Deep Purple Smoothie

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Deep Purple Smoothie

This drink is almost too pretty to sip. And even better, it sneaks in a serving of antioxidant-rich red cabbage, which adds to this smoothie’s stunning shade without making it taste too, well, cabbage-y. In this drink, it’s blended with tangy kefir, sweet-tart blueberries, and chia seeds, which supply ample amounts of fibre and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) plain kefir 

2 tsp (10 mL) maple syrup

1 cup (250 mL) chopped red cabbage

1 Tbsp (15 mL) chia seeds

1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp (1 mL + 0.5 mL) ginger powder 

1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) almond extract 

3/4 cup (180 mL) frozen blueberries

Directions

Into blender container, place all ingredients in the order listed. Blend until smooth.  If too thick, blend in additional kefir or water. Pour into a goblet glass and serve. 

Each serving contains: 326 calories; 15 g protein; 8 g total fat
(2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 51 g total carbohydrates (19 g sugars,
15 g fibre); 153 mg sodium >>

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