A bowl of red smoothie garnished with beet slices, seeds, and coconut

Sweet Cherry Beet Smoothie Bowl

Treat your body to a fruit and vegetable boost with this sensational smoothie bowl. It’s surprisingly hearty, but with a fresh and fruity flavour. When it comes to a revitalizing breakfast or lunch, this blend of beets, apples, bananas, cherries, and rich yogurt has what you need to power you through your day! So much goodness, and it’s ready in only 20 minutes - you can’t “beet” that!

YIELDS

approximately 3 cups (2 servings)

PREP TIME

15 minutes

COOK TIME

5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

For the beet simple syrup

  • 1/2 cup (109 g) Redpath® Demerara Style Sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 1 large (260 g) beet, peeled, halved, and cut into 1/8“ thick slices
  • 1 inch (18 g) ginger, peeled; sliced or grated

For the smoothie

  • 1 1/4 cup (205 g) frozen cherries
  • 1 medium (160 g) Granny Smith apple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium (118 g) peeled ripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) beet simple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp (2 g) cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp (1 g) salt

Garnish (optional)

  • sliced beets
  • banana slices
  • flaked or shredded coconut
  • pumpkin seeds
  • berries

INSTRUCTIONS

In a small saucepan, combine the Redpath® Demerara Style Sugar with water. Add the sliced beets and ginger.

Saucepan with water and partially dissolved Demerara sugar

 

Slices of beet and ginger in a saucepan with water and a spatula

Place onto medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to ensure beet slices and ginger don’t burn. Boil for 2 minutes, or until beets and ginger are fork tender, submerging the slices into the syrup. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature. Cover and place into fridge to chill until cold.

Drain and reserve a few slices of the sliced beets for garnish. Reserve simple syrup.

In a blender, combine remaining beet slices and ginger from the simple syrup, frozen cherries, cubed apple, banana slices, beet simple syrup, Greek yogurt, and cinnamon.

Slices of beet, cherries, apples, and bananas in a blender

Blend until smooth.

Transfer smoothie to bowls. Garnish with reserved sliced beets and any fruit, dried fruit, berries, or nuts desired.

A bowl of red smoothie garnished with beet slices, seeds, and coconut

 

CHEF'S TIP

  • The beet simple syrup can be made the night before.
  • Leftover beet simple syrup can be drizzled on salads, or used in cocktails.
  • Keep all ingredients as cold as possible, if not frozen.