Beetroot Pepper Smoothie

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A friend suggested this recipe to me. She says it's the only way she can get beet juice in, considering it a "non-alcoholic cocktail." It's not the healthiest cocktail alternative, and you wouldn't want to use it as your regular juice. (I don't recommend using salt in a juice or smoothie.) But if you're a newcomer to juicing beets, you might want to try this recipe.

This juice combines beets, hot pepper, and strawberries. This intense flavor is bolstered by mixing it with a pinch of salt. It has a salty, sweet, and spicy flavor.

Beets are rich in vitamins and minerals. Betanin is responsible for the beautiful, sparkling ruby-red color. It's believed to promote the destruction of cancer cells and prevent them from multiplying. It is also a powerful liver cleanser.

Red pepper is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. In addition to having a stimulating action on intestinal transit, it will add a subtle flavor to the juice.

Recipe Author: Beautiful on Raw

Preparation Time: 5 min

Serves: 2


  • 2 beets
  • 1 red chili pepper (optional)
  • 10 large strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of salt (for decoration)
  • Stevia or raw honey (optional)


Wash the beets very well, peel them, and cut them into quarters.
Wash the strawberries and remove the stems.
Wash the pepper, cut its stem, and remove the veins and seeds.
Gather all the ingredients in the blender jar: cubed beets, strawberries, chili (if using), water, lemon juice, and sweetener to taste.
Blend for at least three minutes until the juice is completely homogenized.

To decorate your glasses:

Place the scattered salt on a flat plate.
Moisten the rim of the glasses with the juice of half a lemon.
Set the glass with the wet edge on the salt, pressing gently so the salt sticks to the edge.
Fill with juice, and you're done!

Ingredients: beets, hot pepper, strawberry, stevia

Recipe Type: Smoothie