Who doesn’t love a delicious smoothie to start off the day? One of the best parts of a smoothie is that you can sneak in ingredients that might not be your favorite to eat outright. This recipe incorporates beets, a food that is great for you but not always a favorite on their own. One of the reasons Julia Long of Food Friendly™ by Julia loves beets is because they contain nitrates which improve blood flow. That’s why she calls this her Heart Beet Smoothie!

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Food Friendly™ by Julia

Julia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who currently works as a Professional Sports Dietitian. In this role, she helps support professional athletes’ performance with the superpowers of real food. In fact, in each of her recipes, she’ll tell you exactly what body function the ingredient supports.

Learn more about her background and approach to food here.

Heart Beet Smoothie Recipe Tips

  • We promise you CANNOT taste the beets! We know it might be tempting to skip this ingredient because beets have a reputation for being bitter, but the berries and banana cover up the natural flavor beautifully.
A heart beet smoothie in a mason jar, ready to enjoy, and surrounded by beets, bananas, and blueberries.

Heart Beet Smoothie Recipe

The best part of a smoothie is that you can sneak in ingredients that might not be your favorite to eat outright like the beets in this Heart Beet Smoothie.


Yield: 1 serving
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  • 1/2 raw beet, (energy boost to brain and muscles)
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries, (energy + immunity)
  • 1/2 banana, (healthy muscle function)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, (gut health + muscle repair)
  • 12 oz water, (hydration)


  • Wash & skin the beet.
  • Dump all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy!


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Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 90mg, Potassium: 493mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 46IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 235mg, Iron: 1mg
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