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Raspberry-Red Cabbage Smoothie

With their stunningly high content of ellagic acids, fiber, and the sharp-sweet flavor that puts us in mind of late fall picking from sun-warmed berry canes, raspberries are the star of this smoothie. We like to stock up on these bright berries when they are on sale, and then store them in an airtight container in the freezer for future smoothie making, baking, or even oatmeal {insert link here if Leslie has an oatmeal recipe…which I think she does?}. The noteworthy amounts of anthocyanins, an important antioxidant, is responsible for the bright color of these berries as well as providing the countless health benefits for immune health and and lowering inflammatory cytokines (which is science-speak for: supports the body’s fight against inflammation, and therefore can help to decrease chronic pain symptoms).    

A great way to sneak some cruciferous veggies into a smoothie, and to amp up the gorgeous hue in your glass, you’re unlikely to taste the cabbage! This recipe is low Glycemic by design. The gelatin from the collagen creates a whippy, creamy texture, and when you add up all the protein from the whey powder and richness from the cashews you may find a sweet moment of perfect smoothie bliss.  

  • Author: Leslie Myers
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Cuisine: Smoothie

Ingredients

1 Cup frozen Raspberries
1-2 Scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein (I use Tera’s organic Vanilla Whey Powder)
8 drops liquid Stevia
¼ of a frozen Banana
1 Scoop Collagen Powder
1 small wedge of Red Cabbage OR ¾ cup of shredded Cabbage
1/2 Cup Water and 2 Tbsp Cashews or ½ Cup non dairy, unsweetened milk

Instructions

First, add the cashews and water in to the blender and puree until there are no solid cashew pieces. Next, measure all ingredients directly into the blender. Finally, puree until smooth.

PRO-TIP: In order to achieve the most smoooooooooth texture we suggest you use a high-speed blender, even a food processor will work! Certainly the blender you inherited from Aunt Debbie will do the job, however you may have to blend for a much longer time in order to fully incorporate the solid ingredients with the liquid ones.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 17.4g
  • Sodium: 51mg
  • Fat: 2.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.1g
  • Fiber: 6.4g
  • Protein: 17.6g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg