Banana Beet Green Smoothie

Banana Beet Green SmoothieLooking for a new green to use in your smoothies? Give beet greens a try. Beet greens are quite nutritious, and their mild flavor is easily masked by a sweet fruit such as banana.

Beet greens are particularly rich in vitamins K and A. Vitamin K works in tandem with calcium to produce strong bones. If you suffer from osteoporosis or would like to reduce your chances of developing it, ample amounts of vitamin K should be a present in your diet.

Vitamin A is essential for the health of your eyes. It’s been shown to improve and help maintain good vision, and help combat common age-related eye problems. Vitamin A also boosts your immune system by stimulating antibodies and white blood cell production.

Next time you buy some beets don’t toss the greens, add them into your smoothie. I like to wash beet greens in cold water, remove any large stems, and then chop the greens into small, bite-sized pieces for easy blending.

Keep in mind, for pretty much every green smoothie recipe on Healthy Smoothie HQ you can use the various greens interchangeably. Just remember to rotate your greens every couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Banana Beet Green Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup beet greens, chopped, thick stems removed and discarded
  • 1 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
  • A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 cup frozen berries of choice
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 serving of your preferred protein and/or green superfood powder

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 149
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Vitamin C: 36% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 256% RDA
  • Calcium: 10% RDA
  • Iron: 14% RDA

If you try this banana beet green smoothie please leave a comment below and tell me all about it. Happy Blending!


23 Responses to Banana Beet Green Smoothie

  1. Hi Ryan, I love beets and their greens so I will be making this smoothie soon. I will probably also add some of the actual beet to the smoothie and see how it comes out. Thanks for sharing this tasty and healthy recipe.

    • Ryan #

      Hey Shelley, I sure hope you enjoy the beet green smoothie. I hadn’t thought of adding the actual beets (I usually juice those), but I imagine they’ll be a great addition. Happy Blending!

  2. Kari #

    Hey Ryan! I just happened upon your site while searching for a recipe for beet greens. We’ve gotten so much veg from our FSA recently and I’m trying to find some new things to do with all this good stuff! So, imagine my surprise when I see whose site this is. ;) I’m trying this recipe tomorrow and I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m a smoothie lover, but I have not yet incorporated greens.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Kari! Blending and juicing is a great way to make sure your excess greens don’t go to waste. The more time you spend on my site, the more ingredient ideas you’ll have for smoothies :) I’ve been experimenting with various spices and herbs lately. I hope you enjoy this smoothie and I’m glad you found my site!

      Take care,

  3. Leah #

    Pinned it! Got beets to make with mashed potatoes and googled beet green smoothie. A keeper recipe. Did add blueberries and flax seed. Yum!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Leah, glad you liked the recipe. Blueberry and flax seed were nice additions. Thanks for pinning! Cheers!

  4. Debbie #

    awesome I love it. didn’t add any sweetener tastes great sweet with just banana added a couple strawberries and blueberries. Was googleing beet greens found yours. So glad I did

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Debbie, glad you found and enjoyed this smoothie! Kudos for not using a sweetener. Cheers!

  5. Sujo #

    I added all the extra ingredients you listed and added a heaping table spoon of cacao powder! yum!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Awesome, glad you liked it with all the optional add-ons, Sujo!

  6. Hi, I just tried this. First time adding honey to a smoothie. It’s really tasty, thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Sakeenah,

      I’m elated to hear you enjoyed this smoothie. Honey can make just about any smoothie taste great.


  7. Love the smoothie! I used coconut water and kept the stems on the beet greens, then added frozen blueberries. Delish!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Wendy,

      I like how you upgraded this smoothie with coconut water and frozen blueberries. Thanks for sharing.


    • Niko #

      Good idea! I ll do the same..but might replace the honey with dadels.

  8. I was looking for a way to use beet greens Thank you for your suggestion. It’s Wonderful Smoothie combination. I added a touch of fresh ginger, protein and flaxseed. Thank you Thank You

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Toni.

  9. Jessica Kelly #

    It is so good!!! I love that it uses water for the liquid base. I make a pineapple version too with no banana!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice to hear you enjoyed this smoothie, Jessica. Pineapple in place of banana sounds intriguing.

  10. Rene #

    I used a 3 berry mix of frozen berries and only 1/2 a banana and it was really tasty. Didn’t think it even needed the sweetener and I could not really detect the beet greens. I’ll make it again!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Very good, Rene!

  11. Dennis #

    Hi Ryan,

    I tried beets in my smoothie a couple of years ago, but gave up because I couldn’t get the beets to blend. It was like blending rocks the chunks were so hard. Is it necessary to prepare the beets first by boiling in water to soften them? Do beets in a jar already sliced have the same nutritional value as beet root?


    • Ryan Carmody #

      Yes, you definitely want to cook your beets before blending, Dennis.

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