Purple Cabbage Smoothie With Orange

I love this citrus purple cabbage smoothie because it’s not only beautiful to look at but also so delicious!

It’s sweet, creamy, and slightly peppery from the cabbage.

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Orange Purple Cabbage Smoothie

Purple Cabbage Smoothie With Orange

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Experience the vibrant taste of a purple cabbage smoothie with orange! Blend purple cabbage, fresh orange, banana, and a hint of honey for a sweet, antioxidant-rich drink.

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


Units Scale
  • 1 cup of shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 medium-sized orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 cup of frozen banana slices
  • 1 cup of milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)


  1. Using a high-speed blender, add the listed ingredients (in no particular order).
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes until you reach a thick and smooth consistency.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


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

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


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 27.3g
  • Fat: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.2g
  • Fiber: 6.3g
  • Protein: 3.8g

Why You Will Love This Orange And Purple Cabbage Smoothie

purple cabbage smoothie served in a thick glass cup

This red cabbage smoothie is made with a delicious blend of ingredients, which work harmoniously together.

Here is why I think you will love this smoothie:

  • Vibrant Color: The rich purple color from the cabbage makes this smoothie visually and unique.
  • Refreshing Taste: The combination of sweet orange and banana with the slight tanginess of purple cabbage creates a uniquely refreshing taste, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.
  • Natural Sweetness: With the natural sweetness from the orange, banana, and a touch of honey, this smoothie satisfies sweet cravings in a healthier way, without the need for added sugars or artificial sweeteners.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various dietary preferences, it can be made with any type of milk, including dairy or dairy-free alternatives, making it customizable for vegans, lactose-intolerant individuals, or those simply looking for a plant-based option.
  • Easy and Quick Preparation: Requiring only a few simple ingredients and a blender, this smoothie can be quickly prepared, making it an ideal option for busy mornings or as a hassle-free snack.
  • Detoxifying Properties: Purple cabbage is known for its detoxifying benefits, and when combined with the hydrating properties of orange and the fiber from banana, this smoothie can support the body’s natural detox processes.
  • Seasonal Flexibility: This smoothie can be enjoyed all year round, utilizing fresh produce in the summer or relying on stored or frozen ingredients in the colder months, ensuring a burst of flavor and nutrients at any time.

If you enjoy this purple cabbage smoothie, I am pretty sure you will love my weight loss cabbage smoothie, as well as my bok-choy smoothie recipe!

Optional Recipe Variations & Notes

Purple Cabbage Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

You can make the recipe as it is, or change it slightly.

I personally love changing things up every so often.

Here are some suggested changes you could make that I have tried and loved:

  1. Use Orange Juice: Double the orange effect and use orange juice instead of milk for the smoothie’s base!
  2. Boost Protein: Yogurt works so well with this recipe. Add 1/2 cup of yogurt for protein, but reduce the milk by 1/2 cup.
  3. Boost With Greens: Incorporate a handful or two of spinach or kale for an extra dose of nutrients without impacting the taste of the smoothie.
  4. Make It Vegan: Swap the honey for maple syrup and use dairy-free milk instead of dairy milk (I loved coconut with this recipe).

The Blender Compatability:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender x
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

You will need a high-speed, powerful blender to make this recipe, there is no doubt about that.

The good news is though, that you can make this recipe with a Nutribullet 600, which is only around 60 bucks.

Orange Purple Cabbage Smoothie

Recipe FAQs:

Can I Use a Different Type of Cabbage Instead of Purple Cabbage?

Yes, while purple cabbage gives this smoothie its vibrant color and specific nutrient profile, you can substitute it with green cabbage. The taste will be slightly different, and the color will change, but the smoothie will still be nutritious.

What's the Best Way to Shred Cabbage For This Smoothie?

To shred cabbage for your smoothie, first, remove any wilted outer leaves and wash the cabbage. Cut the cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Then, using a sharp knife, slice each quarter into thin strips. For a finer texture that blends smoothly, you can use a food processor or a box grater. If using a food processor, pulse the cabbage in short bursts until it reaches the desired consistency. Remember, finer shreds will blend more easily into your smoothie, creating a smoother texture.

What if I Don't Like Bananas? Can I Replace It With Another Fruit?

Yes, if bananas aren't to your liking, you can use mango or peach slices for a similar creamy texture and natural sweetness. Frozen avocado also works well as a substitute to add creaminess without overpowering the smoothie's flavor.

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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