Witch’s Brew Smoothie

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When I saw the new spooky drink at Starbucks, I knew I had to make a fun and healthier version at home. This purple smoothie is swirled with a green-hued chia pudding, to replicate the “bat warts and lizard scales” found in the original.

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This drink isn’t only fun, it’s tasty! I’ve heard that the Starbucks version tastes like an orange creamsicle, so I added a little orange juice to this smoothie to mimic that flavor, but it’s also loaded with antioxidant-rich blueberries and frozen banana to replicate the bold purple color.

The addition of chia seeds make this shake look more “spooky,” like the Starbucks drink, and they also make this smoothie more filling. I added a touch of matcha powder to give it a subtle shade of green.

matcha chia pudding

Layer the smoothie with spoonfuls of this easy chia pudding for a fun and spooky look. And if you want a real “copycat” smoothie, add a little whipped cream and extra matcha powder on top.

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Witch's Brew Smoothie

This copycat looks like the spooky drink from Starbucks, but it's a healthy smoothie made with frozen blueberries, banana, and chia seeds.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween, smoothie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 168kcal


Matcha Chia Pudding

Purple Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water , or almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

Optional Toppings

  • whipped cream
  • extra matcha powder


Make the Chia Pudding:

  • Combine the chia seeds, milk, matcha powder, and maple syrup in a bowl and use a whisk to mix thoroughly. Place the bowl in the fridge to allow the chia pudding to thicken.

Make the Purple Smoothie:

  • Combine the orange juice, water, banana, blueberries, and pineapple in a blender and blend until smooth. Add extra water if needed to facilitate blending.

Assemble the Witch's Brew Smoothie:

  • Pour a little bit of the purple smoothie into the bottom of a glass, then add a few spoonfuls of the chia pudding around the sides so that you'll see the "bat warts and lizard scales" peek through for serving. Continue layering the smoothie and chia pudding until the glass is full. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of extra matcha powder to complete the look.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 59.4mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Per Serving: Calories: 168, Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 3g

Recipe Notes:

  • Use coconut whipped cream for a dairy-free topping.
  • If you don’t have matcha powder on hand, you can omit it! It doesn’t do much flavor-wise, so it’s just for looks. Spirulina would have a similar color effect, but I do think you can taste the “seaweed” flavor if you use too much.

Reader Feedback: Do you like making fun copycat recipes like this for holidays? I think my kids are going to love it!

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I can’t wait to make this, and the flourless blondies. Looks yum. Yes, i would always rather make a healthier less expensive copycat recipe anyday


I’m excited to try this fun smoothie recipe!


Can’t wait to try. Your blog is an inspiration:.)


Could you use a couple drops of chlorophyll as a substitute for the matcha powder?


I have found my chia seeds don’t gel in milk. Have you ever experienced this? (Not in orange juice, either 🙂

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