Beet & Deep Greens Smoothie

This Beet & Deep Greens Smoothie is great because it’s filled with so many veggies, but still tastes really good. So good, in fact, that one of my three year old boys asked for seconds (when I gave him a full cup to begin with)! It’s also quite filling, too! We had these for lunch today along with some homemade bread with butter. Of course, you could eat this for breakfast, too, but I’ve been on an ‘overnight oats’ kick lately so I have no room for smoothies after I’m done eating that!

When I shopped at Costco over the weekend (it was my first time!), I was really excited to find prepackaged, COOKED, organic beets. (If you want to read about the benefits of adding beets to your diet, you can read this article here by Dr. Joesph Mercola.) I knew they would be great to add to our smoothies, as well the chard, kale, and spinach mix that I also found at Costco.

Beet & Deep Greens Smoothie

Beet & Deep Greens Smoothie

  • 1 cup organic whole milk
  • Fill blender with organic greens (I used a chard, kale, and spinach mix)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cooked beet
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 handfuls of frozen organic berries (I used blackberries and raspberries)
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T raw honey (optional)

Blend the milk and greens first. Then add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more milk, if necessary, for a smoother consistency. Serve and enjoy!

I’m pretty sure I would have a tough time getting my kids to eat beets, spinach, chard, or kale if it were sitting on a plate, so this smoothie is definitely a ‘win’ when it comes to getting some extra veggies into their systems (and mine)!

We always use these stainless steel smoothie straws. They are truly awesome because they eliminate plastic straw waste and are easy to clean. And as much as we make smoothies in our house, those are really important features!

I have this Ninja blender and have been very, very happy with it:

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LeAnn Nome

Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.