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Tropical Red Cabbage Smoothie Recipe – Gut Healthy Smoothie

 

Tropical Red Cabbage Smoothie

Tropical Red Cabbage Smoothie

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Instead of throwing out your red cabbage or not using all of it let me show you another way to enjoy it.

Have you ever used red cabbage in your smoothies?  I promise you this tropical smoothie is so delicious!  😋  Don’t let the thought of cabbage in your smoothie fool you before you try it.

Red/Purple cabbage has so many benefits. Here are just a few:

✔️Boost the immune system – Vitamin C component of red cabbage helps to boost your immune system.

✔️Fights inflammation and arthritis – Phytonutrients fight inflammation which in turn combats arthritis

✔️Aids healthy bones & fights against osteoporosis – Vitamin K helps maintain calcium which reduces risks of osteoporosis

✔️ Combats chronic illness – Anthocyanins possess antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-obesity effects, as well as prevention of cardiovascular diseases

✔️ Promotes Healthy Gut – It’s full of gut-friendly insoluble fiber, a type of carbohydrate that can’t be broken down in the intestines. Insoluble fiber helps keep the digestive system healthy by adding bulk to stools and promoting regular bowel movements.  It’s rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  Plus it aids in weight loss and helps you to feel full longer.

Here’s the recipe in order:

1 cup Coconut Water 

1/2 cup Passion Fruit Juice (You may substitute with Orange Juice) 

1/2 cup Berry Flavored Aloe Vera Juice 

1 Whole Banana

1 handful of Red Cabbage

1.5 cups of Frozen Tropical Fruit Mix  (Strawberries, pineapple, peaches, mango)

1 tblsp. ground flaxseed or fiber supplement of your choice

1 cup ice

Ginger (to taste)

Sweetener of your choice.

*I personally don’t add sweetener because the passion fruit juice, banana, and pineapple add enough sweetness for my taste.

Blend & enjoy!

 

As you can probably tell from my reel in the link (at the top of this post), this smoothie recipe will help your digestive system. It’s rich in fiber with the added benefit of aloe vera juice to get things moving.

 

Here are some benefits of each ingredient:

Coconut Water:

Hydration – helps to regulate your pH, great for skin health, and digestion.

 

Passion Fruit Juice:

Passion fruit is highly rich in Vitamin C, beta-cryptoxanthin, and alpha-carotene that boosts your immunity. It also has iron which increases hemoglobin in our red blood cells. The rich content of riboflavin (Vitamin B6) and niacin (Vitamin B3) in passion fruit helps in regulating the thyroid activity in our body.

 

Aloe Vera Juice:

Alkalinity, hydration, keeps your liver healthy, increases the water content in your intestines, helps normalize the healthy bacteria in your gut, aids in reducing constipation.

Banana: 

Provides about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs, a great source for vitamin C, Manganese in bananas is good for your skin, a good source of potassium which helps your body maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure, provides about 10-12% of your daily fiber needs, and help with energy.

Red Cabbage: 

Boosts the immune system, fights inflammation, and arthritis.   It also aids healthy bones & fights against osteoporosis, combats chronic illnesses, promotes a healthy gut, an excellent source of fiber.

Frozen Tropical Fruit Mix  (Strawberries, pineapple, peaches, mango): 

Excellent sources of vitamin C, they help prevent medical conditions including cancer, a great source for antioxidants, plus helps to boost the immune system.

Ground Flaxseeds: 

Flaxseeds Have High Omega-3 Fats Content, flaxseeds may prevent certain cancers that affect women, contains a lot of fiber (both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber) which help to prevent and/or relieve constipation, help reduce feelings of hunger, contains a lot of plant-based protein, contains B vitamins that help maintain healthy skin and healthy hair, and so much more.

Ginger:

Helps to slow cancer, eases nausea, decreases blood sugar levels, reduces pain, combats infections, boosts immune system, combats indigestion and nausea, lowers cholesterol, can slow the decline in brain function, improves digestion, and so much more!

 

Comment below and share with friends who would take the challenge of trying this smoothie recipe with you!

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