Making Smoothies with Beet Greens

Beet greens are the leafy top portion of the beet plant, attached to the edible root.

Is it edible?

Yes, it's edible, and a lot of people enjoy blending them along with the beet. They may be a bit much for a beginner, however, so perhaps just try 1 leaf at a time.


Beet Greens Flavor Pairings

Beet Root, Apple, Beans (fava), Cabbage, Chard (swiss), Cinnamon (Ground), Coconut Milk (raw), Dill weed, Fig, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Leek, Lemon, Lentil, Nutmeg (ground), Olive Oil, Orange, Potato, Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Walnuts, Salt,
Beet Greens Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 22.0
Calories from Fat 1.17
Total Fat 0.13g
Saturated Fat 0.02g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.046g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 226.0mg
Potassium 762.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.33g
Dietary Fiber 3.7g
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 2.2g
Vitamin A 316.0µg
Vitamin C 30.0mg
Calcium 117.0mg
Iron 2.57mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 0.4mg
Folate 15.0µg
Niacin 0.4mg
Riboflavin 0.22mg
Thiamin 0.1mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.106mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 1.5mg
Vitamin K 400.0µg
Minerals
Copper 0.191mg
Magnesium 70.0mg
Phosphorus 41.0mg
Selenium 0.9µg
Zinc 0.38mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 91.02g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameBeta vulgaris
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor2.44
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.57