Beet-Berry Smoothie!

Shown below is what my daily beet-berry smoothie looks like, and the recipe!



1 lb of mixed frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, cranberries)

1 large beet  (8-13 oz.)

1 vanilla bean (2-3 grams)

Put it all in the blender with ~10 oz. of water, blend, and drink!

For an extra boost of taste and nutrition, I also mix my beet-berry smoothie with my spinach-ginger-pineapple smoothie ( Enjoy!

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Michael Lustgarten

Ph.D, Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2009 B.S., Biochemistry, Queens College, 2003 B.A, English Textual Studies, 1994, Syracuse University

10 thoughts on “Beet-Berry Smoothie!

  1. Thank you for posting this! Besides the taste aspect, can I ask the nutritional reasons for these ingredients?

    1. Hey Dax. Very few foods/supplements act as true ergogenic aids, meaning they improve performance. In several studies, beets improve performance in elite athletes, where it would be expected to be difficult to further improve performance! Plus, beets have known blood pressure lowering effects, which is of potential benefit to me because I have heart-disease related issues in my family tree. I’ll update the article with the relevant Pubmed citations for all this eventually…

      1. Michael, do you have the studies showing improved performance also for elite athletes? All I can find in my pubmed research is positive data concerning “normal” persons or “hobby” athletes. For example, Wilkerson et al. (2012), Cermak et al. (2012) or Boorsma (2013) show no effect for fit/elite athletes.

  2. OK, I just made a beet, berry, spinach, mango, flax smoothie and it was delicious although I was tempted to add a banana. Do you avoid bananas because of low nutrient value?

    1. Bananas are not low in nutrients. I add frozen bananas, ~6 oz to the smoothie in my latest concoction that includes beets (~12 oz), parsley (2 oz.), and raw spinach (4 oz).

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