„Purple Corn has a higher antioxidant capacity than blueberries, making it one of the most exciting new super foods of our time.“
With all the good stuff packed in this smoothie will get you through winter with it’s rich source of vitamin B1, Vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
I thought it is fun to make an ombre layered smoothie as the purple color was so pretty! I decided to layer with popped quinoa, but you can also add fresh fruits, nuts, rawnola, chocolate and more. Want to copy the jar that I made? See how to in the recipe below.
- 3 frozen bananas
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- ⅓ cup coconut milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp purple corn powder
- a handful of blueberries
- 2 tbsp popped quinoa
- 1 tsp Acai powder
- Place all the ingredients except for the purple corn powder, blueberries and acai powder in the blender and process until well combined.
- For the ombre layers, add gradually more purple corn powder. Just for the last two layers add the blueberries and then for the last the acai powder to make it extra colorful.
- Layer with popped quinoa and enjoy immediately.
Today’s post is sponsored by Terra Elements! Their superfoods are taking a „normal“ smoothie to the next level.
For this recipe, I used their purple corn powder, Acai powder and Bourbon Vanilla (Link) with this recipe and they were all three ON POINT.
Purple corn powder!?!?? Interesting! This smoothie looks delicious, and I love the Oreos crushed on top 🙂
xx Ellie // https://peanutbutterandle.wordpress.com
Life with Mailoha says
What exactly is „purple corn powder“? Also, what brand pop quinoa do you prefer? Thanks!
Purple corn extract is derived from purple corn, a plant that belongs to the same species as yellow table corn, but contains vividly-colored biologically active natural plant dyes. Native South Americans have been using the dyes, known as anthocyanins, to color food and drinks for centuries. Anthocyanins are flavonoids, a category of antioxidants being studied for their potential health benefits.
Purple Corn has a higher antioxidant capacity than blueberries with anti-inflamatory abilibities promoting tissue regeneration. Studies indicate Purple Corn may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, inhibit abnormal cell growth, promote collagen formation and improve circulation. This makes it an excellent option for Gluten-free nutrition baking. Use Purple Corn wherever you would use regular corn flour, corn meal, or as a substitute for other flours. It can be used in raw chocolates, breads, tortillas, pancackes, muffins and cakes.
For the popped quinoa I use this brand: https://www.dm.de/alnatura-quinoa-p4104420018389.html
Oh das klingt ja wirklich richtig spannend! Ich hatte bisher noch nie mit Purple Corn zu tun, aber die Farbe sieht schon mal echt einladend aus 🙂
Lena | http://www.healthylena.de
Hoi Lena! Ohh du musst das unbedingt ausprobieren es ist so vielfältig verwendbar!
Wow, das gseht efach nume mega hübsch us!
Mersi viumau Lisa!
good idea to use corn flour for a smoothie’s color