Let’s talk about how troubling it is that purple cabbage is technically called red cabbage. Same with purple, I mean “red,” onion.
This has haunted me since I was a small child.
There. I talked about it and I’m better now.
So this very purple smoothie is very good for you and you would never ever know that there is a full cup of shredded red-purple cabbage in there.
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, you know. That means it’s anti-cancer. We need to be eating a lot of it. All of us.
But no one usually wants to eat large amounts of raw red-purple cabbage. I mean some do. Raw vegans and those types. I can deal with it in my salads. But normal everyday types like me are not going to eat a ton of this raw, which is the very best way to eat most veggies, so that’s where the smoothie comes in really handy. Especially when you’re trying to get some raw veggies down your child’s throat.
This tastes wonderful. Not at all like cabbage, but like a sweet berry smoothie. Oh. And those blueberries are mighty healthy for you too. And the chia seeds will give you a boost of energy. Win-win.
–Use as much or as little ice as you want to get the consistency you want. I use very little because I usually use frozen bananas.
–I use half a banana, but use a whole one if you want it sweeter. You might want to do this for kids, just for an extra measuer to mask out cabbage flavor (which is almosy non-exisistent, by the way).
–If you have a cheap blender (like me 🙁 ), put your liquids in first and that will help it to all blend better.
–So every couple of weeks, I buy a head of purple cabbage and shred it. I put it in zip-lock bags in the fridge and throw it into my smoothies, juicer, and salads.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (organic, if possible)
- ½ to 1 whole medium banana (frozen is good , I used half)
- 1 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ to 1 cup ice
- Put all ingredients blender and blend until smooth, using as much ice as needed for desired consistency.
Note: I used 1/2 a banana in computing the nutritonal value.