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Red Cabbage Smoothie Recipe

Are you guys brave foodies? Me, not so much. But sometimes I have my moments. Hello everyone, this is Jewels again from Liz & Jewels with another episode for Food in Motion. Here in New York, I see people on the streets all the time with smoothies in unexpected colors – mostly green. So they must be putting things in there that go beyond berries and bananas. Word on the healthy street is that it’s kale and spinach. I did not grow up putting vegetable in my smoothie, but I am willing to give it a try!


So for this culinary experiment I’ve mixed red cabbage, cucumber, pear, pear juice, mint, and for optional seasoning I’ve added lime. As I was making this I kept thinking, “This will NOT be good. Colorful. Photogenic. YES. But not good (to taste). Why am I doing this.” I had a childish “gross-face” on when I finally tried it. But luckily my narrow-minded taste buds were happily surprised because this smoothie actually tastes AMAZING. I promise you: it is sweet, refreshing, minty – basically everything you expect from a smoothie!

This time I was having a little fun making the video by trying out stop motion for the very first time! Yay! Another first!!


And for those who still need a recipe after watching, here we go:

A large handful of chopped up red cabbage
1/3 of a cucumber, sliced
1/2 a pear, sliced
1 cup of pear juice
a few mint leaves
lime for decoration
ice cubes

Throw everything in the mixer. Add some ice cubes. Be creative with the decoration. Enjoy! – Julia

(Video and text: Julia Cawley)

Posted by decor8 in Recipes on July 21, 2014

Your comments...

  1. Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog commented
    July 21st, 2014 at 3:08pm

    I admit, I’d probably have the same look on my face trying this, but it is very pretty!! :) I’ve been wanting to make some different (healthy) smoothies – so I’ll save this to try! Thanks!
    Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog´s last blog post ..July Julep Maven Box

  2. Yuko Jones | northfield gate commented
    July 21st, 2014 at 3:10pm

    I was watching Curious George (tv show) the other day (i have two little boys), and in the show, George was adding cabbage and other vegetables in to mix his own juice. I must try this with the boys – they will be thrilled! And I grew up those “green” smoothies or juice, so I’m sure I’ll love the taste! Thank you for sharing the fun recipe! xx
    Yuko Jones | northfield gate´s last blog post ..DIY | Bubble Art

  3. Parth commented
    July 21st, 2014 at 8:41pm

    Ahaa Nice recipee
    I tried though it didnt occured well
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  4. Daniela commented
    July 21st, 2014 at 9:30pm

    Love the video!

    I was surprised with the taste of cabbage, too – but now I put it into my smoothie when I feel like “extra healthy”! ;-)

    Greetings from Germany


  5. Emily commented
    July 21st, 2014 at 9:55pm

    Ooh, I’d never have thought of this combination but it looks so delicious! I love the video too!


  6. Sylvie commented
    July 21st, 2014 at 11:20pm

    I will definitely try it! Love the video and music!!

  7. Madelein - mother to six wonderful kids commented
    July 22nd, 2014 at 7:47am

    Absolutely fantastic colours! :-)
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  8. Aga @ Passion shake commented
    July 22nd, 2014 at 10:01am

    I don’t know if I’m brave enough for this smoothie but I absolutely love the colors and the video. Amazing ;)
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  9. JP commented
    July 23rd, 2014 at 10:41pm

    Love the video – what tools/software did you use to make it? We’ve been wanting to do stop-motion with the kids and haven’t found a good setup yet.

  10. sue|theviewfromgreatisland commented
    January 14th, 2015 at 1:36am

    Wow — I’m one of the few out there who actually likes red cabbage, so this is a win win for me!

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