Red Fruit and Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 3, 2014

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I pulled the Magic Bullet out of the nether reaches of the kitchen cabinet this morning to make an impromptu breakfast smoothie.

Breakfast smoothies are a great way to take advantage of fruits and vegetables that need to be used, and to work in a serving or two of produce first thing in the morning.

They don’t need to be any more complicated than what you have on hand already.

To wit, my “red things” smoothie — sweet without sugar, thick without dairy, colored by nature.


Red Fruit and Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie |

Recipe: Red Fruit and Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie

Summary: Naturally sweetened and colored by banana, strawberries and beet, this “red things” smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast.


  • Organic Baby Beets from Melissa's Produce on Shockingly Delicious1/2 a ripe banana
  • 5 big strawberries (we are spoiled by the abundance of California strawberries!)
  • 1 Melissa’s Produce Organic Baby Beet (already steamed and ready to use; beets are naturally sweet)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (I juiced an orange off the backyard tree) [*see variation below]
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/8 teaspoon (tiny splash) vanilla extract


  1. Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet (or blender) and whirl for a minute or so until well combined, thick and smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
  3. Fancy food blogger straw is optional!
  4. Serves 1.

Recipe sourceRed Fruit and Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie |

Original recipe by Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious


Instead of orange juice, add a half slice of watermelon, cut into chunks. It will add sweetness and liquid to the drink, just like the orange juice does.

Other smoothies on the site

  1. Mango Orange Cream Power Smoothie
  2. Sunday Sleepover Smoothies
  3. SuperKALE Margarita Smoothies (adult beverage)

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegan, vegetarian
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the beets for recipe testing. 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Roz April 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Oh what a beautiful smoothie to enjoy anytime of the day Dorothy! I’m pinning and printing this one out right now!


Nancy Rose Eisman April 3, 2014 at 10:44 am

Oh, the antioxidants! You’re a genius, and this looks shockingly-d.


Dorothy Reinhold April 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Thanks! I dunno about the genius part…


Dorothy Reinhold April 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I s’pose I coulda put a tomatoe in it, too!


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