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Purple Snack Shakes!

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Packed with nourishing and delicious ingredients (as well as one surprising one!), these vegan Purple Snack Shakes are the perfect sweet snack for any time of the day.

Purple Snack Shake in a glass with a purple straw

Note: The shade of purple will vary depending on which berries you decide to use!

After years of experimenting with all sorts of snack shake recipes (as opposed to dessert type ones), I have finally settled on one that is good enough to make regularly not only for myself, but for Jeff and my twin boys, as well! Honestly they can’t get enough of these berry-licious drinks.

Jack and James enjoying Purple Snack Shakes in their high chairs

Jack enjoying a Purple Snack Shakes in his high chair

Here’s a little tip: the shake will taste even better to your kid if you put a fun sticker on the lid of the cup! True story.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • This shake recipe is super delicious and easy to make.
  • These shakes are satisfying and always hold me over until my next meal.
  • This recipe contains ingredients that are great for the body and even better for the soul (because as everyone knows, souls like berries.)
  • This is the perfect snack for someone who isn’t crazy about vegetables but would like to try and consume more of them, as there is frozen spinach blended in. What’s super awesome, though, is you would absolutely never know it!  This shake is loaded with berry goodness, which completely takes charge of the flavor.
  • The color of these shakes is so beautiful and enticing. (Fun fact: did you know Jeff and I share the same color? And guess what it is…. PURPLE!)

Why is it called a “Snack Shake”?

  • Snack shakes are healthy enough to enjoy every day and any time of day, all while knocking out that sweet tooth!

Looking for other vegan shake recipes? Then you have to try my:

How to Make Purple Snack Shakes:

1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender in the order they are listed.  Blend on high until smooth.  That’s it!

I hope you love this shake as much as we do!

Purple Snack Shake in a mason jar with a straw on a plate with blueberries

Top Tips for Making Purple Snack Shakes:

  • These shakes can be made ahead of time, but are best if kept cold and consumed within 3 days.
  • Make sure your canned beans have no salt added – this is very important!
  • I like using frozen mixed berries in this recipe, but you can use solely blueberries, if you like. Keep in mind your shake might turn out more blue than purple in this case.
  • If you’re new to using apple cider vinegar, just use 1 Tb. in your shakes, otherwise the flavor may seem overpowering. Or, simply use lemon juice instead.
  • To make your shakes a little bit sweeter, you can add one or two more pitted dates.

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance. 

Vegan Purple Snack Shakes

Purple Snack Shakes

Packed with nourishing and delicious ingredients (as well as one surprising one!), these vegan Purple Snack Shakes are the perfect sweet snack for any time of the day. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Shakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 18 oz. shakes or four 9 oz. shakes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c. non-dairy milk (592 ml)
  • 1/2 c. canned no-salt-added white beans (cannellini and navy beans work well) drained and rinsed
  • 3 dates pitted and roughly chopped
  • 2 - 2 1/2 c. fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 1 c. frozen spinach
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (15 ml - 30 ml)

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender in the order they are listed.  Blend on high until smooth.

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Notes

  • These shakes can be made ahead of time, but are best if kept cold and consumed within 3 days.
  • Make sure your canned beans have no salt added - this is very important!
  • I like using frozen mixed berries in this recipe, but you can use solely blueberries, if you like. Keep in mind your shake might turn out more blue than purple in this case.
  • If you're new to using apple cider vinegar, just use 1 Tb. in your shakes, otherwise the flavor may seem overpowering. Or, simply use lemon juice instead.
  • To make your shakes a little bit sweeter, you can add one or two more pitted dates.
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Candace Olson

Audrey, you are a food genius! And I have the add, you can call this PEANUT’S favorite purple Snack shake!
You are such an inspiration as a wife, mother and nutrition expert! Love your recipes and shares. Blessings to you and your beautiful family

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you for the wonderfully kind words, Candace!! They inspires me to share more and more on this site. All the best to you!!

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AnnaConnie

when i saw “purple” i thought of peanut. lol . Can’t wait to try it

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Audrey Dunham

Ha! How can you not think of Peanut when you hear purple?!

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