Looking for something healthy to serve your family this Halloween? This Purple People Eater Smoothie recipe is a healthy choice and fun for your kids as well!
It is almost Halloween…are you ready? I am not ready yet. My daughter is unsure about her costume (whether to be something scary or a pretty Disney princess!) while I am trying my best to not buy the bags of Halloween candy too soon. Because you know what happens, right?! We eat way too much of it and end up buying more Halloween candy for the trick or treaters!
One thing I also want to make sure we do is to eat some healthy foods along with all the Halloween treats that will be around. I believe everything in moderation. A healthy balance is my thinking. So I like to also add in smoothies to make sure we are eating well too.
Why make a smoothie? Smoothies are a great way to get your servings of fruits and vegetables in for the day! I try to make a couple of different smoothies a week for my family. With Halloween coming up, I wanted to add a little fun to this smoothie so I just added some gummy worms to the smoothie. That made it look spooktacular!
This smoothie is very kid friendly as it uses fruits that most kids love…apples, bananas and blueberries. My kids are pretty good with eating their fruit, but when making a smoothie you can add in several fruits at a time which is nice.
I like to use the riper bananas when baking and also in my smoothies. So don’t throw them out…they are great for smoothies and baking! The riper they are they sweeter they become. Here is one of my favorite banana bread recipes.
Smoothies are so easy to make as well which makes it mom friendly too (if that is such a thing…I’m not sure). This one is just two apples, two bananas and some blueberries thrown in your blender. Adding in just a little bit of water so it doesn’t get too watered down and that’s it.
Sometimes we like to add a little granola to our smoothies because it adds a little crunch but that is up to you if you want to add that in. I like using Bob’s Red Mill granola.
Of course adding in the gummy worms gives it a great Halloween look. I think sometimes if food looks fun, kids are even more likely to eat it.
When I first made this smoothie, it turned out to be a beautiful purple color. As a result, I started thinking of that Halloween song, “Purple People Eater”. That song is one of those songs that you just can’t stop singing once you hear it!
If you are looking for a Halloween appetizer or side dish to make, check out my Witch Hat Calzones. That has become a traditional recipe I make for my family on Halloween.
If it is a dessert you are looking for, you might like my Peanut Butter Spider Cookies or the Halloween Dirt Cake. If you are short on time but still want to make a something special for Halloween, maybe try the Halloween Dirt Cake. You can whip that up pretty quick and it is always a hit with the kids.
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Purple People Eater Smoothie
This spooky yet nutritious smoothie is perfect for Halloween.
- 2 medium to large apples
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 2/3 cups water
- gummy worms
- granola, optional
Slice up the apples into medium sized pieces and place in your blender. Add in the bananas, blueberries and water.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into individual glasses.
Add the gummy worms.
Sprinkle some granola over the smoothie, optional.
This recipe makes about 4 cups.