Combine the beets, ginger, orange juice, and water in a blender and blend until very smooth, with no visible pieces of beet or ginger remaining. Add in the frozen strawberries and banana, and blend until smooth. Serve right away
If you're using a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix, you can just add everything to the blender and blend it all together. It should break it down into a slushy texture effortlessly.
This smoothie has the best taste and texture when you serve it right away, but you can save leftovers in the fridge for up to 24 hours. (I also like to freeze leftover smoothie in popsicle molds for a cool treat later!)
If you have a high-speed blender, you don't need to chop the ginger at all before adding it into this smoothie recipe. If you don't think your blender can pulverize it completely, I'd recommend mincing it with a microplane first, so you don't wind up drinking a big chunk of ginger later.Feel free to add in any extras you like to make this smoothie more filling. You can add hemp hearts for plant-based protein, or chia seeds or ground flax for extra omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. You can also use your favorite type of milk, instead of water, for a creamier texture.