Dark Pink Velvet Smoothie
Yesterday was Holi, the Indian festival of colors. I saw a lot of yummy foods and drinks posted on various blogs last week, but for some reason I thought this dark pink velvet smoothie was apt to begin the celebrations. Besides, I haven’t shared a green smoothie recipe for a long time, especially considering how often I make them. This recipe is an attempt to make a green smoothie more appealing to those who DO NOT like the idea of drinking ‘GREENS’. This smoothie has red cabbage as the main ingredient. Aside from the fact that it is simply delicious, and is chock full of nutrients, it is the smoothest smoothie you could ever imagine!
Red cabbage also known as purple cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that often gets ignored. But it is so good for you. In Ayurveda, cabbage is viewed as a blood purifier and, it contains anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant commonly found in blue, purple, and red plants. It is an abundant source of vitamin C. You must be surprised to know that it is actually richer in Vitamin C than oranges. In addition to this red cabbage is also very rich in other vitamins and minerals and insoluble fiber, which helps to prevent constipation and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
I love to make this smoothie when I feel I need a little extra boost of antioxidants, or a high fiber drink. This recipe is dairy free and gets its creaminess from mango and avocado. I add mango in nearly every smoothie because I love it so much. Alongside mango, I included hemp hearts, and grapes to amp the nutritional value of this smoothie. You can add, oatmeal, nut or seed butter or whatever you fancy to make it more filling for meal replacement but I rather drink my smoothies for snack or with breakfast than for breakfast.
Enjoy and belated Happy Holi to my readers who celebrated!
- 2 heaped cups cabbage, chopped
- 1 Mango, diced
- 1 navel orange, peeled and quartered
- 2 1/4 cup grapes
- 1/2 avocado. diced
- 2 tbsp. hulled hemp hearts
- 150 ml tap water (+)
- Pour 150 ml of cold water into a high speed blender.
- Add cabbage, grapes, mango, avocado, orange, hemp hearts.
- Blend on a high setting for 10-30 seconds until smooth. Add more water as needed.
- Add ice if you wish and blend again
- Sip, enjoy, and know you’re giving your body some healthful nutrients.
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