Raspberry Applesauce Smoothie

First and foremost, can we call this Rasplesauce and make it a thing? I love portmanteaus, as evidenced by my personal blog, and it’s so fetch.

Second, I know this smoothie sounds weird, but isn’t applesauce also weird? It’s thin enough to drink, which is probably why those yummy applesauce-on-the-go squeeze packs exist. But what if we made it thicker and added flavor, color and…a vegetable?

Especially if the only way you like to eat that vegetable is via chip form?

I’m not talking about potatoes or corn. I’m talking about beets.

You don’t even have to research how to choose the best beets or look at the vegetable in its raw glory.

You can use beetroot powder.

Why powder?

Because it adds nutrients and solidifies color, giving you a delicious, red smoothie.

Caucasion hand holding small cup of red-colored drink

(You see what I did there? Come for the smoothies, stay for the puns.)

Because you don’t even have to look at it or figure out how to blend beets.

Because the powders can be just as potent as the raw form.

Because this is about falling in love with food and befriending food.

Because my work is an ode to spoonies, being a spoonie myself.

Kid-approved, apparently.

If simplicity is key, then why have I been trying to create such complex smoothies? I mean, I’m a super taster, so I know my taste is often unreliable (my SunButter + Berry smoothie is not approved by kids, because my taste-tester cousins dislike SunButter).

Raspberry Applesauce Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

Kid-approved ravenous red hidden-veggie raspberry applesauce smoothie!


  • 125g (1/2 cup) applesauce, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 140g (1 cup) raspberries, frozen
  • 9.5g (1 Tbs) beetroot powder


  1. Blend applesauce and raspberries together until smooth.
  2. Add beetroot powder; blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!


Feel free to add more beetroot powder and/or raspberries, to taste. The applesauce works like water, but isn't as baseless as water because it still possesses nutrients.

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