Smoothie Recipe with Cherries, Berries, Beets, and Kale • #smoothie #healthyrecipe #sugarfree

Beet Cherry Berry Smoothie from Best 100 Smoothies for Kids

Written by Becky

Ever since getting my hands on Deborah Harroun’s book, Best 100 Smoothies for Kids, my house has been smoothie obsessed.  We’ve been making smoothies, like this Beet Cherry Berry Smoothie, for snacks, breakfast or even dessert. Before this, I had one or two smoothie recipes up my sleeve (mostly ones borrowed from friends like this one or this one) and every time I tried to improvise a smoothie, it just didn’t come out right.

Smoothie Recipe with Cherries, Berries, Beets, and Kale • #smoothie #healthyrecipe #sugarfree

Deborah’s book has filled our kitchen with inspiration. Even Everett calls out for a ‘smoodie’ when I reach in the freezer for fruit or bring the blender to the counter top.  And while her cookbook implies that the smoothie recipes are for kids they are definitely also for adults.  I’ve enjoyed every recipe we’ve tried.  One of the best parts is that every recipe has no sugar added.

I venture toward her veggie-heavy smoothie recipes because I figure it’s a great way to enjoy veggies without any persuasion needed for any of us.   She has tons of recipes using veggies like beets, kale, carrots, spinach and even cauliflower and broccoli.  I haven’t tried all of them yet but she did get me hooked on carrot juice. Several of her recipes call for carrot juice which I now buy on a regular basis.

Before, I would try to pack out a smoothie with too many greens or not enough liquid and it was all imbalanced and ended up untasteful.  This little handy book has brought my smoothie making to new levels which we’re all enjoying!

Thanks Deb!

For your own copy of Best 100 Smoothies for Kids, leave a comment with your favorite smoothie. Winner will be announced on Friday Andrea won!.

Smoothie Recipe with Cherries, Berries, Beets, and Kale • #smoothie #healthyrecipe #sugarfree

Beet Cherry Berry Smoothie from Best 100 Smoothies for Kids

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 8 ounce servings

A bright and refreshing veggie and fruit smoothie packed with nutrients, perfect for breakfast or lunch.


  • 1 1/2 cups milk*
  • 1-2 small raw beets
  • 3/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups kale loosely packed (stems removed and leaves chopped)


  1. Pour the milk into the blender. Peel the beet, cut into thin slices, and add it to the blender.
  2. Add the cherries, strawberries, and kale. Blend until smooth.


for a vegan and dairy free version use coconut or almond milk.

Comments (19)

  1. Would love to win this! As you will recall, I am way too picky of an eater to get all my fruits/veggies in the “normal” way, so smoothies are great for someone like me :) My favorite go-to recipe is a combo of spinach, strawberries, blueberries, banana, skim milk, cinnamon, and honey!

  2. I’m stuck on my green smoothie: green apple, banana, ginger, matcha, kale, etc, but I’d love to try some new recipes!

  3. So yummy! I love to combine almond milk, a ripe banana, ice, cinnamon, and honey for an horchata-like drink. Sometimes I’ll throw in a spoonful of peanut or almond butter. Delish!

    • Miranda, your horchata smoothie sounds amazing!! Have you tried freezing the bananas too? It may make for a more milk shake like drink! I love frozen bananas in my smoothies. To freeze them peel and slice then freeze on a cookie sheet and once frozen transfer to a bag. Hope you’re enjoying your St. Louis summer!

  4. Becky – your photos are stunning!! I really fell in love with beets in smoothies while writing this book, so I’m so happy to see that you loved it, too. Thank you so much and I’m so glad you all are enjoying your smoothies!!

    • Deb, we truly are loving it and it’s been so fun to experiment with some of your guidance! Thanks so much for sharing the book with me!!

  5. what a great giveaway. we adore smoothies right now. arizona makes it feel like we are living on the sun so we drink smoothies for a cool treat. we love coconut milk, banana, kale mix, cantalope, peach, yogurt, flax meal and ice. yum!

  6. Looks like such a great book! My 20 month old asks for a “smoonie” first thing EVERY morning! He often won’t eat much breakfast after so I try to pack it full of healthy stuff, however, sometimes they come out kind of odd… Especially if I accidentally overdo it on greens. This recipe looks great and I may have to get my hands on this book.

    • Rachel, my smoothie turn out odd all the time… definitely over-do it on the veggies and greens. This book was good at giving me some balance :) I’ve been sticking to recipes more often lately :)

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