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Berry Beet Velvet Smoothie

A super healthy sip with berries, vanilla, coconut butter & cacao powder. The berry beet velvet smoothie makes a hearty and vibrant breakfast.
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Plant-Based, Special Diets, Sugar-Free, Vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword banana, beets, cacao powder, cherries, chia, coconut butter, lemon, maca, medjool dates, mesquite powder, non-dairy milk, raspberries, strawberry, vanilla, vegan protein powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1



  • 1 heaped cup mixed red berries (I did fresh strawberries + frozen cherries)
  • 1 small beet, peeled and chopped
  • ½ ripe banana, preferably frozen
  • 1 pitted Medjool date
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut butter
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk

Optional Add-Ins


  • In an upright blender, combine the berries, chopped beet, banana, date, cacao powder, coconut butter, lemon juice, vanilla, and plant milk. Throw in any add-ins you may be using as well. Blend the mixture on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and garnish with shaved bits of coconut butter and a dusting of cacao powder if you like. Enjoy!


  • I think a stronger blender is preferred here. I use a high-speed blender, and I still chop up the beet into relatively small pieces so that the motor doesn't struggle too much.