Purple Power Detox Smoothie

Purple Power Detox Smoothie placed on a wooden board

This Purple Power Detox Smoothie is super healthy and easy to prepare. It doesn’t take longer than 5 minutes to make and is packed with vitamins and nutrients. A nutritious purple smoothie, that tastes beyond delicious packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients.

I love having smoothies for breakfast. It’s such an easy way to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies in. Smoothies are quick, easy and most importantly highly nutritious! Incorporating smoothies into your life or even into your daily routine is a great way to help you kick-start your day the right way!

Tips for making the Best Purple Power Detox Smoothie

  • Use frozen bananas instead of fresh ones: This is a huge one for me. Adding frozen bananas will help to achieve a thicker consistency. Also, freezing overripe bananas is a great way to prevent produce from going to waste before you can make use out of it.
  • Add a source of protein or healthy fat: In my smoothie recipes, I try to aim for balance. That means having a good source of carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein in my smoothie recipes. I love adding in avocado, nut butter or a scoop of vegan protein powder!
  • Find the right consistency: Nothing that I dislike more than not achieving the right consistency within my smoothies. I dislike smoothies that are too thick as well as smoothies that are too runny. The goal here is to find your preferred consistency and putting it into practice by adding just the right amount of liquid to it!

Ingredients you will need for this Purple Smoothie Recipe:

  • Bananas: Bananas contain many important nutrients like potassium, vitamin B and vitamin C. They also can improve your digestive health and moderate blood sugar levels. Also, they work great as a base in smoothies in general because they help to achieve this creamy consistency that you are looking for.
  • Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are highly nutritious and good for you. They are a great source of healthy fats as well as plant-based protein. In addition, they may protect your brain, boost your heart health and reduce inflammation.
  • Blueberries: Blueberries are full of antioxidants and also taste delicious! They are sweet, nutritious, wildly popular and often labeled as a superfood!
  • Vegan Protein Powder: I love adding vegan protein powder to all my smoothies because it helps to keep me fuller for longer and boost my smoothies by adding a good source of protein in there!
  • Non-dairy milk: You can use any non-dairy milk of your personal preference. I prefer using soy or oat milk for this recipe but this is totally up to you!

Other smoothie recipes you might enjoy

If you are looking for more smoothie recipes you might also enjoy some of my other recipes too:

Finally, if you make this Purple Power Detox Smoothie at home, make sure to tag me on Instagram @aboutannella! I love to see your recreations! For more inspiration you can follow my Pinterest Account.

Purple Power Detox Smoothie placed on a wooden table
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Purple Power Detox Smoothie

This Purple Power Detox Smoothie is super healthy and easy to prepare. It doesn't take longer than 5 minutes to make and is packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Course Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Healthy, Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 serving

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk

Instructions

  • Blend: Add the non-dairy milk to a high-speed blender, followed by the banana, hemp seeds, blueberries and vegan protein powder. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve: Serve in a glass and enjoy!

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte | Homemade + Healthy

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte with cinnamon sticks and little pumpkins on the side

This vegan pumpkin spice latte is easy to prepare and does taste absolutely delicious. If you are excited about pumpkin spice latte season, then this is the right recipe for you! I promise you this Starbucks copycat recipe just tastes like the real thing!

Ingredients you will need for this Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

For this pumpkin spice latte, you only need very few ingredients and ingredients that you already have in your pantry.

  • Pumpkin spice blend: This is gonna be the main ingredient of your homemade pumpkin spice latte. You can either make your own pumpkin pie spice blend or simply get your pumpkin pie spice here.
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup is a natural sweetener and a great way to avoid refined sugar. Plus, maple syrup does add a great aroma to this latte! I love using it in many recipes because it’s a great alternative to regular sugar and it also tastes delish!
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract is a great addition to this recipe. It provides a caramelly taste with a light floral component.
  • Espresso shot: What is a good pumpkin spice latte without an espresso shot? You can use your favorite coffee here!
  • Non-dairy milk: You can use any non-dairy milk of your personal preference here. I love using soy or oat milk but it’s totally up to you!

How to make Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Making pumpkin spice latte at home does not have to be difficult. Actually, it is pretty easy to prepare and doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to prepare. The best thing is that you can customize the flavor by adjusting the amount you add.

Personally, I like to use a bit of maple syrup and vanilla extract as well as a good amount of pumpkin pie spice. But the beautiful thing here is that you can mix it up and adjust everything to YOUR preference.

  1. Add the pumpkin spice blend as well as the maple syrup and vanilla extract to a mug.
  2. Add the espresso shot.
  3. Froth up some non-dairy milk and pour it on top of your pumpkin spice latte.

Literally, that’s it! Soooo easy right?

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte with cinnamon sticks and little pumpkins on the side

Other beverages you might enjoy:

If you liked this Homemade Lemonade Recipe you may enjoy some of my other recipes too:

Finally, if you make this Pumpkin Spice Latte at home, tag me on Instagram @aboutannella! I am happy to see your recreations! For more inspiration, you make sure to follow my Pinterest Account! Happy cooking!

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte with cinnamon sticks and little pumpkins on the side
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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you are excited about pumpkin spice latte season, this is the recipe for you! This vegan pumpkin spice latte tastes like the real thing!
Course Beverages
Cuisine American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the pumpkin spice blend as well as the maple syrup and vanilla extract to a mug. Whisk until incorporated and until there are no clumps from the pumpkin spice blend.
  • Using the same mug, add the espresso shot.
  • In the meanwhile, froth up some non-dairy milk. Add the frothed milk on top.
  • Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and enjoy!

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Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade with fresh lemon juice, mint and stevia.

This healthy Homemade Lemonade is ready in just about 5 minutes and tastes absolutely delicious.

If you are looking for a recipe for lemonade don’t worry I’ve got you sorted. Made with only four ingredients, this lemonade is super easy to make! And let’s be honest here, is there anything better than a fresh cooling glass of lemonade during the summer? I really don’t think so.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can take it with you when you are on the go. Fill it up in some reusable water bottles and bring some to school, work, or even to the beach!

This Homemade Lemonade is:

  • Fresh
  • Healthy
  • Perfect for hot summer days
  • Made out of simple ingredients
  • Easy to prepare
  • Vegan and vegetarian friendly

Ingredients you will need:

What is in Homemade Lemonade and which ingredients to use? This lemonade is made out of freshly squeezed lemons, mint leaves, stevia and of course water.

  • Lemons: Lemons are high in vitamin c, fiber and have multiple health benefits like for example supporting heart health and digestive health. They are known for their acidic and sour taste.
  • Mint leaves: Mint is a popular herb and a mouth freshener that can be used in multiple recipes. In addition, it is also known for its impressive health benefits. Mint might regulate digestion, boost memory or aid in breastfeeding.
  • Stevia: Stevia is a natural sweetener, that has been used since the 16th century. It is a non-nutritive sweetener and can be used used as an alternative to regular refined sugar. For this recipe, I prefer using stevia over regular white table sugar, but if you are not a big fan of stevia, feel free to use any sweetener of your personal preference!
  • Cold Water: If you want to make some lemonade, you will also need some water. Make sure that the water is ice cold if you want the lemonade to be extra refreshing.

Other beverages you might enjoy:

If you liked this Homemade Lemonade Recipe you may enjoy some of my other recipes too:

Finally, if you try this Homemade Lemonade out yourself, make sure to tag me on Instagram @aboutannella! I am happy to see your recreations! For more inspiration, you can follow my Pinterest Account.

Homemade Lemonade with fresh lemon juice, mint and stevia.
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Homemade Lemonade Recipe with Squeezed Lemons

This healthy Homemade Lemonade is made with only four ingredients, ready in just about 5 minutes and tastes absolutely delicious.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword homemade, lemonade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 minute
Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 lemon
  • 4 drops stevia
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves

Instructions

  • Juice both lemons into a large jar. Remove any seeds.
  • Next, add in 4 drops of stevia. Make sure that the stevia dissolves completely.
  • Add in the cold water.
  • Add in the mint leaves and a few additional lemon slices if desired.