Beet Berry Apple Chia Smoothie

This detox  smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Plus it tastes like apple pie à la Mode. < – Okay, maybe not apple pie à la Mode, but something creamy and apple-y.

I’ve got three words for you:

Beet Berry Apple Smoothie - full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. @roastedroot




Prepare to be bedazzled.

I’ve shown you many-a-beet smoothie on The Roasted Root, but this one’s different. This one takes the Beet Smoothie Playing Field and skyrockets it into outer space. Made with cooked beets, apple cider, blueberries, coconut milk, cinnamon, and chia seeds, this smoothie tastes like freaking dessert.

Typically in my beet smoothie posts, I say things like, “If you’re new to ‘green’ smoothies, this one’s not a good Intro To,” because the flavor of beets is hard to mask in a smoothie. And let’s face it: some people don’t like the way beets taste. I can’t imagine why.not.

That being said, no such disclaimer is necessary this time around, because the smoothie tastes divine (not that beets aren’t divine…just that in the realm of flavors, they’re more down-to-earth than say, a marshmallow). The beet flavor doesn’t shine through because the coconut milk and apple cider meld together in a creamy, sweet ensemble. So basically, what you taste is creamy appcicle <- that’s like apple mixed with creamsicle. Coined term. It’s pretty baller.

Which reminds me: have you added apple juice or apple cider to a smoothie? Apple juice/cider + berries = best smoothie evah! I learned this when I was in high school and all I consumed were berry smoothies and toast.

Beet Berry Apple Smoothie - full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. @roastedroot

Ugh, I just can’t stop looking at the smoothie. It’s such a pretty princess.

Let’s talk briefly about what you gain from this smoothie other than the usual suspects: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Here are some of the health qualities of this smoothie:

Detoxifying: Blueberries and beets are full of antioxidants, which help cleanse your system of dammaged (oxidized) cells. They are also full of nutrients, which help replenish your Vitamin tank. Beets are full of manganese, potassium, copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and blueberries are packed with Vitamin K, manganese, and Vitamin C.

Boosts Metabolism: Blueberries, beets and coconut products jump start your metabolism and help burn fat.

Energy Boosting: As opposed to spiking your energy level and dropping it like it’s hot, the natural sugars in the beets and berries come with fiber. Fiber provides substance for processing, ensuring the fructose doesn’t hit your blood stream too quickly.

Supports Digestion: Fiber. This smoothie is full of fiber, which is essential to regulating your digestive system. Coconut is also more hydrating than water because it contains electrolytes, so this smoothie is also very hydrating. It is important to stay hydrated for efficient digestion.

Great for your Brain and Memory: Blueberries (aka brainberries) are touted as one of the best “brain foods.” They decrease oxidative stress on your brain and improve your capacity to learn and retain information. So drink this smoothie and then take the Bar exam. Or just.don’t.

A note about the recipe: I used Love Beets cooked beets in the smoothie, which took alllll the roasting time out of preparing the beets. If you’ve never tried Love Beets, just note that their beets are on the smaller size. So if you’re roasting your own beets, don’t go putting 3 uuuge beets in the blender for this smoothie – that will not a good smoothie make. You’re looking at using 3 small-medium beets, which is roughly 6 ounces. This Beet Berry Chia Seed Smoothie was originally shared on Love Beets.

Beet it!

Beet Berry Apple Smoothie - full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. @roastedroot

Beet Berry Apple Chia Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Julia



  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

*Steam or roast raw beets until cooked through.




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  1. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    I just started craving apple pie while I was reading this, sooo ya did your job real good there sister! I usually don’t go for beets in smoothies, buuut when they are whirled in with those berry beauties, I could get behind it!

    1. Julia Post author

      Seriously, the pre-cooked beets are awesome for throwing in salads or adding to veggie sautes – it really makes beets so much more appealing when you don’t have to cook them fooooorever and ever!

  2. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    Hah, I almost did a double take because you and Liz posted beet + berry smoothie recipes today! Great minds! I’ve never added beets to a smoothie before, and I’m so intrigued by the color. Bring on the red/magenta/maroon smoothie revolution?

  3. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

    Yesssssss! Julia this is such an awesome smoothie! I love that you cooked the beets too. I’ve always used raw which definitely leaves a “beet-y” taste to the smoothie so I’m definitely cooking them next time. Agreed, apple juice/cider is one of the best additions to a smoothie!

    1. Julia Post author

      Yeeeeeeeah, so glad you like it, Christina! I also like the texture of cooked beets better in smoothies cause it comes out smoother. Lemme know if you try out the smoothie!!

  4. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    It IS a pretty princess! So I had to look up what beets look like (I hate veggies and gag down the same ones all the time ;)) and don’t recall ever seeing them but my husband says he knows where to get them! I looked at the recipe and was wondering if you could tell me about how much 1 beet weighs or the width or something like that. I’ve noticed that American produce is monstrous compared to German so I’m always left guessing. Does 2″ / 82 grams sound about right? I know it’s just a smoothie but my baker-nature hates guessing. 😉 Thank you!

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so happy to hear it, Madeline! I’m obsessed with the smoothie, myself! Thanks so much for stopping in to give feedback, and have an awesome weekend! 😀

  5. Natalie

    Hmmmm it’s like I can smell the taste at the first sight. I have used chia seed mixing with smoothies and juices for a very long. This one looks the same ones I have been made but I’ve never tried with cooked beets. Next time, I’m sure I will 😉

  6. Heloise

    thanks for sharing it is my first time making a beet smoothie.. is the beet raw ? I use beets bananas blueberries mango spinach strawberries orange juice sometimes watermelon juice and little ice is that too much?


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