Purple Power Smoothie

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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PURPLE POWER SMOOTHIE

Yes, it’s true. Smoothies rule and I can’t apologize for including two smoothie posts in the last week. After all, I’m having one per day on my 30 day smoothie challenge and I can’t help it if I get seduced by the pretty colours (and scrummy taste) as I go along!

This purple (well, strictly speaking, magenta) beauty was just too gorgeous to not have its portrait taken. It’s one I chucked together from ingredients I had lying about – and purple was most definitely the theme with the inclusion of blueberries, beetroot, dark red plums and prunes. Talk about a power pack of health-promoting anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories all in one drink!

This smoothie recipe is completely flexible. However, to reap the benefits of purple power and the beneficial anthocyanins they include, do your best to include at least three purple ingredients – other possibilities include purple carrots, cauliflower and cabbage, blackberries and blackcurrants, black grapes and cherries. To that, you can include any other ingredients you like – I tossed in some chia seeds, ground linseeds, broccoli, walnuts, coconut water and almond milk. The possibilities are endless really. Enjoy!

PURPLE POWER SMOOTHIE

PURPLE POWER SMOOTHIE

Kickstart your morning with this refreshing Purple Power Smoothie! Its blend of sweet fruits, earthy beetroot, and a touch of nutty almond milk delivers a delicious and satisfying boost.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 176 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 small Plums or 1 large one, stoned and chopped roughly
  • ½ cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • ½ Beetroot or 1 small one, peeled and chopped roughly
  • ½ cup Broccoli (raw)
  • ½ cup Coconut water (or mineral water)
  • ½ cup Almond milk
  • 2 pitted Prunes (for sweetness)
  • Optional extras: Any extra seeds nuts and spices you like (I added 1 tsp chia seeds, 3 whole walnuts and a pinch of cayenne pepper)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blitz. If the smoothie is too thick, add more water or almond milk.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 336mgPotassium: 837mgFiber: 8gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 783IUVitamin C: 64mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Purple Smoothie, Smoothie
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About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.

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  1. The colour of this smoothie is just incredible! I love that you used beetroot in it especially – I often make smoothies but rarely use beetroot in them so you have definitely inspired me here!

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