This purple smoothie is so cute. I have never been a big fan of red cabbage specially because I do not like the smell of cooked read cabbage and the pale color is not really attractive. But since I tried to use red cabbage raw in a smoothie I just love drinking it. It is a very simple smoothie made with 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup of grated red cabbage and 1/2 cup of water. I made this smoothie few times now and even my baby girl drink it. You can also make this purple smoothie with coconut water or almond milk instead of water. If it is the cabbage that make you doubt really do not ! Give it a try and you will be amazed by how it sweet, fresh and make you feel energised. I tested this smoothie with all the options above and all were delicious. The good think is that blueberries are low in natural sugar – only 10 g of fructose per 100 g- and their glycemic load is very low which does not impact your blood sugar.
Blueberries reduce type 2 diabetes
Blueberries are also the food with the highest level of antioxydants which helps protect our cells from damage. A bristish study even shown that eating blueberries – as apples and grapes – reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. This could be due to the presence of a high level of anthocyanins which have been shown to enhance glucose uptake in mice.
Red cabbage a vitamin C booster
Red cabbage is also the perfect vegetable to boost your breakfast as it contains 95% of vitamins C – about 57 mg per 100 g. It is more than orange which contains only 89% of vitamins C.
- 1/2 cup red cabbage, grated
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup water or coconut water or nuts milk
- Pour all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend for 1 minutes or until smooth and thick.
- Drink straight away.
- If too thick add a bit more of water until you get the desired consistency.