Immune-Boosting Red Beet Smoothie

Red beets increase your endurance, stimulate your circulation and kick-start your recovery after your workout. This is particularly beneficial for runners who often struggle with sore muscles after their run. The addition of ginger gives this power smoothie a two-fisted punch. Ginger is great for strengthening your immune system. Plus, it boosts your metabolism.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 150 g red beets (pre-cooked)
  • 2 apples
  • ginger
  • 200 ml carrot juice


Chop the apples and red beets into large chunks. Peel a small piece of ginger. Put all of the solid ingredients in a blender and pour in a glass of carrot juice. Blend the contents until smooth. Enjoy your red smoothie – either before or after your run.

1 glass contains around 130 calories, 26 g of carbohydrates, 2.5 g of protein and 0.5 g of fat.



Julia Denner Julia is a dietician and sports nutritionist. Before she began her position as Communications Specialist at Runtastic, she spent several years working as a dietician in the surgical department at Vienna General Hospital. Julia is passionate about inspiring others to eat a healthy, balanced diet. View all posts by Julia Denner