Beet-Ginger Smoothie

BEET-GINGER Smoothie/Milkshake {Paleo/Primal/GAPS}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 17 Comments

A veggie smoothie never tasted this good. NO fruit. NO green. This one’s bright pink and so. much. fun.

Beets are full of fiber and good carbs. They’re excellent for detoxification and for getting the bowels going. They’re great for heart health, high in minerals, and B-complex vitamins.  Beets are low in calories yet provide a gentle yield of energy.  You’ll see in the recipe below that they’re cooked. This makes them easy on one’s digestion…and delicious texturally, when they’re frozen and blended– slushy and creamy!

And if you like pretty food, this smoothie begs. you. to make it. So pretty.

Fresh ginger! Add more for an exciting kick, or less if kids are drinking it. Ginger boosts the immune system, helps with detoxing and is great for digestion; it’s anti-viral, fights inflammation, relieves congestion, is anti-parasitic, and more! I say, the more ginger, the better.

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If you’re making this to work on the GAPS diet, substitute honey for the maple syrup! You can also use freshly pressed juice as the liquid. I love using raw milk or coconut milk as a creamy base. But freshly pressed carrot or apple juice is also lovely and allows you to omit the sweetener. Enjoy!

 

Beet-Ginger Milkshake/Smoothie
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Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
6 hours
Beet-Ginger Milkshake/Smoothie
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook beets by steaming them or boiling slowly until they're fork-tender through to their centers. Allow to cool. Run under cool water and rub off the peel. Cube into approximately 3/4" cubes. Spread beets onto parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze, 6 hours minimum or overnight. (If making ahead, gather up frozen cubes and place in freezer storage container until you're ready to use.)
  2. Place frozen beets into high-powered blender. Add maple syrup, fresh ginger, and vanilla. Add 2 cups milk. Process on medium speed until the chunks are smaller and blender stops because it needs more liquid.
  3. Add cream, release air bubble by blade, and process again on high speed until milkshake/smoothie is totally smooth, about 25 seconds.
  4. Serve.
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  • Renee Kohley

    I cannot wait to try this Megan! Thank you!

  • Chris Roxie Lewis

    I really wish I liked beets, but they always taste as though I’m eating dirt.

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    I bet this tastes so good! I love beets! And that color, wow, so beautiful.

  • linda spiker

    MMMM! Love the maple syrup in there!

  • I have all of these. This method is so much easier than pulling out my juicer. I love this!!

  • thefoodhunter

    what a beautiful color. I bet it tastes yummy!

  • Beets are one of my favorite things! I will definitely have to try this!

  • I love beets. Does the ginger make it spicy?

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes! Depending on how much you add. My oldest son likes a lot. My other kids like less. So you can add it to taste.

  • Megan Stevens

    Great! 🙂

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, lovely flavor!

  • Megan Stevens

    I’m so glad! Enjoy!

  • Megan Stevens

    Me too. 😉

  • Megan Stevens

    I agree; they’re so pretty and brilliant! Thank you.

  • Megan Stevens

    LOL, not for you then. 😉

  • Megan Stevens

    Oh good! You’re welcome!

  • Judy

    I don’t have the reference handy to back me up, but there are many different varieties of beets, some much less “dirt-like” in flavor. I like golden beets and chioggias, neither of which will have the beautiful, bright pink color, but I don’t find them as “dirt-like” myself. Your farmers’ market should have some different varieties for you to try.