the “King of Fruits” and delivers an impressive amount of potent nutrients and healthy plant compounds. They are extremely high in vitamin C and provide significant amounts of copper, folate, and vitamin B6. Mangoes are also known to boost your immune system, improve digestive health with their amylases enzymes, help prevent diabetes, and have even been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Peaches – Peaches are a small fuzzy fruit that originated in China approximately 8,000 years ago. The are extremely rich in antioxidants, including carotenoids, caffeic acid, and polyphenols. Peaches have widely been studied for their ability to reduce the risk of several cancers, prevent tumor growth, and protect the skin from UV damage.
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.
Nonfat Frozen Yogurt – Nonfat frozen yogurt is often hailed as a healthy alternative to traditional ice cream. It includes yogurt culture probiotics lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus and is often made with agave nectar instead of high-calorie sugar. Nonfat frozen yogurt is a common choice among those wanting to reduce their caloric intake.
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.
Honey – Honey is a thick, sticky liquid made from plant nectar by honeybees. It is rich in antioxidants, including phenolic acids and flavonoids that are excellent at reducing oxidative stress. Honey has been used to facilitate burn and wound healing for thousands of years and has shown great success in healing diabetes-related foot ulcers.
A standard blender is all that is required to make this Vitamix smoothie. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the smaller Vitamix One blender as it is quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender 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 Vitamix Blackberry Beet Smoothie
The Vitamix Blackberry Beet smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place beets, blackberries, mango, peaches, spinach, vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt, chia seeds, honey, 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
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.
If you don’t have blackberries, blueberries make a good substitute.
Coconut milk or soy milk (with a little extra ice) can be substituted for the nonfat frozen yogurt to make this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
- Place beets, blackberries, mango, peaches, spinach, vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt, chia seeds, honey, and water into a Vitamix 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.
- 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.
- If you don’t have blackberries, blueberries make a good substitute.
- Coconut milk or soy milk (with a little extra ice) can be substituted for the nonfat frozen yogurt to make this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 458mgCarbohydrates: 135gFiber: 18gSugar: 95gProtein: 27g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Is the natural sugar in berries bad for you
he natural sugars found in berries are not typically harmful when consumed as part of a balanced diet because they are accompanied by fiber, water, and various beneficial compounds, which slow down sugar absorption and prevent spikes in blood glucose. However, like all foods, berries should be consumed in moderation, particularly by individuals managing conditions like diabetes.
Why are flaxseeds so popular?
Flaxseeds have gained popularity due to their high content of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and lignans, a type of plant compound with antioxidant and estrogen properties. These nutrients contribute to heart health, digestive health, and may potentially help in weight management and reducing the risk of certain cancers, making flaxseeds a highly regarded addition to a balanced diet.
More Vitamix Smoothie Recipes
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