Another high-anthocyanin red smoothie, this one also delivers the benefits of red cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable high in antioxidant-rich sulfur compounds, and almonds, a very good source of manganese and vitamin E.
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup mixed frozen berries, preferably with some cherries included in the mix
1/2 cup chopped red cabbage (50 grams)
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 or 3 drops almond extract (about 1/8 teaspoon)
6 almonds or 2 teaspoons raw almond butter
3 ice cubes
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 full minute. Pour into a glass, garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.
Yield: 1 generous serving.
Advance preparation: This is best enjoyed right away.
Nutritional information per serving: 200 calories; 5 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 3 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 41 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams dietary fiber; 38 milligrams sodium; 4 grams protein
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