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The Purple Smoothie

The Purple Smoothie

My kids absolutely adore smoothies. Frankly, so do I! They are easy to whip up, do not require cooking and I can pack in so many good things in each glass and the kids willingly drink it all up. And with so many summer fruits to choose from, the smoothie combinations are endless. A good friend of mine has a son who is a very picky eater and does not like to bother with eating. He just had his physical and the pediatrician stated that having 15% body fat wasn’t ideal for a growing tween boy. The mom has spent years trying to get her son to pack on the pounds with little success. Her latest addition to his diet is for him enjoy an afternoon snack of a high protein smoothie.

If you have tried protein powders, you know they come in all flavors and protein types, soy, whey, egg. Honestly, it’s hard to find one that doesn’t leave some sort of after taste and they cost quite a bit of money for a family-sized can. That’s why I like using eggs in my smoothie – to be specific, pasteurized eggs from Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. There is no risk of getting salmonella poisoning and you get pure, unadulterated protein for your smoothie.

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I created this Purple Smoothie and the kids really sucked it all down. They know about the blueberries, cherries, banana and milk, but they don’t know about the egg and kale I snuck inside.

Slurp. Slurp. Yum. Yum.

The Purple Smoothie Popsicle

And because it’s summer, we always make extra smoothies to freeze and make smoothie pops. Add some granola on the bottom and you’ve got a fabulous breakfast on a popsicle stick. And we all know how much kids love to eat their foods on a stick! Plan ahead and make your smoothie the night before and pop them in the freezer. If you do not have popsicle molds, small disposable cups and plastic spoons work great!

Click here for the full recipe for The Purple Smoothie!

What are your favorite “secret” ingredients you put in your smoothies?


The Purple Smoothie Popsicle

Disclosure: As I am part of the Darling Dozen, I did receive a stipend from Safest Choice Eggs™ to develop a breakfast recipe using their product. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!

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24 Responses to The Purple Smoothie

  1. I am all about smoothies for breakfast during the summer. And this one is just gorgeous too!

    • Thank you Kiersten! We love smoothies for school mornings, too. So easy!

  2. Yum to the smoothie and those pops, what a creative breakfast idea!

  3. I’d like to know where to find some of those eggs – I have several old recipes I no longer make because they call for raw egg to be added and I’m no longer cooking/baking/blending with uncooked eggs. Thanks!

    • Liz, Sprouts was carrying Safest Choice Eggs. But I went last week and it wasn’t there in two stores. The manager never called me to tell me why. But check your local Sprouts.

  4. Oh what gorgeous purple smoothie, gotta show this my husband! He runs a gym and he personally has trouble gaining weight since ever. He has tried countless protein powders and they rarely work and he did try the egg variation in the drink which was usually a success. Did I mention that his favorite color is purple? Nice one Laura ;)

    • I hope he likes it! Isn’t it odd that some people just can’t gain weight and some of us gain weight just by reading food blogs???

  5. Eggs used to be standard fare in milkshakes and such – I’m talking years (decades!) ago, probably before WWII. And I agree they make a much tastier protein supplement than those protein powders! I really like the idea of the powders, but haven’t met one yet that I could stomach. But I could certainly stomach this smoothie! Love the color. Good stuff – thanks.

    • Yes, the younger generation is grossed out by the thought of eating a raw egg, but it is not a new concept. I’m personally fed up with overpriced and bad tasting protein powders.

  6. What a great idea to make smoothie pops, I have got to try it!

  7. As soon as it gets a bit warmer, I’m making smoothie popsicles!

  8. mr. & Mrs. P at #

    Love the purple color of this smoothie… We have the same glass.. =)

  9. smoothie looks so rich and creamy with all those berries in there….perfect summer sip but we wont mind having it all year round….popsicles are an amazing idea with that crunchy edge….delicious :-)

  10. Pretty in purple! I have never finished off a can of anything powdered, so adding a pasteurized egg is perfect. Love that you added crunch to the popsicles :)

  11. I was just admiring with my husband how gorgeous your purple smoothies and popsicles are! I haven’t been much of a smoothie person (call me lazy!) but I’d love to drink it up (I just need someone making for me… just kidding. I need to get healthier, seriously.

  12. Beautiful smoothies! I can see why your kids would be more than willing to slurp them down. I really like that you make extra to turn into “breakfast popsicles” :)

  13. I love the idea of freezing the extra smoothie into popsicles! They look amazing! I always sneak Kale into the kids smoothies to.. Can never tell the difference!

  14. Debbie Leonard at #

    Where did you get the beautiful glass for this smoothie?

    Thank you

    • Thank you Debbie! I found this glass at Marshall’s last summer. But I think I saw something similar at Cost Plus World Market.

    • Hi Debbie-

      I just found these same glasses on the One Kings Lane website: https://www.onekingslane.com/product/34956/939612

      I remembered your comment and thought you’d be interested in them!

      • Debbie at #

        Thanks for remembering that! Not sure if I want to spend 19$ for a glass right now but I will save and think about it.

        • I don’t get any commission, but just to clarify: it’s for a set of 6 glasses!

  15. Debbie at #

    Geez. I was in a hurry and didn’t see that part. Thank you!

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