Beets—not just for salads anymore. Smoothie anyone?

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When it comes to beets, most people either love them or hate them. That’s because they have a flavor that fans describe as earthy, but detractors liken to dirt.

The source of that flavor is the organic compound of geosmin, which also contributes to the distinct smell outside after a rainstorm. Chemistry lesson aside, beets are packed with nutrients, checking off the box of almost every vitamin or mineral your body needs while being low in calories and fat.

Three beets with their greens still attached lying on a white background.

Benefits of beets

And, like other red fruits and vegetables, they contain phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, that support your heart health and eye health while helping to protect your body against cell-damaging free radicals.

Fan or foe, blending beets with other fruits and flavors tampers down that earthy essence. That makes them an excellent addition to your smoothie recipes.

Try this one, which uses BodyKey by Nutrilite™ Strawberry Meal Replacement Shake Mix, making it a great option for a meal or hearty snack.

Strawberry Beet Smoothie

Servings: 1


  • 10 fl oz cold water
  • ½ cup (57g) BodyKey by Nutrilite Strawberry Meal Replacement Shake
  • One small or medium red beet (washed, peeled, finely diced)
  • Half apple
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


Add all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutritional facts:

  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Calories: 310

Trying to lose weight?

The BodyKey by Nutrilite Meal Replacement Shakes are a great tool. To learn more about BodyKey products, click on the links below. And you can find more great recipes in other blogs on Amway Connections!

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