This Purple Rain Smoothie is all about teaching you how to get started with blending your own delicious and healthy smoothies. As a side note, I remember how excited I was to add celery to a smoothie, top it with fennel and finish by adding avocado and banana. This purple smoothie was amazing!
Stay tuned because you’ll learn how to transform a few simple ingredients into a nourishing smoothie. This wonderful recipe is loaded with healthy fats, low in carbs, has an amazing color and a creamy texture. Let’s get started!
What makes our Purple Rain Smoothie special?
Calling all smoothie lovers, this purple rain smoothie was:
Sweet and Savory
I remember the day I blended this smoothie for the first time. It was autumn and I was a beginner in all things smoothies. Actually this had been the most complex smoothie I’ve blended up to that point.
I was literally using everything I could find in my friends’ fridge. We were staying at some friends for a few days and they had an amazing fridge packed with all kinds of fruits and veggies; and even fresh and frozen berries of all kinds and colors. They were kind enough to let me borrow some of their plants so I made a smoothie using all the veggies I could find (and match together in my smoothie) plus a few of those berries.
Let’s add more veggies to our smoothies!
To tell you the truth, it felt exciting but also a bit scary to add celery to a smoothie, top it with fennel and finish by adding avocado or bananas. I didn’t had too much experience with smoothies at the time, so it was somehow ok to be in doubt.
Questions were popping in my head: What if my smoothie won’t taste right? Will I be able to blend in the celery? Will my wife like it? These were just some of the questions that I had, but I knew I have to follow my instinct. In the end, my smoothie turned out great and I ended-up using celery and fennel in many other recipes.
If you want to make yourself a smoothie that’s loaded with healthy ingredients (including strange ones like celery and fennel), I suggest to open that fridge right now and get to work.
Enjoy your smoothie journey!
How did you started making smoothies? Would you try this recipe? Let me know in the comments below.
Purple Rain Smoothie
- 2 avocados (peeled and seeded)
- 2 bananas (skin removed, sliced)
- 1.5 stick celery
- 3 tbsp frozen blueberries (or blackberries)
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 slice fennel (chopped)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- fresh dill (chopped)
- pinch of vanilla powder
- 1/2 lemon (fresh juice)
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp chia seeds (mixed into each glass)
- decorated with chopped cacao beans (optional)
- 250-300 ml water
- Add everything into the blender and blend until you reach a creamy consistency.
- Pour the contents into glasses and add 1 tsp chia seeds into each glass.
- Decorate with chopped cacao beans (optional) and serve fresh or store in the fridge for 2 days.
- Color: deep purple
- Taste: sweet and savory
- Texture: easy to drink, creamy