Chocolate Beet Protein Smoothie

I was looking for a new way to incorporate raw beets into my diet since I am getting a bit tired of beet juice.  That’s when I got the idea to blend up small bits of beets in my Vitamix along with my Sunwarrior Illumin8 raw, vegan protein powder. Since beets have a very mild taste, the smoothie still tasted great!

The health benefits of beets make them essential to our nutrition intake. Beets contain powerful antioxidants that help cleanse the liver and aid the body on removing toxins. Beets also reduce inflammation in the body which can cause wrinkles, arthritis, bronchitis, pain, infections and more. Beets help our hair and skin look its best while boosting energy naturally. If you want to perform better cardio wise, drink a small amount of beet juice before you work out. The nitrates in beets expand the walls of our blood vessels giving us more oxygen to perform at higher intensities.

Below is the recipe.  If you don’t eat beets often, beware they do change your urine and bowel movements to a pinkish color.

Chocolate Beet Protein Smoothie Recipe


Chocolate Beet Vegan Protein Smoothie

Packed with organic vegan protein and the super antioxidant powers of beets.  

Servings 2
Author Stacey Albert, Holistic Nutritionist


  • 1 Frozen Banana (sliced)
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior Illumin8 Protein Powder (I used the Vanilla Bean Flavor)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (if not using a chocolate protein)
  • 1/2 of a large beet, peeled and chopped small
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup purified water


  1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high power blender and blend until smooth. 


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