You'll Want to Drink This Anti-Inflammatory Beet Smoothie Every Day


This vibrant beet smoothie combines sweet and earthy beets with berries, banana and orange juice for a well-balanced flavor. Look for packaged cooked beets where the prepared fruits and vegetables are sold. Beets are high in belatins, an antioxidant that may help decrease inflammation in the body. Other nutrient-packed ingredients add even more anti-inflammatory power, like the anthocyanins in blueberries and the gingerol found in ginger.

Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1 (8.8-ounce) package refrigerated cooked beets (such as Love Beets)

  • 1 medium banana, peeled

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced

  • 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated


  1. Combine strawberries, blueberries, orange juice, beets, banana, carrot and ginger in a blender; process until combined, about 30 seconds. Divide between 2 glasses. Serve immediately.

    a recipe photo of two cups of the Beet Smoothie
    Photographer: Fred Hardy II, Food Stylist: Margaret Monroe Dickey, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
1g Fat
58g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 7258IU 145%
Vitamin C 85mg 94%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Vitamin K 20mcg 17%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 694mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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