Beet and Blood Orange Spice Smoothie

5 from 1 vote

Beet and blood orange spice smoothie is a great Winter refresher that’s tasty and filling. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.

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So happy to leave you with this deep pink smoothie and some links to check out. I love a good beet-based smoothie and this one is perfect for winter with the tart blood orange and warm spices. It’s a lovely base for all kinds of custom add-ins too. More beet smoothie love in the form of a berry beet velvet smoothie and a hot pink beet smoothie from my book. Enjoy!

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Beet and Blood Orange Spice Smoothie

Beet and blood orange spice smoothie is a great Winter refresher that's tasty and filling. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings 1


  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 medium beet, peeled and diced (see notes)
  • 1 small blood orange, peeled and torn into segments (see notes about freezing)
  • ½ ripe banana, preferably frozen
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • big squeeze of lemon juice
  • ice (optional)



  • Only use a raw beet if you have a high speed blender like a Vitamix.
  • I love freezing my segments of citrus for smoothies because it adds to the frothy texture.
  • Other add-ins that are great for rounding this smoothie out nutritionally: 1 teaspoon of flax/chia seeds, a big handful of mild greens like baby spinach, or a scoop of vegan protein powder.


  • In an upright blender, combine the non-dairy milk, diced beet, blood orange, banana, almond butter, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, salt, lemon juice, and ice (if using). Bring the speed up to high and blend until completely smooth. Enjoy the beet and blood orange spice smoothie immediately.
02/02/2019 (Last Updated: 02/02/2019)
Posted in: autumn, beverage, breakfast, creamy, earthy, gluten free, grain-free, oil free, quick, raw, refined sugar-free, snack, spring, summer, sweet, vegan, winter
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