We’ve all probably heard of the green smoothie craze by now, which is an excellent way to sneak in some leafy greens to your diet, but today I would like to propose a new type of smoothie.
I introduce to you….
The purple smoothie!
What is a purple smoothie, exactly?
Well, instead of using green leafy vegetables, we use purple leafy vegetables instead!
So why is the purple smoothie better, you ask?
I wouldn’t say better per say, but I believe that purple foods and vegetables are highly overlooked. There’s so much craze around the green foods that we forget about the other colours that are just as important! There’s an old saying that you should be eating the rainbow, which we should all be sticking to. Japanese nutritionists recommend eating every colour everyday, and the japanese are some of the healthiest people in the world!
You see, a foods colour represents what kind of health benefits they have (something i will be looking at in depth in the future).
Purple foods contain their own unique health benefits, such as…
Purple Leafy Vegetables
Red leaf lettuce
Purple Bak Choy
or try something like purple sprouting broccoli! 🙂
In my smoothie I’m using Baby Leaf Kale Cabbage.
An interesting find in the supermarket, I must say, so I was excited to try it out! Using interesting leaves in your smoothies helps you to get a wider range of nutrients, so give it a go! (may i recommend starting with beet greens?)
- 1 cup of a purple leafy vegetable (I used baby kale cabbage)
- ½ cup berries (i used mostly raspberries and some blueberries)
- ½ cup frozen banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cacao nibs
- ½ cup water or coconut water
- 1/3 cup greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
- optinoal: 1 tsp ormus supergreens or other green powder
- Blend everything up until smooth and enjoy! I used my Magimix Le Blender, which comes in Black and Stainless Steel.