Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie

With its bright red color and sweet cranberry/strawberry flavor, this smoothie makes it easy to fit the long-neglected beet into your menu.


  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1/4 cup (24 g) cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 small beet (50 g), steamed
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) frozen strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons honey or other sweetener, to taste
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) ice cubes


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

The consistency of this smoothie will turn out as more of a juice drink.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.