I have been losing weight successfully by incorporating cabbage into my diet for years now.

Cabbage is low in calories, but high in fiber and promotes satiety.

This cabbage smoothie for weight loss is a favorite smoothie of mine when it comes to losing weight.

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Cabbage Smoothie For Weight Loss

Cabbage Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Slim down with a cabbage smoothie for weight loss! Mix cabbage, spinach, berries, and almond milk, for a refreshing, low-calorie drink.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1/2 cup of frozen berries (I used mixed berries)
  • 1 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Using a high-speed blender, add the cabbage first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 4-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  3. If your blender is struggling to blend, add more milk.
  4. Pour the smoothie into your favorite smoothie cups and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie benefits, variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 9.7g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Protein: 3.4g

How Does This Cabbage Smoothie Help with Weight Loss?

cabbage smoothie surrounded by berries and spinach

How does this red cabbage smoothie help with weight loss?

Here’s how:

  • Low in Calories: With an overall low-calorie count, this smoothie can easily fit into a calorie-controlled diet, helping to create a calorie deficit necessary for weight loss without compromising on nutrient intake.
  • High in Fiber: The combination of cabbage, spinach, and blueberries makes this smoothie high in dietary fiber, which promotes satiety. Feeling fuller for longer periods can help reduce overall calorie intake by minimizing snacking and overeating.
  • Nutrient-Dense: Rich in vitamins and minerals, this smoothie provides essential nutrients without the high calories often found in nutrient-dense foods, supporting overall health while on a weight loss journey.
  • Low in Sugar: With a controlled amount of natural sugars from blueberries, this smoothie helps avoid the blood sugar spikes and crashes associated with high-sugar foods, aiding in better appetite control. (Source)
  • Antioxidant Properties: The antioxidants from cabbage, spinach, and blueberries can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is beneficial since chronic inflammation can be a barrier to weight loss.
  • Metabolism Boosting: Cabbage is difficult to digest for your body, which means your body’s metabolism increases and burns more calories. (Source)

If you like this red cabbage smoothie for weight loss, I think you will also love my orange and cabbage smoothie!

Best Time To Drink This Smoothie For Weight Loss

Cabbage Smoothie For Weight Loss

I personally avoided consuming this smoothie as a meal replacement, because it doesn’t contain the needed macros for a full meal.

Instead, I lost weight by drinking this smoothie as a snack. Whenever I felt peckish in the afternoon, I made this smoothie.

For 101 calories only, this smoothie curbed cravings and kept me feeling full until my dinner.

Optional Variations:

Cabbage Smoothie For Weight Loss being poured into a glass cup

There are several different variations of this smoothie you could try, and still keep it weight-loss friendly.

Example include:

  1. Swap The Fruit: You can use other types of berries of choice, or use a completely different fruit, such as tropical mango or pineapple!
  2. Add Protein: Increase the calorie content slightly,  by incorporating 1/2 cup of unsweetened yogurt. 
  3. Swap The Smoothie Base: For a nut-free smoothie, you can use coconut milk or water instead of almond milk.
  4. Spice Things Up: Add a bit of heat by incorporating a teaspoon of minced ginger root.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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