Healthy (Sneaky) Berry Banana Shake (it's hiding TWO veggies inside!)

Healthy (Sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake

This Healthy (and sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake is sweet, light, refreshing, and nutrient packed.

Oh, and it’s freaking delicious.  Even with TWO hidden veggies!  It’s a super smoothie recipe filled with superfoods:

Veggie-haters, LISTEN UP!  Remember that horrible green-colored row that sucks up space in the food pyramid?  You know the veggie block?  Well, get raw broccoli and celery sticks out of your head, because this shake is coming your way!

Healthy (and Sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake (no sugar added, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy (and Sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake (no sugar added, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy (Sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Bananas (chopped and frozen)
  • 1 cup Frozen Unsweetened Blueberries
  • ½ cup Roasted Beet Puree (cooled**)
  • ½ packed cup Baby Spinach
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • 3 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 cups Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender (I used my Vitamix), add all of the ingredients.  Blend on high speed until completely smooth (I used my smoothie setting 2x).
  • Pour into serving cups or jars and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**I wrapped 2 fist-sized beets in foil and roasted them in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour (or until a knife pierced through the center with ease).  After they cooled, I scraped off the skin, chopped them into chunks and pureed them in a blender (if you don’t want to cook your own beets, you can use packaged precooked beets or canned sliced beets).
Nutrition Facts
Healthy (Sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Drinks

You can use roasted beet puree as a natural food dye too — check out my all-natural red velvet recipes!

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All you need is a blender and a few minutes to whip this shake all together.

Healthy (and Sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake (no sugar added, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Look at how thick and milkshake-like the texture is!  No worries though, this isn’t unhealthy like a milkshake.

This Sneaky Berry Banana Shake is delicious and nutritious.

I love drinking sneaky-veggie smoothies as snacks between meals.  They’re sweet, you can’t tell they’re hiding vegetables, and they hold you over until your next meal  🙂

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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4 comments on “Healthy (Sneaky!) Berry Banana Shake”

  1. Jessica this looks so amazing!! I love the addition of roasted beets! That magenta/purple color is my favorite. 🙂

  2. This looks really good. Definitely excited to try it with the beets and tumeric. 

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  4. Spinach AND beets? Really?! I must give this a try. This is a fantastic veggies in disguise recipe…

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