This purple power detox smoothie is a fun and flexible way to get a hearty dose of fruit and veggies! Beets, banana, blueberries, and kale make the most delicious combo for this healthy smoothie.
I toyed with the idea of posting this smoothie for days. Weeks even! I know not all of you are currently batting for team beet (give me more time — I love a challenge!) but some of my dearest friends have been asking for this recipe.
You know who you are! Grab some beets, and some blueberries, and go nuts!
Ooh! And if you’re one of my darling friends that think “beet” is a four-letter word, let’s make a deal. I’ll refrain from calling you a certain five-letter word that ALSO starts with a B and will instead blog about chocolate and cookies if (and only if!) you refrain from saying beets are icky. Deal?
That being said, I absolutely love beets!
AND this smoothie!
This really, really, ridiculously purple smoothie.
Purple Power Detox Smoothie
Since I don’t own a snazzy heavy-duty blender, I use cooked beets. Luckily I’m obsessed with these crazy delicious flatbreads and almost always have perfectly cooked beets in my fridge.
You can store them in the fridge for up to 4 days and they also freeze extremely well and will last even longer chilling next to your ice cream.
so… how was it?!
After taking my first sip of purple power detox smoothie, I immediately prepped enough ingredients to make another the following morning.
I think it’s safe to say I loved it! It had a refreshing earthiness from the beet, a punch of sweetness from the berries/OJ/banana, and the kale added a bevvy of nutrients yet was essentially a phantom ingredient. I couldn’t even taste it! Just beets.. blueberries… and banana! But to answer the question that is prooobably on your mind right now… Yes. You can skip the beets. Just add more berries and maybe some extra spinach/kale too. Then go sit in the corner.
Whatever ingredients you choose to add to your smoothies are sure to make a delicious drink. Surprise yourself by sneaking in a veggie or two and always remember to stick to whole foods, steer clear of sugar-bombs, and hurry up because it’s getting chilly outside!
Purple Power Detox Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 large beet (or 1 small/medium beet)
- 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen – add extra liquid if frozen)
- 1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup chopped kale (leaves removed from stem)
- 2 TBSP orange juice
- green apple (or orange sections for added fruit)
- orange juice instead of coconut milk
- spinach instead of kale
- flax or chia seeds for an extra kick of fiber
- ice (if you’re using all fresh ingredients)
- Get Blending!
- Cook up some beets for a salad or side dish and then set a few slices aside for this smoothie!
- To make this bad boy, toss everything in the blender and let it do the work for you.
- Adjust the liquids and even add ice if needed, it’ll just depend on your ratio of frozen ingredients to fresh.
- I always start with the recipe above and then just tweak as needed!
- While I don’t typically sweeten my smoothies, feel free to sweeten with extra fruit, juice, or agave syrup if desired. Anything goes; empty that crisper and enjoy!
If you get a chance to try this purple power detox smoothie, let me know!
You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
More Baller Beet Recipes
- Goat Cheese + Beet Deviled Eggs
- Warm Carrot Beet Spinach Salad
- Beet Salad with Pistachios via Feasting at Home
- Balsamic Veggie Flatbread Pizza with Feta and Beets
I also love adding beets to my juicer along with pineapple, ginger, lemon, turmeric, and carrots. It’s SO GOOD!