Green is great, and purple is powerful!! If your little ones are not so into “green” smoothies, then let’s make them a purple smoothie instead. Anthocyanins, a very powerful antioxidant, gives foods their deep blue – purple shade and researchers believe responsible for lowering heart disease and cancer risks, along with inflammation, and even has anti-aging benefits. Blueberries have the highest concentration of anthocyanins, but they are also present in purple grapes, cherries, and purple cabbage. I added spinach to this smoothie also, but you would never know anything green is in by it’s beautiful purple color! Yes, spinach and cabbage are in here…and my girl’s BEG for this smoothie! :)
This makes an amazingly delicious smoothie, and would also make a GREAT popsicle. And if you have a juicer, juice all the ingredients and then add it to the grape juice concentrate and water mixture.
Look who couldn’t keep her finger out of the smoothie long enough to let me take a picture….
She was happy big sis was at ballet camp so she could keep this one all to herself!! :)
Happy Smoothie Saturday! Have a wonderful weekend!
|Purple Power Smoothie|
- 3 tbsp organic grape juice concentrate
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup pitted cherries
- 1/2 cup chopped purple cabbage
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup spinach
- Ice – if you are not using frozen blueberries or cherries
- Add all the ingredients to your blender
- Start on a low speed slowly increasing to high
- Blend until smooth, about 1 minute
You can use frozen blueberries and cherries as well, but you may need to add a little extra water to help break it all down.