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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!

Purple smoothie in a glass with gummy worms and granola
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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 in 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!

Purple smoothie in a glass with gummy worms and granola

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 the sweeter they become. Here is one of my favorite banana bread recipes.

Ripened bananas on a table

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. Add in just a little bit of water so it doesn’t get too watered down, and that’s it. For more information on how to freeze bananas for smoothies, I wrote up a tutorial!

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.

Purple Smoothie in a glass with gummy worms and 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 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.

Did you make this recipe? If so, please leave a comment and rating below. I love hearing from you

Purple smoothie in a glass with gummy worms and granola

Purple People Eater Smoothie

4.17 from 6 votes
This spooky yet nutritious smoothie is perfect for Halloween.
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes


  • 2 medium to large apples
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups blueberries frozen
  • 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.

Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoothie, purple people eater, Halloween
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About Jeannie

I love to make simple yet delicious dinners. Time with my family is so important to me so I try to make quick and easy dinner recipes most of the time. I also love to bake and my family loves the job of being my taste testers!

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  1. Ellie says:

    5 stars
    This smoothie looks like a fun healthy treat! Love the worms!

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Thank you Ellie! It is nice to have something healthy for kids during Halloween!


  2. Kathryn says:

    4 stars
    I added some gummy eye ball candy to this to make it a little more spookier. It has becomes a new favorite Halloween treat.

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Sounds fun! Love that you have it as one of your favorites!