Spicy & Sweet Beet Smoothie

When using root vegetables in smoothies, you do not need a large amount. They are very dense and high in fiber but if you’re wanting a thicker smoothie, you are certainly welcome to add more! This smoothie is an antioxidant dream due to anthocyanin glycoside content which is found in red, blue and purple pigments in fruits and vegetables. The cherries are an excellent anti-inflammatory and are often recommended for people suffering with arthritic conditions, gout, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory conditions. Enjoy!



  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
  • 1/2 cup (55 g) cherries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 beet (beetroot)
  • 1/2 chili pepper (optional)
  • 1 handful of ice


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel the beet & pit the cherries, if using fresh.
  3. Add all the ingredients into the blender for
    45 – 60 seconds until smooth.

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)

Calories: 120

Fat: 1 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 630 mg

Carbohydrates: 25 g

Fiber: 5 g

Sugars: 12 g

Protein: 4 g