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Remake the Shake: DIY Super Beet Shake Blend

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diy super beet shake blend

Remake the Shake: DIY Super Beet Shake Blend

Devon 5 Comments

Avoid the high prices, excess packaging, and questionable ingredients with this simple but delicious DIY super beet shake blend. Remake your shake!

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The New Year often brings about some resolutions.  Like losing weight, eating healthy, meal planning, and sticking to a household budget.

Some are easier said than done.

Perhaps because I am in the field of health and wellness that I am often tapped to promote “new and exciting products” (emails likely marked as SPAM and deleted upon receipt), and I hear all about the “latest and greatest” {insert name of any slickly marketed wellness product here} from my friends, family, and clients.  While most fad-ish products illicit minor annoyance from me, the vast field of meal replacement shakes really sticks in my craw.

But perhaps not for the reasons that you think.

beet root powder

Yeah, I am not a fan of the meal replacement shakes generally speaking.  I am an advocate of clean, fresh, whole foods – preferably raised and grown near to your home.  But I get it.  The appeal.  The convenience.  Nutrition in a few easy steps prepped and ready to consume in mere minutes (or less).

What don’t I like?  The list is long – questionable ingredients, unsustainable/unethical raw material sourcing, excess packaging, and severely overinflated price tags.

So, what if we could remake the shake with sustainable, organic, ethical ingredients at a fraction of the cost of those pre-packaged blends?  Thanks to the marvelous selection of ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs – we CAN!!!

First shake remake: DIY super beet blend!

diy super beet shake blend mix

When it comes to brilliance, this vibrant magenta beet blend takes home the gold medal.  If color intensity equates to healthy – this super beet blend hits all the marks.  To be perfectly honest, I was more than skeptical about the beet flavor before I made this beet shake blend.  I offset the organic beet powder with powdered orange, goji, and elderberries. The result is fantastic.  The earthy flavor of the beets is perfectly balanced with the berry and citrus flavors, making this DIY  super beet shake taste more like a treat than a health food.  Blended with a little almond or coconut milk, I find it to be pleasantly sweet on its own, but you could use a sweetener of your preference to suit your taste.

Super Beet Shake Ingredients

Here’s the nutritional lowdown on our super DIY beet shake!

Beet Root 
Besides being naturally sweet and resplendently colorful, beets contain vitamins C and B6, as well as minerals like copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and iron.

Orange Peel Powder 
We all heard before – the “good stuff” is in the peel, and such is the case with orange peel.  While offering its bright clean citrus flavor, powdered orange peel lends vitamin C, flavonoids, enzymes.

Elderberry Powder 
A favorite for immune support, elderberry powder has vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as iron and potassium.

Goji Berry 
A well-established “superfood”, goji berries contain vitamins A, C, as well as riboflavin, iron, zinc, potassium, selenium, and copper.

diy super beet shake blend

Now for the best news of all — the price!  Similarly packaged blends cost upwards and in excess of $7.99/ounce.  Yikes.  By purchasing the ingredients in bulk from MRH (beetroot in a pound quantity, and the rest in a half pound quantity), I was able to put together this blend for $1.06/oz!  That’s about $17/pound.  All while sourcing organic ingredients from an ethical, sustainably minded retailer.  This is a shake that you can feel good about — in all the ways that count!!!

Super Beet Shake Recipe

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DIY Super Beets Shake Blend

Avoid the high prices, excess packaging, and questionable ingredients with this simple but delicious DIY super beets shake blend. Remake your shake!
Author: Devon


  • 8 oz beetroot powder
  • 4 oz orange peel powder
  • 2 oz elderberry powder
  • 2 oz goji berries ground to a powder


  • Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
  • To make your shake, blend 8-10oz of a non-dairy milk of your choice (or coconut water), with 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of the super beet blend. Sweeten as desired.

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Devon is a writer and author on subjects of holistic and sustainable living. She has a degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, and her first book, The Backyard Herbal Apothecary, was published by Page Street Publishing in Spring 2019. Devon's work outside of can be seen at,,, and in the magazine The Backwoods Home. Devon's second book, The Herbalist's Healing Kitchen, will be published Fall 2019.

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  • Bethany February 18, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    5 stars
    I want to try this and the green shake. Mountain Rose Herbs is currently out of elderberries, so I think I will try substituting rose hips.

    • Devon February 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Seems that the cold and flu season has made for a run on elderberries since I first launched the post! I think that rosehips would be a great substitution! It will contribute a nice tart note and lots of vitamin C!

  • Linda July 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I have dried elderberries, so can I grind them to powder?

    • Devon July 26, 2019 at 9:49 pm


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