Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Big Green Hump: Week 5

I really look forward to Wednesdays now, and not just because it's hump day [*wink, wink*]. I've received a lot of positive feedback both on and off the blog about the green smoothie recipes, and that really excites me. I love that other people are hopping on the "drink your veggies" train and not getting off at the next station. There are so many great recipes out there to share; the possibilities are truly endless.

This week's featured green is cabbage. Red or green in color; it doesn't really matter. It's good stuff!! And although you may not believe it, there are actually better ways to eat it than soaked in mayo as a side dish to your fried chicken. In the nutrition world, cabbage gets some rave reviews. It's cheap to buy, freezes well, and contains a shit ton of protective vitamins. Also, you can eat an entire cup for 15 calories. Can I get a "Hell Yeah!" for cabbage??

This is NOT low calorie cabbage, just so we're on the same page...

I could spend all day spreading the cabbage love, but I won't bore you with those details. To sum it up, cabbage has loads of vitamins A, B, C and E, and its therapeutic value has been proven beyond a doubt. From infection to ulcers, cabbage has loads of healing properties.

So let's get on with the recipe! Just one tip, I've found that cabbage seems to have more of a "mellow" flavor after it's frozen so if you aren't big on the taste, try shoving a head in the freezer first. [Head of cabbage, not your head...just to clarify].

"Chocolate Monster" (featuring cabbage)

2 cups cabbage
2 bananas, frozen
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp cacao
2 cups water
1 cup ice

Blend it, blend it real good.


  1. Sounds like an interesting recipe. I'll try anything once. (that's what she said)

    Have you heard of It's like weight watchers online only free. I heard about it at Twitarded & joined today.

  2. I joined the twitarded group on spark people - I've just got to actually log in and use it now ;)
    Got to get over the lazies first