Recipe: Purple Power Protein Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

This smoothie bowl recipe is full of antioxidants, energizing nutrients and you guessed it, tummy-satisfying protein. Before you freak out over the beets…let me tell you they are responsible for the beautiful purple color but more importantly they are full of great nutrition and add a sweet mild taste.

Here is the low down:

  • Beets add the anti-inflammatory nutrient, betanin, to the mixture which means your tummy will feel happy and soothed afterwards.
  • The berries pack a punch of sweetness with natural sugar and fiber to leave you feeling energized and full.
  • The protein powder aids in muscle rebuilding, leaving you feeling powerful after a workout.

To make a smoothie into a “ bowl,” the key is thickness. So before you add extra almond milk, give it a chance to blend up. I love pouring it into a bowl because it feels like I’m eating something hearty. And of course, toppings make it interesting so get creative and have fun. Go ahead, plunge that spoon in to your protein-packed smoothie bowl and smile away knowing you treated your body right!

Yes, beets do come pre-sliced and frozen! But you can also take your left over beets, slice, and freeze.

Try these frozen beets in your next purple power protein smoothie bowl for a delicious healthy treat full of nutrients!

If you want more healthy smoothie recipes, check out our smoothie recipe category filled with delicious and creative smoothies that are super easy to make.


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    Total Time: 5 minutes

    Yield: 1 serving(s)


    • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
    • 1/2 cup frozen beets
    • 1 scoop protein powder of choice
    • 1 1/2 cups of ice
    • 1/2 cup almond milk
    • Toppings of choice (chia seeds, coconut flakes, bananas, nuts, etc)


    1. Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor.
    2. Pour smoothie into bowl.
    3. Place toppings of choice on top of smoothie bowl.

    Nutrition Information Per Serving

    Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl

    Calories: 220

    Protein: 22 gram(s)

    Fat: 3 gram(s)

    Carbohydrates: 25 gram(s)

    Fiber: 4 gram(s)

    Sugar: 17 gram(s)

    *Additional toppings not included in calorie count

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    on Reply

    Might be obvious but are the beets cooked or raw?

      on Reply

      We use pre-sliced, frozen beets which have been pre-cooked!

    on Reply

    My favorite berries recipes. Yummy, It looked delicious last night I made it and its taste was fabulous. Thanks to this amazing recipe.

    on Reply

    Hi Chris! What could I use instead of protein powder? Maybe use Greek yoghurt or Kvarg instead of almond milk? I am overseas (Sweden) now and finding a powder that I can stomach is impossible.

      on Reply

      Hi Georgia - yes, Greek yogurt is high in protein as well as peanut butter, coconut milk, flax seeds, chia seeds and other seeds/nuts. All of those work well in smoothies!

    on Reply

    Could you make this the night before and freeze it? take it out in the morning and thaw it?

    on Reply

    This sounds like a great idea but I'm not fond of the taste of beets. Will the berries overwhelm the beet taste so I won't notice them?

      on Reply

      Yes, but you may have to use a few more berries!

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