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PURPLE LOVE ~ ACAI RED CABBAGE CANCER FIGHTING SMOOTHIE

This Red Cabbage Acai Cancer Fighting smoothie is a personal favorite of Blender Babes AND all of our friends.

Like the popular cabbage patch kid from the 80s, this smoothie is MADE for kids!

It’s a perfect (and TASTELESS) way to sneak in a really powerful ingredient that many children AND adults DO NOT eat enough of – cabbage!

Cabbage is the 3rd BEST FOOD for helping to prevent cancer.  Dr. Weil thinks there’s no limit to how much we can eat cabbage.

This cancer fighting, super nutritious smoothie is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or as a pre and post workout smoothie, and made easily in a high powered blender.

The slightly bitter flavor of purple/red cabbage is masked perfectly by antioxidant rich acai juice (we LOVE the Sambazon brand) & banana.

We used strawberries (stems on!) in our recipe, but feel free to replace with any berry in the fridge or freezer.

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Same goes for yogurt.  We love blueberry yogurt with it, but strawberry and mixed berry are just as good.

For a dairy free smoothie, try soy or coconut yogurt or for a high protein boost, use a milk substitute such as almond milk or coconut milk with a scoop of plant based protein powder.

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Acai Smoothie Cabbage Purple Love

Purple Love RED Cabbage ACAI Cancer Fighting Smoothie

Blender Babes
4.56 from 18 votes
Course Smoothie
Servings 28 oz/3.5 cups
Calories 167.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces acai juice
  • One 6-ounce container of unsweetened berry yogurt non fat or vegan*
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage
  • 1 banana
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients in order listed and blend
  • For Blendtec: Press SMOOTHIE button
  • For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run until smooth.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Notes

*Use coconut or soy yogurt for a dairy free/vegan smoothie 🙂
Nutrition analysis based on using non-fat blueberry yogurt.

Nutrition

Serving: 16gCalories: 167.5kcalCarbohydrates: 37.3gProtein: 3.8gFat: 1.3gSodium: 63mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24.7g
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF CABBAGE & ACAI

Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family, which is also populated by broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, and other vegetables whose leaves grow at right angles to each other, forming a cross (crucifer).

It is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, enjoyed by the ancient Romans both as food and as a medicine to treat wounds, colic, and to prevent plague.

There are more than 400 varieties, which although differ somewhat in nutritional value, they all provide healthy levels of vitamin C and various phytonutrients, including flavonoids, indoles, and sulforaphone.

The indoles in cabbage may help prevent breast cancer, and sulforaphane and incolde-3-carbinol have been shown to help the liver rid itself of toxins and to prevent cancer.

Acai has more antioxidants than any other fruit and it is one of the only berries that has naturally occuring Omega fatty acids in high doses. Acai direct from the Amazon has numerous health benefits, especially when it is included in your normal routine.

Acai berries can be used to make health drinks and energy drinks which are the most enjoyable way to consume the berries.

You can also mix pure acai juice puree or concentrate with any of your favorite berry juice for a treat that is equally enjoyable.

Not only does it improve your mental clarity, but similar to the energy you receive from caffeine; mixing guarana with acai fruit gives you energy.

Many conditions are being treated and helped by using acai berries. This super food contains high levels of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and prevent premature aging and also acai berries provide high levels of nutritional benefits.

In addition to lowering cholesterol levels Acai berry juice also helps fight heart and vascular diseases because of the antioxidants found in it.

Acai fruit helps improve sexual function, digestion and can cleanse and detoxify your body in addition to fighting diseases.

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Acai Smoothie Cabbage Purple Love

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Tarashaun Hausner is the Founder and CEO of Blender Babes, an innovative multimedia company striving to help people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. A former roadshow representative for a leading blender company, Tarashaun founded Blender Babes in 2012 after discovering how instrumental a high-powered blender was in getting her personal health back on track. Physically and emotionally transformed from her journey back to health, Tarashaun vowed to help others find wellness. She is committed to thoroughly test and review the best blenders and healthy lifestyle products on the market to help her community make the best choices for themselves and family. Tarashaun offers several free resources to help people use their blender to get healthy including a 7 Day Superfood Smoothie Challenge. Blender Babes has also negotiated special deals and offers for products they love most.

26 thoughts on “Purple Love ACAI and Red Cabbage Cancer Fighting Smoothie”

  1. 5 stars
    I tried this and really liked it. I’m having trouble with arthritis so I’m hoping this will help 🙂

  2. Liked it a lot but too sweet for me. I see Acai has 23 gr of sugar! Is it worth the antixidents for sll the sugar? And I used plain greek yogurt rather than flavored. Also, I heard that full fat dairy is healthier than non fat.

  3. 5 stars
    Never tried cabbage in my smoothies before but I will definitely use it now! Was so good my family made me make extras!

  4. 5 stars
    This is refreshing, and amazingly filling. I love that you can see such a pretty color without a strange cabbage taste! This one was also a hit with my kids, a 2 and 3 year old!

  5. Cindy Brenner

    4 stars
    Didn’t have the Acai Juice so used Acai Powder in Coconut Water. Really Good. But lots of left over cabbage.

    1. Blender Babes

      You can make your favorite smoothie on Tuesday’s rest day, and use up more of that cabbage! You can also try adding a handful to any smoothie for extra punch. 🙂 Or try making 1 jar of raw sauerkraut! HAPPY BLENDING!

    1. Blender Babes

      Try adding more liquid and/or running it longer Amanda. I’ve made it the way you’re describing and it just needed a little help – it should be super smooth. 🙂

  6. 4 stars
    I typically don’t like to have added sugar like in the yogurt but this smoothie was not super sweet so I think it gave it what it needed. My 3.5 y.o. Loved it! I used a sambazon smoothie pack and black cherry yogurt as modifications

  7. Heather Wilson

    3 stars
    This is not my favorite, but not the worst smoothie I have ever had either. I really liked the Acai flavor, and thought it worked well and covered up the real cabbagy flavor. However, I don’t think I put it in the blender for long enough. The texture was a bit off for me.

    1. Blender Babes

      We once made this recipe with too much cabbage and had the same result. In this case, less is more! 🙂 Just a little bit goes a long way and the red cabbage is a better cancer fighter than green. 🙂 xoxo

  8. 4 stars
    I used blueberry Greek yogurt and added a small handful each of spinach and kale just because I love greens!

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