This Morning Wellness Smoothie is the perfect, delicious, nutrient-dense smoothie to add to your morning routine. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and mineral-rich fruits and vegetables like ginger, beets, and carrots, this is a tasty treat to get your day off to a good start!
If you love this healthy smoothie, check out my favorite healthy smoothies in this 16 Superfood Smoothies post.
I typically start my mornings by first drinking a huge glass of water (about 18oz) and then I’ll make a smoothie.
In the morning, when your stomach is empty is the best time to drink a smoothie because your body will better absorb all the nutrients! It also gives you a great jumpstart to your day!
Healthy Smoothies That Taste Good
I love coming up with different smoothies each morning and combining different fruits and vegetables. This is my favorite Wellness Smoothie Recipe. It is loaded with amazing nutrients like fiber, manganese, potassium, antioxidants and more that help lower blood pressure, improve heart health, reduce inflammation, reduce stomach issues, increase energy, and boost brain health.
Morning Wellness Smoothie
The stars of this smoothie are the ginger and the beets!
Beets have such a mixed reputation. I LOVE THEM and find them incredibly versatile (I put them in salads, smoothies, and even use them to make delicious veggie burgers) However, I’ve heard many times that it “tastes like dirt”. To be honest, I have never had beets that taste like dirt. I think the issue may be caused by not thoroughly rinsing or peeling the beets before using. Often, there is actually dirt in the crevices of the stems and creases of the skin, so it is important to wash and remove all dirt particles before using beets. I love washing my vegetables by first spraying them with a Citrus Vegetable and Fruit Cleaner, and then washing them with my vegetable scrubbing gloves.
As for the taste of beets, they are sweet, light, refreshing and pair perfectly with fruit! Beets also offer a TON of nutrition and health benefits. They are:
- An amazing source of Vitamin C, Iron, Fiber and Potassium. (1)
- Extremely low in calories: 1 cup has less than 60 calories (1)
- Helpful in increasing stamina, lowering blood pressure, and improving blood circulation (2)
Ginger is an incredibly powerful superfood that is praised for its medicinal properties as it is used predominantly in alternative medicine practices. It is also commonly used as a spice when cooking. Ginger has amazing nutritional and health benefits. It has:
- A incredibly high amount of antioxidants, magnesium, Vitamin B3 & B6, Zinc, folate (3, 5)
- Been shown to reduce inflammation, especially that caused by exercising or complex ailments such as osteoarthritis (4)
- Bioactive properties that help fight bacteria and lower the risk of infection (4)
For those who are new to using ginger in smoothies, you will notice it has a prominent taste. Ginger is a bit peppery and spicy, with a ting of sweetness. I LOVE the way it taste, but for those who are not yet used to the taste of ginger, I recommend starting with a 1 inch piece in your smoothie.
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
With these immensely nutrient-dense foods as the main ingredients, plus the addition of tasty fruits and vegetables (that each provide beneficial nutrients), you have a tasty, smooth, sweet smoothie that does wonders for your health!
A few tips to making this Morning Wellness Smoothie:
-I like my smoothies almost juice like consistency, so I add more almond milk to make it smooth. Feel free to use more or less almond milk to reach your preferred consistency.
-If you are new to using fresh ginger in smoothies, I recommend starting with 1” for this recipe.
-To get even more of a nutrient boost, add 2 teaspoons of ground flax, hemp seeds, or chia seeds to add more protein and omega-3 fatty acids to your smoothie!
-This recipe makes two smoothies. You can save one in an airtight jar for later or share with a friend 😊
Morning Wellness Smoothie
- 2 Small Beets, peeled
- 2 Carrots
- 2" Ginger, peeled
- 1 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups Mango
- 2-3 Pitted Dates
- 1 1/2 cup Almond Milk, more if needed
- Add all ingredients to a blender, and pulse until combined. Serve immediately.
- (f the smoothie is too thick, add more milk. If it is too thin, add more frozen fruit and/or ice.
- The more dates you add, the sweeter the smoothie will be. I would not add more than 4 dates. You can also use honey to sweeten the smoothie. 1-2 tsp works great!
- You can store any extra of this drink in an airtight mason jar and enjoy it for up to 24 hours.
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I love that this recipe has beets in it. I have been looking for more ways to incorporate them into my diet. Plus, who doesn’t love smoothies?
My sentiments exactly! I love smoothies. I hope you like the beets in the smoothie!
I think beets should be used in more recipes. I such a huge fan of them so I know I’m going to enjoy this smoothie.
Hi Marta! I agreee, beets are so underrated! I think they brighten up any dish or drink. 🙂
Can you use pickled or canned beets ?
Hi! Canned beets could work. Pickled beets would throw off the taste of the smoothie because of the acids (vinegar).
I’ve been wanting to get into beets and I think this just might be the best way to do it!
Hi Desiree! Putting them in smoothies is a great start, especially because you don’t have to worry about cooking them! 🙂
Now I can get with this.. Never through about putting fresh beets in a smoothie. Genius!
Hi Christy! Beets in smoothies is so tasty! I hope you like
Luckily for me, I have all of those ingredients! Now I know what I’m making for breakfast
That’s great!! Enjoy 🙂
I love beets in smoothies – I’m sold!! So delicious!!
Thanks! I love beets in smoothies as well 🙂
I am going to share this with my cousin who needs more beets in her diet!! Perfect recipe!!
Ok! You’ve convinced me to put beets in my next smoothie! Thanks so much for this awesome way to start my day!
I didn’t realize how much I loved beets until my last pregnancy! Even now, I can’t get enough of them! I’m excited to try some in my next smoothie.
I am glad I am not the only one who loves beets so much! They are so refreshing in smoothies!
I’ve been on a big smoothie kick lately and love the ingredients in this one!
So colourful i cant wait to try it out
A perfect smoothie with all the right ingredients in it. Thanks for sharing
I love beets smoothies and this one is so delicious.
I love beets in smoothies too! I am so glad you liked!
I love smoothies, this lighting up my day
Hi Olamide! I love smoothies too! I am glad you enjoy this recipe!
Do you cook the beets, to soften the up, before adding them to the smoothie or using them raw?
Hi! I use prepacked steamed beets. You can use raw, roasted, or steamed beets. I prefer steamed.