Cabbage and Berry Purple Smoothies


Most of you have probably tried greens smoothies but have you tried a purple smoothie yet? I hadn’t until this one and now after tasting it, I’m hooked. I love the way all the different elements of this come together to create such an exciting and invigorating smoothie.

Cabbage and Berry Purple Smoothie | Cooking Classy

The flavor is unlike any smoothie I’ve tried before. I’m thinking part of that is due to the Hibiscus tea that’s blended in.

This was actually the first time I’ve ever added tea to a smoothie but it was just what this smoothie needed. I love the way it blended in and hid the flavor of the red cabbage (because really do we want to taste the veggie in a sweet smoothie? I know I don’t).

If you are looking for a satisfying and refreshing smoothie recipe, or if your just getting bored of the same old green smoothies then be sure to try out this simple recipe.

My whole family loved it, kids included. Healthy and delicious, I’m definitely in.

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Cabbage and Berry Purple Smoothie

Purple cabbage isn't the first thing you'd think to add to a smoothie but it adds a gorgeous color, and lots of vitamins. And don't worry, you won't even taste it.

Servings: 3
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 8 oz . purple cabbage (half of a small head)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana , peeled and frozen
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container cherry Greek yogurt (or strawberry)
  • 1 cup chilled Hibiscus tea*
  • 1/2 cup almond milk


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. *I used Tazo Passion Herbal Infusion tea. I heated 1/2 cup water then added the tea bag then steeped and added enough ice to make 1 cup to cool faster. 1 cup cranberry juice blend or pomegranate juice blend would be a good alternative if you don't like tea.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Smoothie
Author: Jaclyn


  • Jodi: This is my new favorite! I even took enough to share with 5 other women at work and they loved it too!! Thank you! January 10, 2014 at 4:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: SO glad to hear it! January 11, 2014 at 1:33pm Reply

  • Monica: Amazing color and I too like that tea is in it…mad tea drinker and now I will have to try this… January 10, 2014 at 10:31am Reply

  • Deborah: I have never seen purple cabbage in a smoothie – I’m definitely intrigued!! January 7, 2014 at 1:44pm Reply

  • [email protected]: WOW! it looks great.. I’ve just tried this cabbage in the “conventional way”… thank you for going beyond and sharing… January 6, 2014 at 2:59pm Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: Love the idea of putting tea in a smoothie. Thanks for sharing :) January 6, 2014 at 9:53am Reply

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes): I adore this smoothie! The purple is just so gorgeous! January 6, 2014 at 9:44am Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: What an interesting idea with the purple cabbage! I have never thought of adding it into a smoothie, but it sounds like something I need to try! I love a quick, easy smoothie for a breakfast on the go…plus, it’s pretty and makes my eyes happy. Yes please. January 6, 2014 at 5:51am Reply

  • Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe: The color of this smoothie is sooo appealing! Plus, I’m a huge berry-lover so I’ll be definitely trying this for breakfast as soon as possible.

    xo, Elisa January 6, 2014 at 3:58am Reply

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