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Cabbage Blueberry Smoothie

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    It might be blue, but there is definitely nothing sad about this smoothie. Tasters will be none the wiser that it includes the most unlikely of ingredients: cabbage. Compare brands of cottage cheese to spot the ones with the least amount of sodium. Greek yogurt can serve as a protein-rich stand-in for cottage cheese if desired.

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    Stealth health

    Red cabbage is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and the same type of body-friendly anthocyanin antioxidants as those found in blueberries.

    1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened almond milk 
    1/2 cup (125 mL) low-sodium cottage cheese
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup 
    1 cup (250 mL) sliced red cabbage
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsalted almonds 
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground allspice 
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) almond extract (optional) 
    3/4 cup (180 mL) frozen blueberries

    Place all ingredients in blender container in the order listed and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness if desired with additional blueberries or maple syrup.

    Serves 1.

    Each serving contains: 316 calories; 17 g protein; 11 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 42 g total carbohydrates (29 g sugars, 8 g fibre); 422 mg sodium

    source: "Whip It Good", alive #388, February 2015

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    Cabbage Blueberry Smoothie

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