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!

 

 

 

Dark Pink Velvet Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

Serving Size: 250 ml

Ingredients

  • 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 (+)

Instructions

  1. Pour 150 ml of cold water into a high speed blender.
  2. Add cabbage, grapes, mango, avocado, orange, hemp hearts.
  3. Blend on a high setting for 10-30 seconds until smooth. Add more water as needed.
  4. Add ice if you wish and blend again
  5. Sip, enjoy, and know you’re giving your body some healthful nutrients.
http://www.simpleglutenfreekitchen.com/2017/03/dark-pink-velvet-smoothie.html

 

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17 Comments

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    tarnjit March 14, 2017 (7:03 am)

    Looks yummy!! Can’t wait to try it.

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices March 14, 2017 (7:56 am)

    Happy belated Holi! What a stunning color in this smoothie! We use red cabbage a lot and we love it. But never in a smoothie. It looks wonderful and really smooth 🙂

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    Claudia March 14, 2017 (7:56 am)

    I love the color of this smoothie and it sounds delicious! Thank God there are no beets in it.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes March 14, 2017 (11:05 am)

    I will drink this simply because of its gorgeous colour!

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    Shubha March 14, 2017 (11:10 am)

    The smoothie looks amazingly delicious.. belated Holi wishes to u and ur family:)

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    Monica March 14, 2017 (11:55 am)

    That looks beautiful! You are definitely tempting me because I definitely prefer this to green. : ) I hope you enjoyed celebrating Holi!

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    Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen March 14, 2017 (1:47 pm)

    Gosh what an amazing colour this smoothie! It really is inviting, beautiful and delicious!

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    Juliana March 14, 2017 (5:29 pm)

    Blavinder, I have never ever added purple cabbage into a smoothie…thanks for the inspiration…it sure looks pretty and so healthy!
    I hope you are having a nice week 🙂

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    Dolly March 14, 2017 (8:53 pm)

    This is so unusual and should be totally delicious!

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    Adina March 14, 2017 (11:18 pm)

    Beautiful color. I have never seen a smoothie made with cabbage before, it sounds really interesting, I should try it!

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    Monika March 15, 2017 (11:54 pm)

    Cabbage is popular this week:) Your smoothie looks beautiful and I am sure is delicious. Super healthy too:)

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    Midge March 16, 2017 (2:38 am)

    I’ve never thought of putting cabbage in a smoothie – we eat so much purple cabbage as its a Peachick favourite!

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    ZazaCook March 16, 2017 (3:52 am)

    Such a fabulous smoothie, Balvinder! Love the color:)

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    marcie March 16, 2017 (1:29 pm)

    This is one healthy smoothie, and you just can’t beat that color! So pretty!

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    puja March 17, 2017 (1:36 am)

    Happy belated Holi Balvinder. Have a lovely weekend!

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins March 17, 2017 (2:38 am)

    Oooh I have never thought of adding red cabbage to a smoothie, it adds a stunning colour! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    Blackswan March 27, 2017 (4:55 am)

    I love smoothie too, & it’s PINK! xoxo