Dishing Up the Dirt

Beet Coconut Dream Smoothie

I know I’ve given you more than your fair share of beet recipes over the years but I just can’t help but share another one (and trust me this wont be the last!) Besides, beets are the reason I became a farmer in the first place. They are my spirit vegetable!

Since we ended last week with a cocktail I thought it was only appropriate to start this week off with a powerful and delicious smoothie. If you are rolling your eyes at me and thinking to yourself “there is no freaking way beets taste good in smoothies” you are in good company. Taylor accused me of taking my beet obsession a little too far when I proclaimed I was making a breakfast shake with pureed beets.

When you can convince a 6 ft tall man who is dressed head to toe in Carhartts, carries a pocket knife, and drives a tractor all day to at least try a sip of a pink smoothie it feels like a small victory. When his sip turns into gulping the whole thing down and saying “babe, you nailed this.” The feeling is priceless.

Yes, that hairy dude drank a bright pink smoothie and loved every sip of it. If that doesn’t convince you, keep in mind that the beets are cooked first which brings out their natural sweetness. They don’t taste nearly as “earthy” when they are mixed with coconut milk, dates, and a few spices. The texture is so stinking smooth you will be addicted! Please give this a whirl and let me know what you think! Cheers.

Beet Coconut Dream Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 25 minutes    Serves: 2

  • 1 cup cooked and pureed beets (see below for instructions)
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 2 dates, pitted and finely chopped (soaked for at least 30 mins if you don't have a high speed blender)
  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (preferably organic from the can)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 ice cubes

Preparation

  1. Chop one large or two small beets into 1 inch pieces. Place in a pot of boiling water. Cook until beets are fork tender. About 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Place beets in a food processor and puree. Chill mixture until ready to use.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth.
  4. Optional: Top each smoothie with shredded coconut and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Notes

*Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients ad necessary *Taste test as you go


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18 thoughts on “Beet Coconut Dream Smoothie

  1. Another small victory celebration! Yum, I love beet smoothies, but I have only made them with raw beets so I see how it would mellow when cooked. Love the dates and flavors in here and can’t wait to try it!

    1. Made this smoothie this morning and it hit the spot. Topped with coconut flakes and toasted walnuts. Yum!

  2. I LOVE beet smoothies, they’re the best! Im guessing this would be perfect teemed with creamy full fat coconut milk, yum!

  3. Beet and coconut smoothies?! These look like they’re worth a try.

  4. So pretty! I would love to start my day with one of these!

  5. Jean says:

    I will never see another beet without thinking of you. Love the pic of Taylor.

    I am happy to hear that the team from Hutchins plowed a field to help out Melissa and Lise who are taking over the McGrath Farmstead on Barrett’s Mill Road. It’s good to encourage young things to grow.

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m glad you think of me when you see beets 🙂

      Hutchins Farm is amazing.

  6. I knew these must be making an appearance sometime soon! I love the deep pink/purple color, and I’m sure they are an awesome combo with the coconut milk and spices. Glad Taylor enjoyed 🙂

  7. Julia says:

    Ohhhh girly. After a long 4 days of celebrating with my friend who just got married with every alcohol imaginable, I need beets in every way shape and form. Must detox via beet. ASAP. This smoothie looks magnificent, Andrea! Can’t wait to try it!!

  8. So beautiful! I love the sound of this. Beets make for a beautiful spirit vegetable. Carrots might be mine 🙂

    1. Andrea says:

      Carrots are a great spirit vegetable too!!!

  9. Triumphant success always makes you feel a wee bit proud. Hey, you deserve it. This smoothie sounds amazing.

  10. Megan W says:

    This smoothie looks amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    1. Andrea says:

      Your welcome! I hope you give it a try!

  11. I’m so in love with those straws I can hardly stand it!! Great contrast on this incredibly beetalicious smoothie 🙂

  12. Emma says:

    I’m totally with you on the beetroot love! One of my very favourite vegetables.
    I adore them in fresh juice but have never done them in a smoothie before.
    Beautiful colour!

  13. Mari says:

    I’ve been trying to convince my boyfriend for months that beets aren’t the devil food…this looks like it might do the trick! And it’s so purteyyy 🙂

  14. Sheree says:

    I would like to make a big batch of this smoothie how long would it last for in the fridge? And would I need to add lemon to preserve it?

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