I went to lunch with a girlfriend at an amazing smoothie cafe the other day. From the first sip of my smoothie, I was wondering where this place had been all my life. A-ma-zing! They have every kind of smoothie you can imagine. Everything from super health nut smoothies with spinach, kale, whey protein, you name it … to fruity smoothies … to peanut butter cup smoothies (and everything in between). I haven’t tried them all, but the ones I’ve had were on the fruity end of the spectrum and were creamy, luscious and oh so flavorful.
As much as I love this little smoothie paradise that’s just minutes from my front door, my wallet can’t handle this new found craving. It’s like having a Starbucks around the corner when you suddenly realize you’re a coffee drinker. The only solution was to master a make-at-home version, so that’s just what I did. Meet the Purple Paradise Smoothie, my new best friend. It’s got blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and the richest purple color. Gorgeous.
Oh, and it turns out the littles are big fans, too. Don’t you just love his purple mustache?! (It’s cuter as a mustache than it is on his shirt!)
Purple Paradise Smoothie
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup cranberry juice
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 large smoothies.