Anti-Inflammatory Red Smoothie Recipe made with raw beets, strawberries, dates, apples and superfood coconut oil. Even kids would drink this powerhouse red smoothie.

Anti-Inflammatory Red Smoothie

Tasty, pretty and healthy red smoothie with raw beets, juicy strawberries and a generous dose of healthy fats from coconut oil.

Ingredients for Red Smoothie

To make this anti-inflammatory red smoothie recipe, you will need just a few simple ingredients.

Plate of raw beets, strawberries, dates, apples and superfood coconut oil.
  • Beets: The antioxidant betalain gives them their signature color and is an excellent anti-inflammatory. When added to the diet, health benefits of beets include repairing cells and adding high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium.
  • Coconut Oil: Lipids (fats) and spices create strong anti-inflammatory compounds, especially coconut oil and the components of turmeric. Health benefits of coconut oil include possible reduced inflammation, improved oral health, reduced hunger and antioxidants.
  • Dates: I used pitted Medjool dates but you can use regular dates.
  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries will work. Note that fresh strawberries are more sweet.
  • Apple: Sliced fresh apple or frozen apple and it is optional ingredient for this red smoothie.
  • Milk: I used unsweetened almond milk but any milk will work.

How to Make Red Smoothie

To make this anti-inflammatory bread smoothie you will need just to add all ingredients to a blender and pulse.

Anti-Inflammatory Red Smoothie in blender

To a high speed blender, add beads, strawberries, coconut oil, dates, apple and milk. Process for about 4 to 5 minutes or until very smooth. It does take a while.

Poor and enjoy!

What Else Can I Add to Red Smoothie?

Add up to 1 and 1/2 cup of the following fruits and vegetables to keep red smoothie of red color and taste good:

  • Red cabbage
  • Mango
  • Cherries
  • Banana

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger, chia seeds, hemp hearts, or flaxseed for more health benefits.

FAQs

Can I add cooked beets to a red smoothie?

You can add leftover cooked beets like instant pot beets to this smoothie. It’s a great way to use up leftovers. Just note that the health benefits will change.

Can I use frozen beets to make red smoothie?

You sure can use frozen beets to make this smoothie. It will be more thick/

How does red smoothie taste?

Strawberries and dates definitely make this red smoothie palatable because beets are known to have an earthy taste. My kids loved this red smoothie because it was sweet and pretty in colour.

Should I add ice to the red smoothie?

Are using frozen strawberries there is no need to add ice to the smoothie. However if none of your fruits are frozen, feel free to add one cup of ice for a more pleasant consistency.

What if I don’t have a high-speed blender?

You can still use regular blender but the red smoothie consistency want to be as smooth and may affect the taste. High-speed blenders I love are Vitamix, Blendtec and Ninja.

Pouring Red Smoothie into glass

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Anti-Inflammatory Red Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Red Smoothie Recipe made with raw beets, strawberries, dates, apples and superfood coconut oil. Even kids would drink this powerhouse red smoothie.
5 from 3 votes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 220
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 medium beet peeled & cubed
  • 2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil extra virgin
  • 3 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup apple slices optional
  • 1/2 cups any milk I used unsweetened almond milk

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and process until very smooth, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 58mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    It’s very healthy food for good health and immunity very well nowπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

  2. Since you’re in Canada (like me – hi, from Calgary), why not provide a link to the product through amazon.ca? Just wondering.

    1. Hi Sandra. Because I am not brick and mortar business but rather an online one so it doesn’t matter where I live. 80% of audience is in the US and Amazon does not automatically switch link to the country of your location unfortunately.

  3. I had the same ninja and just got a vitamix, no comparison. My vitamix beats it out of the park. Can’t wait to make this.

    1. Really?! What is different? I never tried Vitamix but own a Blendtec. I like usability of Blendtec more but consistency of smoothies are the same in Ninja Ultima and Blendtec. Overall, both are similar and quite good. Did you have Ultima model? There are quite a few models and the rare very different. I tried low end Ninja model and it wasn’t good.

  4. Thank-you Olena! I already LOVE beets and can’t wait to make this. I can’t tell you many band wagons I’ve jumped on over the years believing the latest fad was going to fix everything for me! A few times those “miracle” diets and cleanses have made things even worse.

    You are lucky to realize earlier rather than later (like me) that just doing mostly the right things all along is best! We are an uneducated nation, fed processed foods that the food giants decide to give us that they can make the most cash with, without regard toward the outcome of our health.

    1. We are brainwashed. I still struggle with brainwash I went through. I am still fighting the “leftovers” of noise in my head about diets and working out.

  5. Thank you for this recipe! Maybe this will help someone who has low Iron. I was talking to a Physician from India and told her about my low Iron problems and that my stomach doesn’t process those iron pills anymore. She told me that in India the Dr. would recommend eating: 5 dates a day. That’s all. I am going to try your juice and it has everything my body needs. Thanks Olena.

    1. Interesting. My hemoglobin is always low. I think most women have this issue. I tried natural iron pills and no change. Probably only expensive ones from naturopath will help. I have many recipes with dates and you can add more dates to this smoothie.

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