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Purple Haze Smoothie (Bowl) Recipe

purple haze smoothie bowlImagine my delight when I blended up my Purple Haze smoothie and this gorgeous (or should I say regal?) color appeared. It was almost too pretty to eat – *almost*! I created the recipe for the Purple Haze smoothie while visiting my  mom in Kansas – she loves when I recipe test, ha ha. Safe to say, she gave it a two thumbs up and the go ahead to add to our recent June 21-Day Meal Prep Challenge.

Probably one of the most asked questions from our Challenge participants is why did I add cauliflower to the Purple Haze smoothie? The answer is simple: cauliflower adds an amazing creaminess to the smoothie and is chalk full of vitamins and minerals. According to, cauliflower contains almost as much Vitamin C as an orange (seriously!) and almost as much potassium as a banana with a fifth of the calories. Of course cauli is rich in fiber as well, and that will keep you feeling full.

Quick tip: If you have extra smoothie mixture, freeze it into popsicle molds – makes a great treat for a hot day! We think you are definitely going to have Purple Haze on your brain. Ha!

Purple Haze Smoothie

Servings: 2 people


  • 1 c water
  • 1/4 c chia seeds
  • 1/2 c full fat coconut milk *watch for added ingredients like msg, salt, sugar, additives, etc.
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 2c blueberries, frozen
  • 2c cauliflower, frozen
  • optional toppings if making smoothie bowl


  • Add 1c water + 1/4c chia seeds to blender and allow to "hydrate" for ~1 minute.
  • Add 1/2c full fat coconut milk + 2 frozen bananas + 2c frozen blueberries + 2c frozen cauliflower.
  • Blend until smooth. Add additional water if needed for desired consistency.
  • Note: if making a smoothie bowl, reduce water in 1st step to 1/2c. Then add additional water as needed for desired consistency. Top with optional toppings like unsweetened shredded coconut, pecans, fresh chopped banana, etc.

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  1. Andrea Schulle says

    Thank you for including our Purple Haze smoothie in your round up!


  1. […] Purple Haze Smoothie (Bowl) by Alison Schaff, registered dietitian and owner of Prep Dish. This gorgeous, purple hued, dairy free bowl gets a protein kick from chia seeds. Top it with a tablespoon of nuts or nut butter for an added protein boost. […]

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