beetroot avocado smoothieBy Dr Joe

On a greyish Saturday morning when it doesn’t look like the sun is ever going burst through the clouds and brighten up the day, what should a cup-is-half-full folk do to perk things up?

Well, I thought about it and felt the Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana smoothie will be just what the doctor ordered.

So, I set out to accomplish this imaginative Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana smoothie. This is like packing lots of health ingredients in one cup.

You get carbs, you get monounsaturated fats and when you realise that we are going to add some Natural yogurt to the smoothie, then it becomes clear that we are not going to miss out on protein requirements too.

Wholesome, I’d say. What about you?

Well, you gotta try it and see for yourself what I mean.

I have to confess that I thought at first that this Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana smoothie was going to be a tricky one in terms of blood sugar alignment in the healthy range. The reason was because I felt I had overdone it this time. Too many fruits in there, I thought but I was wrong. I got away with it. This beetroot smoothie is healthy.

The blood glucose results was quite satisfactory and I shall reveal as usual at the bottom of this page if only to convince you that this smoothie is good for your optimal health.

beetroot avocado cucumber banana smoothie ingredients

So what do we need for this Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana smoothie.

Ingredients needed for the Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana Smoothie

Beetroot (Steamed) X 3
Avocado X 1
Banana X 1
Cucumber X Half
Celery X 2 sticks
Flaxseeds X 3 tbsf
Natural Yogurt (Low Fat) X 200 g
Almond Milk X 50 ml

Nutritional Information for Beetroot per 100 g

Calories 43 kcal
Total Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.0 g
Saturated fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 10 g
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Protein 1.6 g
Sodium 80 mg
Potassium 323 mg


Beetroot will furnish you with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Iron

Nutritional information for Avocado per 100 g

Calories 160 kcal
Total fat 15 g
Saturated fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 10 g
Polyunsaturated fat 1.9 g
Protein 2 g
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Sodium 7 mg
Potassium 485 mg


A ready supply of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin B6 is available from your avocado as well.

Nutritional information for Cucumber per 100 gm

Calories 16 kcal
Total fat 0.1 g
Saturated fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Protein 0.7 g
Sodium 2 mg
Potassium 147 mg


You also get Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Magnesium from the cucumber.


How to make the Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana Smoothie

>> Add the 3 steamed beetroots onto the Nutribullet jar

>> Scoop in your avocado flesh

>> Cut up your celery into small bits and add it

>> Add the flaxseeds (linseeds) 3 tablespoonful. It doesn’t have to be precise by the way.

>> Cut up your banana. You may not be able to add a whole banana at first. Slice in half.

>> Scoop in your natural yogurt.

>> Then blitz for 45 seconds. Sometimes you might need to pause the Nutribullet, shake it up a little and re-blitz to a fine pulp.

> Pause the nutribullet. You will find the smoothie to be quite pasty at first. We will thin it out with our milk in the next step


>> Now add the remaining banana and add enough almond milk to thin out the smoothie. How much almond milk you add will depend on how thin or thick you want the Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana smoothie to be.

>> Blitz the smoothie once again for 30 seconds.

That’s it. Your beetroot avocado cucumber banana smoothie is ready. Pour in your favourite glass cup and enjoy.

My wife described this Beetroot Avocado Cucumber Banana smoothie as tasting like an ice cream. If you like the usual silky taste of beetroot, this is one smoothie to try today.

As I mentioned earlier, I was a little worried that this beetroot smoothie will spike my blood sugar. I was wrong. In fact, when I tested myself 1 hour after having this smoothie, I got a blood glucose reading of 5.8 mmol/l (104.4 mg/dl). That’s stiil a very decent blood glucose reading. Now go ahead and try this smoothie.

I should add that the flaxseeds (linseeds) are helping to make this smoothie really healthy. Flaxseeds are known to help with making you more insulin sensitive quite apart from the fact linseeds have lignans that help you fight oxidative stress and supress inflammation.

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