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This Purple Smoothie is a healthy smoothie made with blueberries, chia seeds, bananas, and my secret purple ingredient and it’s full of antioxidants.

It’s an easy 5-ingredients dairy-free, vegan blender smoothie with almond milk.

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What’s A Purple Smoothie?

A Purple Smoothie is, as its name implies a smoothie with a vivid purple color.

While you might find smoothies that get this color with food dyes, my Purple Smoothie recipe is 100% natural, rich in nutrients, and good for your health.

Read on to find my secret purple ingredient!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This purple smoothie is a perfect refreshing drink for summer. But it’s also:

  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Vegan
  • Antioxidant-Rich
  • 5 Ingredients
  • Ready in 5 minutes

How To Make A Purple Smoothie

Like many other smoothies, this purple smoothie is straightforward to put together.

Ingredients

  • Banana – the bananas in this smoothie bring a lot of texture and sweetness. Pick ripe bananas, the ones with some dark spots that you might be tempted to throw away. Put them in the freezer, and they can be a perfect base for any smoothie. With frozen bananas, no need for ice cubes.
  • Blueberries – Blueberries bring a distinctively sweet taste. I recommend using frozen blueberries to keep the smoothie frothy.
  • Almond Milk – prefer unsweetened almond milk. I like to use vanilla almond milk to add a little flavor.
  • Chia Seeds – chia seeds bring some binding to the recipe and since they are super-seeds, they also bring a raft of vitamins and minerals.
  • Red Cabbage – Red Cabbage is my secret ingredient. It’s a delicious vegetable that doesn’t alter the taste of the smoothie but turns it a bright purple. Plus it’s extremely rich in Vitamin C, 100g of cabbage brings 95 of your daily value but only 4.9 grams of net carbs!

Instructions

To make this smoothie, cut the cabbage roughly with a knife. This will make it easier to put it in the blender.

Combine all the purple smoothie ingredients in the jug of a blender.

Blend the smoothie on the high-speed setting for about a minute.

Adjust the texture of the smoothie with more almond milk to make it runnier or with more frozen blueberries to make it forthier.

If you’re out of blueberries, you can also add ice cubes to increase the frothiness.

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Storage Instructions

Smoothies are not recipes you can make ahead of time. If you let them sit for too long, the phases split and the heavier solid bits fall to the bottom.

So I recommend drinking your smoothies in the 10 to 20 minutes after you made them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Other Flavors?

Yes, you can change the flavor by adding:

  • Coconut Nectar: to make it sweeter.
  • Vanilla Extract: to make it taste more like vanilla.
  • Replace the Blueberries with Strawberries: to make it dark pink.

Are Blueberries Good For You?

Blueberries are the food with the highest level of antioxidants which helps protect our cells from damage.

A British study even showed that eating blueberries reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes!

Is Red Cabbage Healthy?

Red cabbage is a great breakfast vegetable to boost your morning vitamins C!

It contains 95% of your daily value of vitamins C – about 57 mg per 100 grams which is more than oranges that contain only 89% of your DV of vitamin C.

Purple smoothie with blueberries, chia seeds, red cabbage and banana. An easy 4 ingredients anti oxydants dairy free blender smoothie with almond milk laoded with vitamins C. #smoothie #almond milk #blueberries #dairyfree
Purple smoothie with blueberries, chia seeds, red cabbage and banana. An easy 4 ingredients anti oxydants dairy free blender smoothie with almond milk laoded with vitamins C. #smoothie #almond milk #blueberries #dairyfree

Purple Smoothie

This Purple Smoothie is a healthy smoothie made with blueberries, chia seeds, red cabbage, and banana and full of antioxidants. It's an easy 5-ingredients dairy-free, vegan blender smoothie with almond milk.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Yield: 2 smoothies
Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Nutrition

Net Carbs 17.5g
Fat 3.2g
Protein 2.4g
Calories 114.2kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour all the ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend for 1 minute or until smooth and thick.
  • If too thick, add some more water until you get the desired consistency.
Texture: adjust the milk quantity to get the consistency you like. The more almond milk you add, the more liquid it will be. I recommend using a frozen banana for a naturally thicker smoothie.
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Nutrition Facts
Purple Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 114.2 Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.2g5%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2g
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 283.9mg8%
Carbohydrates 21.5g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11.6g13%
Protein 2.4g5%
Net Carbs 17.5g
Vitamin A 224.4IU4%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 249.5mg25%
Iron 0.5mg3%
Magnesium 27.2mg7%
Zinc 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    6 Thoughts On Purple Smoothie
  1. 5 stars
    Hi Carine. Wow.What a great site. All recipes and pictures are amazing. I’m going to cook and bake everything soon. I tried your gf buns. Delicious. Question. Cabbage smoothies looks yummy. Did you try without banana? Hugs

    • Thanks! That is very kind of you. I didn’t try the recipe banana free, it is a recipe I make for the kids and they love banana in the smoothie. Plus, it is the only way to cover the purple cabbage flavor. This said, the recipe is not keto friendly with banana so I would recommend you try my keto berry smoothie instead 🙂 Enjoy ! XOXO Carine.

    • Yes I know ! I was not very sure about this attempt but it taste really fresh and does not taste cabbage at all. A nice way to eat this usually smelly cooked vegetable 🙂

    • I know it is amazing how red cabbage colour is beautiful when raw and blended. That is too bad that it is losing its colour when cooked.

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