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This Red Smoothie Rocket ended-up having 4 different tastes, had a perfectly creamy texture and it was absolutely delicious! To tell you the truth, I was surprised to discover that our red smoothie turned out sweet, bitter, spicy, plus it had a refreshing minty aftertaste to it.

My wife absolutely loved it and actually gave it an “A score”, so it definitely was delicious. Making this smoothie requires a little bit of prep work (see next sections) but check out these super healthy ingredients: banana, green peas, broccoli, carrots, avocado, spinach, beet, grapefruit … WOW!

Your body will “thank you” for this choice of healthy ingredients that come with lots of beneficial nutrients. Let’s discover together what makes this smoothie so awesome!

A Perfect Red Smoothie

Friends, this rocket red smoothie was something else. It was:

Creamy
Sweet + Bitter + Spicy
Refreshing
Minty
Pure Love
Healthy
Satisfying
Satiating
Natural
Delicious

Tip 1: If you love your daily smoothie, this red rocket smoothie might be what you’re looking for, and a nice upgrade from the more “regular” smoothie recipes.

Tip 2: In case you’re just starting with making your own smoothies, this recipe is a very good example of what a bunch of plants and a powerful blender can deliver. Try it and let me know what you think!

Immune boosting red smoothie ingredients

For this smoothie we use only healthy ingredients which you can easily find at your local store or farmer’s market. This red smoothie is perfect all year round and packs an assortment of plants. Turned out thick and creamy, and it’s perfect when served as a quick breakfast, snack or even as an easy to digest dinner.

For the ultimate smoothie rocket combination you’ll need the following plant-based ingredients:

  • Fruits: banana, avocado, grapefruit, mandarin, Galia melon
  • Vegetables: frozen spinach, carrot, fennel, red beet, lightly boiled green peas + broccoli + carrots (cold)
  • Boosters: turmeric powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder
  • Others: extra virgin coconut oil, Himalayan salt, espresso (optional)
  • Water

Tips for making this smoothie perfectly!

  • Can I use frozen vegetables instead of lightly boiled? Yes, you certainly can. I must confess that I used lightly boiled vegetables because I had some leftovers from the previous night’s dinner.
  • Quick way to prep those veggies. This recipe uses lightly boiled vegetables that must be prepared in advance (boiled or steamed). The quickest way is to use frozen vegetables that you can easily boil in water for a few minutes until soft.
  • Only use vegetables at room temperature. Let the boiled vegetables cool down at room temperature before using them in your smoothie. Better yet (and what I did), boil the vegetables the previous night and store them in the fridge until morning when you’ll get to make the smoothie.
  • What about the espresso? The espresso used in this smoothie recipe is optional. You can definitely skip the espresso since it doesn’t influence the taste or nutrient content of the smoothie.
  • How to obtain that creamy texture? Use enough water to level the ingredients placed in the blender and a bit more. Feel free to add more water if your blender is having trouble pureeing everything smoothly. Use the pulse function a few times until everything looks smooth and creamy.

I’m grateful to be able to share such a nourishing smoothie with you, and I hope that you’ll like this smoothie too. I gave this recipe a 5-star rating in my book … After all, it’s not called Red Smoothie Rocket for nothing!

Share this red smoothie rocket with someone you love! And if you like it, don’t forget to @refreshmyhealth on Social Media. I’d also appreciate a 5-star rating and a delicious review, if you enjoy this smoothie recipe.

Is this your first time trying such a “complicated” smoothie? Did you like it? Share below.

5 from 2 votes

Sweet, Bitter and Spicy, Red Smoothie Rocket

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Blend Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
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How do you put together a smoothie that has 4 different tastes? Well, this red smoothie was sweet, and bitter, and spicy, plus it had a refreshing minty aftertaste to it. Blend and enjoy the magic of nature!

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas (peeled)
  • 1/2 big avocado (skin and seed removed)
  • 80-100 g frozen spinach
  • 150 g lightly boiled green peas + broccoli + carrots (cold, equal quantities)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 small slices fennel
  • 1 medium red beet (peeled and cut big)
  • 2-3 slices grapefruit (peeled)
  • 1 mandarin (peeled)
  • 2 slices Galia melon (skin and seed removed)
  • 3 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tsp turmeric + ginger powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 small espresso (optional)
  • water (cover the ingredients)

Instructions

  • Add everything into your blender. Add enough water to level everything and a bit more.
  • Blend on medium to high until everything looks creamy. Use the pulse function a few times if needed.
  • Done! Serve fresh or store in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes

This recipe used lightly boiled vegetables that must be prepared in advance. I used frozen veggies that I boiled in water for a few minutes until soft.
Let the boiled vegetables cool down at room temperature before using in your smoothie. Better yet (and what I did), boil the vegetables the previous night and store them in the fridge until the morning.
The espresso used in this recipe is certainly optional. Feel free to skip it since it doesn’t influence the taste or nutrient content of the smoothie.
Use enough water to level the ingredients and a bit more. Feel free to add more water if your blender is having trouble pureeing the ingredients.

  • Color: dark red (cherry red)
  • Texture: very creamy, like a shake
  • Taste: sweet (fennel, banana, red beet) + bitter (grapefruit) + spicy (asian spices) + minty (fennel)
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Keto, Low-carb, Raw Food, Vegan
Keywords: avocado, banana, broccoli, carrot, cinnamon, extra virgin coconut oil, fennel, Galia melon, ginger, grapefruit, green peas, red beet, spinach, turmeric
Author: Marcel Corbeanu
Marcel Corbeanu

Hi, I'm Marcel! I'm a health coach, I write about health and wellness and I love cooking healthy food with fresh and simple ingredients.

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