What’s there to write about a smoothie? It’s fresh. It’s healthy. It contains a lot of fruit, veggies & good stuff… This is my 1. smoothie post on the blog and I’m just a little clueless. But I’ll just start anyway.
Every morning, my little son and I drink a fresh smoothie together. That’s our first thing of the day and a morning ritual, so to speak, and we really enjoy it every day. Indeed, I totally miss my smoothie when I can’t drink it for some reason (like on vacation). Mostly our smoothies are green (hello kale, lettuce, spinach & Co. 💚), but this particularly beautiful one has this bright & radiant magenta and is the perfect colorful start to your day.
The recipe was a lucky strike for real. Mostly I just throw various fruit and vegetables in my blender and usually the result is something quite delicious. But such an awesome color is seldom. Probably because I normally use my green super powders (chlorella & barley grass), but today I just skipped them. Well done, Romy!
But this smoothie isn’t only pleasing for the eye, oh no, your body & health will absolutely approve too.
Cauliflower and beetroot supply you with many minerals (including calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron & manganese). Blueberries provide plenty of vitamin C & E. Bananas contain potassium, magnesium & vitamin B6. Hemp seeds & chia are packed with precious omega 3 fatty acids. And pumpkin seeds not only saturate, but also bring iron into the smoothie (always important, but especially in a purely plant-based diet).
With a large glass of my Purple Love Smoothie you are well cared for and can start your new day full of energy. Anyways, it’s delicious too, of course. Wonderfully creamy, with a fruity sweetness (the riper your bananas, the sweeter your smoothie), and you would never guess the veggies it contains.
Give it a try soon & enjoy some Purple Love. 💜
- 1 small beetroot, peeled & diced*
- 3-4 florets of cauliflower, frozen
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled
- 1 apple, cored
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup plant milk (I used rice milk)
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 Tbsp soaked chia seeds**
- 1 Tbsp hemp hearts
Add the prepared fruits and vegetables to your high-speed blender, followed by the rice milk and seeds.
Cover and mix well on a high level until everything is creamy. My mixer has a special "Veggie Smoothie" program that runs for almost 2 minutes at different speeds.
I guess that after 2 minutes your delicious Purple Love Smoothie is ready anyway. Divide into 2 glasses and enjoy.
** It's best to simply soak 2 Tbsp of chia seeds with 1/4 cup of water in a sealable glass in the fridge overnight. Then you have a supply for the next 3-4 days. I always choose organic produce whenever possible. It‘s not only better for my health (and yours, too), but also for our environment. 🌍💫💚