That that warmer weather is arriving we want our green smoothies every day now! Are you a green smoothie fan?
If you are anything like many of my friends and family, it’s the colour that they often find off-putting before they’ve even tasted them! The definition of a green smoothie is generally one that contains lots of veggies along with the fruit- so why not use non-green varieties! Beets are an obvious option but here I gave red cabbage a try and it was surprisingly delicious combined with apple. I also added a spoonful of acai berry powder for an extra boost of rich colour and a nutritional hit!
I made a double batch and kept a portion in the fridge for the following day. I actually found this one to taste even better than the first day- but maybe that was my imagination! If you give this smoothie a go, by all means change the ratios up a little if you are hesitant about the flavour strength of the cabbage. I also add the avocado stone in my smoothies (not the peel- I tried once but won’t be repeating that- very gritty texture!) The stone is packed full of nutrients and I don’t notice any bitter taste. I would only advise doing this only if you have a powerful blender though!
Apple, Cabbage and Acai Smoothie
1/2 cup (60g) sliced raw red cabbage
1 large apple
1 small avocado (approx. 110g)
Juice of 1 lime (approx 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon (15g) acai powder
1 1/2 – 2 cups (350-450g) water
optional- hemp seeds on top to garnish
Blend all ingredients together until very smooth. Chill before serving.
Note: if you decide to blend the avocado stone in too, it would be worth chopping this in half or quarters to make it easier on your blender blades!
Will you be giving this smoothie a try?
What is your favourite go-to smoothie blend? Feel free to share with us in the comments.
Nutrition per serving: (based on 1/3 of the recipe using 2 cups water without hemp seeds)
Calories: 211, Carbs: 18.8g, Fiber: 6.6g, Net Carbs: 12.2g, Protein, 1.6g, Fat: 15.7g