March 19, 2015

This Smoothie should be on your Bucket List.


When I first heard about the “BBC Smoothie,” I was intrigued. BBC stands for banana, beetroot and coconut.

I had never thought of putting whole beetroot (I sometimes put beetroot juice) in my smoothie. But being an adventurous cook, I decided to give it a go.

It tastes absolutely amazing! But I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t “healthify” the recipe with some kale, cilantro and ginger for extra chlorophyll, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Please note that you don’t need to watch BBC to get the full benefits of this smoothie.

So this is what I came up with. Feel free to play around with this recipe. Just keep the main BBC ingredients: bananas, beetroot and coconut milk (or opt for a fresh coconut).

Servings 2-3


  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 1 small or medium beetroot
  • 1 cup of kale
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • A sprig of cilantro
  • Small piece of ginger
  • A dash of cloves and/or cinnamon (optional)
  • 1-2 cups of water (more or less, to reach the desired consistency)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

This smoothie should be on your bucket list. You’ll thank me later. 


Author: Osha Key

Editor: Caroline Beaton

Photo: Courtesy of the author 

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