This Valentine’s day smoothie is incredibly healthy, packed with delicious flavors, and makes quite a beautiful addition to any meal. It is very easy to make and won’t cut into your other plans for the day.
And don’t forget to keep an eye on the website for new and unique Valentine’s day treats!
What You Need To Make This Beetroot Strawberry Smoothie
This is an incredibly easy smoothie that is packed with a ton of flavor. And best of all, it only comes from 5 ingredients!
First, you will need some beetroot. You cannot substitute this ingredient. It will help create a more balanced flavor profile, add a ton of specific nutrients, and give the smoothie a beautiful pink color, perfect for Valentine’s day.
You can look at my guide below on preparing beetroot for this recipe.
Then, you also need some strawberries. These add a ton of sweetness and a fruity, floral flavor. It’s best to use frozen strawberries because they will help give the smoothie a thick consistency.
Next up, we have bananas. Again, use frozen bananas to help give the smoothie a creamy, thick consistency. The bananas will add flavor but are mostly there to bulk up the smoothie and add nutrients.
I also decided to add some vanilla extract to give the smoothie a more dessert-like undertone.
And finally, probably the only adjustable ingredient for this recipe, is almond milk. This is a vegan smoothie, so you can use any other plant-based milk alternative. Just make sure that the flavors pair well together. I prefer cashew milk and oat milk for this recipe.
That being said, regular cow’s milk is perfectly acceptable too!
How To Prepare The Beetroot For My Valentine’s Day Smoothie
So, preparing the beetroots is the most time-consuming part of this recipe. But luckily, it can be done days, even weeks in advance!
If you store the raw cubed beetroot inside the fridge, it will easily last about 3 days. And, if you freeze the fresh beetroot cubes, you can keep them for up to a month!
Either way, you need to cook, peel, and cube the beetroot.
To do this, first put on some gloves. If you don’t your hands will be stained for a couple of days! Also, wear an apron to make sure none of the beetroot juices stain your clothing.
Slice off the root part (with any leaves).
Next, place the beetroot in boiling water and leave it to cook until it’s tender.
Once cooked, leave them to cool slightly before firmly grabbing the beetroot. Then, use your hands to rub the skin off the flesh. Trust me, it slides off! If it doesn’t, the beetroot hasn’t been cooked for long enough.
Once your beetroot is peeled, you can cut it into smaller pieces and use it immediately or store it for later use.
Variations For This Valentine’s Day Smoothie
I’ve already mentioned the various alternatives for almond milk you can use in this recipe.
There are some other variations you can make. Just keep in mind that they will obviously change the flavor, nutrient profile (including calorie count), and even consistency. But, some of these changes are worth it!
I love adding a couple of tablespoons of creamy or smooth peanut butter. And, of course, you can use other kinds of nut butter as well. Almond butter and macadamia butter are especially delicious in this recipe.
I also sometimes add a little bit of cocoa powder. It gives the smoothie a chocolatey undertone that really goes great with the beetroot. And of course, we all know chocolate pairs well with strawberries and bananas.
Tips And Tricks For This Strawberry Beetroot Smoothie
- If you are only using fresh ingredients, the smoothie will have a very runny consistency – more like juice! The frozen fruit is what helps make a smoothie a smoothie.
- You can substitute the almond milk with yogurt instead – vegan or otherwise. This will give the smoothie an even creamier and thicker consistency.
This smoothie is relatively healthy. It doesn’t contain a ton of calories, contains no artificial sweeteners or colorants, and obviously doesn’t contain any preservatives or chemicals. The fruits and vegetables used contain a ton of nutrients including vitamins B6, B9, C, and K, along with potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper, manganese, and magnesium.
You can keep an eye out for the many Valentine’s day recipes on my site. If you are looking for more inspiration, you can serve this smoothie with some Beignets, Crispy Banana French Toast, or some classic Avocado Toast slices.
You don’t have to cook the beetroot when making smoothies. You can use it raw, just don’t forget to peel it! If you have unseasoned cooked beetroot, you can use it. I recommend freezing the cooked beetroot. If you don’t, it might make the smoothie too runny.
I don’t recommend storing any smoothies ever. But if you absolutely have to, make sure you store them in an airtight container. Keep them inside the fridge for up to 2 days. You can also freeze the smoothie mixture for up to 3 months.
More Delicious Smoothie Recipes
Vegan Valentine’s Day Smoothie With Beetroot And Strawberries
- 1/2 cup raw beetroot, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup frozen banana, sliced
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- To start, prepare all of the ingredients. You can prepare and freeze any fresh ingredients you are using. Also, take time to measure out the ingredients before you start.
- Then, add the beetroot, frozen banana, strawberry, almond milk, and vanilla extract to a blender jug.
- Blend the ingredients together until you have a uniform, thick, and creamy smoothie.
- Pour it into glasses immediately and serve it with a fresh strawberry garnish.