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Purple Power Smoothie

This Purple Power Smoothie is a favorite around our house and it’s certainly not because it’s the most spectacular tasting smoothie we’ve ever had. No. It’s all about the color! It will have you wanting everything you eat to be purple.

My six year old’s favorite color is purple and anything purple is “so fancy”. I could probably throw brussels sprouts into this smoothie and she wouldn’t mind as long as it stayed purple. This purple elixir is a great way to start your morning and the gorgeous color is sure to bring a smile.

I have really enjoyed the benefits of making smoothies for myself and my family since starting this journey. Not only are they absolutely delicious they have so many health benefits! Knowing I can get a whole serving of fruits and veggies into a smoothie and start my family’s day off on the right foot means more than anything to me. Not only that, but studies have shown that smoothies can benefit bone health, heart health,  increased energy, improved digestion and boost your immune system. Not convinced yet? Try a week of smoothies for breakfast and you will soon see a difference.

Prep for this smoothie is very easy as there is very few ingredients and a lot of them are stuff you already have in your pantry. A win win situation in my house.

After you have got all your ingredients together, just throw them in your Vitamix Blender and blend until smooth. Cleanup for this recipe is also simple, and that’s something everyone can appreciate. Pour in a cute mason jar and enjoy. This is a smoothie everyone can enjoy and nobody will complain. How could you complain when you’re drinking something purple?

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Start Here Before/After instantloss.comBrittany Williams has taken the weight loss world by storm with her best-selling Instant Loss Cookbook. After reaching a peak weight of 260 pounds and spending a lifetime struggling with obesity, yo-yo dieting, autoimmune diseases, and chronic fatigue, Brittany changed her relationship with food and lost an astonishing 125 pounds in a year through diet alone.

Brittany’s latest book, Instant Loss Eat Real, Lose Weight shows how to make this a sustainable lifestyle with kid and family-friendly meals—from Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal to Cowboy Chili to Easy 2-Minute Pork Chops. Members of her growing community have reported losing 50 and even 100 pounds themselves! This cookbook will help others achieve similar success with simple, delicious meals, nearly all ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Purple Power Smoothie

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  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 small avocado if you like a thinner consistency leave this out
  • 1/2 large mandarin orange, peeled
  • 1/2 fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons collagen peptides


  • Add all of the ingredients to a high powdered blender, like the Vitamix. Blend on high until smooth.


Note: This smoothie is very thick. A little yogurt-like consistency-wise. If you prefer a thinner smoothie omit the avocado. The avocado is only in there to get a healthy dose of fat in my kiddos. 
Servings: 2
Author: Brittany Williams instantloss.com


  1. Brittany,
    What do you suggest to use instead of banana’s? Everything else in this looks amazing, I just can’t have the banana.

  2. Is your cup of spinach a measuring cup of spinach or 4 oz. (dry measure) of spinach? Big difference, just wanted to clarify.

  3. I have never seen such a beautiful color of a smoothie! Something that looks so appealing must taste good as well. You’ve tried a very unique combination of ingredients. And of course healthy as well with so many nutrient rich ingredients. I think I will try it this weekend for breakfast.

  4. Never in a million years would I of thought I would or could blend and drink purple cabbage! Lol I just made mine and it is so good! I left out the avocado since I like my smoothies thinner and it was perfection. Thank you!

  5. Would it work to use an avocado that is either a little firm or a little too soft? Just wondering if his could be a good use for avocados that aren’t quite ready or sligtly overripe.

  6. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I have a Vitamix(courtesy of hubs who thought I needed it).
    Will let you know how it does for me.

  7. This looks so good, was wondering if the banana can be substituted with something else or omitted. I found out the hard way that I can’t have banana anymore since it makes me sick.

  8. 5 stars
    I love this smoothie, but it is thick! I put a scoop of protein powder in it so that’s probably why. I like to make a blender full of smoothies on Sunday and freeze portions in Ziploc bags. Then I can pull one out of the freezer to put into the fridge at night. In the morning I pour it into a cup and I can drink it on my way to work. I love your variety of smoothie flavors!

  9. I believe that Collagen Peptides are an animal protein. Is there a plant-based protein that you could suggest as a substitute?

    1. Yes it is an animal protein. I can not recommend a protein that will do exactly what the animal protein does however a great plant based protein is 100% pure pea protein.

  10. Ok, I have a crazy question, do you use the whole ½ orange or just the inside? I can’t wait to try this smoothie! Thank you for all your free recipes! I have both cookbooks and have loved the recipes.

    1. You peel the half of the orange before you put it in the smoothie 🙂 Wishing you wellness 🙂

    1. Hello Laura,
      Thank you for reaching out! I do not include the calorie count or nutritional information on any of my recipes. All ingredients have different nutritional information so it will always vary depending on the exact ingredients (brands) you’re using. If you need to track nutritional information it’s best to calculate it for each recipe with your own ingredients into a program like MyFitness Pal because it can vary A LOT.
      Wish you all the best!

  11. What is the prevailing flavor? I’m not a fan of cabbage or avocado, but I love hiding vegetables from myself when I can. I’m worse than a little kid. Does it taste mostly blueberry and bananas?

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