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! redcabbagesmoothie

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!!

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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)