Purple Power Detox Smoothie

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.

Purple Power Detox Smoothie with blueberries and beets

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.

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Purple Power Detox Smoothie

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.

Course Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Purple Power Detox Smoothie
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 large beet (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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Get Blending!
  2. Cook up some beets for a salad or side dish and then set a few slices aside for this smoothie!
  3. To make this bad boy, toss everything in the blender and let it do the work for you.
  4. Adjust the liquids and even add ice if needed, it'll just depend on your ratio of frozen ingredients to fresh.
  5. I always start with the recipe above and then just tweak as needed!
  6. 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!
ingredients in blender
Purple Power Detox Smoothie in glass

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!

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!

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  • Yum, I am kind of on a red beet crazse right now so will definitely try this.

  • Debbie

    Yummy
    I have a vitamix so used raw beets and greens and stems. I added a whole Orange, chia seeds and some romaine with kale and beet greens.

    • Jenn

      Ooh I’m envious of your vitamix! That sounds like awesome additions — thanks Debbie! <3

  • One small caution about beets…sometimes if you juice them or eat them raw they can very quickly do a number on your need to “go.” Also, when you do “go” the color is representative of said beets and can scare whatever “go” you have left in you right on out! TMI? Better to be informed maybe…first time I juiced beets I about had a heart attack! LOL!

  • I have been cuckoo for smoothies lately…so so so yummy!
    Have a super weekend!

  • I’m no beet hater! I love the things (and how they dye everything magenta). I’ve been known to eat canned beets straight from the can before. I feel like this smoothie is probably a classier option 😉

  • Yes!! Beets in a smoothie sounds fantastic!!

  • Beets are the most amazing thing on the planet (next to you of course). I am glad to find others who like them so I don’t feel like such an old lady for loving them. 🙂

  • I really love smoothies, but I’ve never been one to add in weird ingredients like beets, spinach, kale, etc.
    However, ever seems to say it tastes just the same, so I might have to try!!!
    That recipe does like really yummy though 🙂

  • I love any smoothie that has GREENS blended in!

  • WillJogForFood

    Yummy! I’ve had juice with beets but not a smoothie yet. I’ll have to try it. My latest trick to add sweetness is to add 1 date to my smoothie. It does the trick every time 🙂

  • Oh this looks amazing! I will have to make this really soon.

  • Oh yummy. I almost made a beet smoothie, but halfway through I turned it into a juice by adding some more liquid (OJ too), and I absolutely loved it. I love drinking some beets almost as much as I love beats, rhymes, and rhythms.

  • Caroline

    Pshhh, wow, I am so smart. I thought this said “PUPPY Powerhouse Smoothie.” I guess I can make it even though I’m not a puppy. 😉

  • I tried beets in a smoothie once but it came out all wrong. I think I used too much, the texture was all messed up. I will be trying this one out though. I have great hopes.

  • Oh my gosh that looks amazing!!!! I am obsessed with beets 🙂 What a great idea!

  • I’ve never thought of making a beet smoothie…although I did just make a beet pasta sauce! This looks yummy.

  • I love beet smoothies! Try it with an orange too… that citrus + bett combo can’t be beat. (Tee hee… beat. Get it?)

  • I am definitely a beet fan (one in a million it seems, sometimes), but have never had beets in a smoothie. Will have to try this one!

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