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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.

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    Deep Purple Smoothie

    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

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories326
    • protein15g
    • fat8g
      • saturated fat2g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates51g
      • sugars19g
      • fibre15g
    • sodium >><153mg

    Directions

    01

    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.

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