Cabbage Almond Smoothie

This past Tuesday will always be remembered as that time I fainted on the subway.

Dehydration + Cold/Flu Thing = Disaster

I’m usually really good about staying hydrated and pestering those around me to drink more water. But I was not my usual self for a few days. I was under the weather and totally out of it.

Don’t pick yourself up off the floor of a train and go wandering around a subway platform if all you can see are colored spots and shadows. Don’t be me. I was stupid.

Disapproving Sebastian disapproves.

I always turn to smoothies and veggie juices when I need a little extra boost. I saw this smoothie recipe on and my first thought was, “Well that sounds disgusting.”

But I like cabbage on its own, so I thought I’d make some tiny adjustments and give it a go.

You can probably guess where this is going, since I wouldn’t share something gross with you, would I? I wouldn’t. I like you too much.

I like you. I like this smoothie. Let’s all come together and drink to our health!

Cabbage Almond Smoothie
Recipe adapted from
Makes 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons almond butter
  • 3 frozen almond milk cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender

and blend until smooth.

Drink immediately.

16 thoughts on “Cabbage Almond Smoothie

  1. That’s so scary! I’m glad you’re okay. The subway + super hot weather is a terrible combination. And in Boston, the trains break down all the time, which means no AC. Miserable!

    I wouldn’t have thought to put cabbage in a smoothie, but your recipe sounds pretty good! I love the color!

  2. Of course the day I don’t run into you on the train is the day you faint. I hope you’re ok!

    I’ve been getting lots of cabbage with my CSA lately. Lots. It’s not red, but maybe it will still work? I’ve been sprinkling it on everything like Parmesan and still can’t use all of it!

    • I’m okay now! But it was kind of awful at the time. AND my husband wouldn’t let me eat ice cream for dinner to make myself feel better! He was all like you have to take care of yourself vitamins nutrients blah blah blah.

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  4. What an incredible recipe, Nikki! I never would have thought to use RED cabbage in a smoothie. I guess it’s like other greens, so I guess that would make sense. I bet it helps bring out that gorgeous red color in the smoothie. :) Is the taste of it very apparent?

    • Hiya Kat! I taste mostly almond butter and berries, they seem to overpower the cabbage. I think next time I might even add more cabbage.

  5. I just made this and thought it was really quite nice! I even added a few raspberries and the whole thing was really just refreshing!

  6. Love the colors and tips.
    One questions 0 Are these cabbage smoothies supposed to be meal replacements?
    How long can you keep them in an airtight container – day or two?

    • Hi Leena,
      Thanks for stopping by :)
      I’ve kept this in an airtight container in the fridge for one day, and I’ve also frozen it for a month and it turned out great. As far as a meal replacement, it works for me as breakfast and sometimes I add a little more almond butter if I know I won’t be able to snack for a while.

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