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Red Cabbage Juice Recipe

This sweet and savory, slightly earthy and well-balanced red cabbage juice with apple, celery, cucumber and lemon provides an extraordinary and intriguing flavor profile. It's great for breakfast, a mid-day treat or an afternoon snack. It will be appreciated by all who like vegetables and unique taste combinations.

Can You Juice Raw Cabbage?

While red cabbage isn't the first ingredient we think of when planning our next juice to prepare, it's worth keeping in mind, as it's an absolute nutritional bomb. Red cabbage will be a fantastic addition to any health food lover's diet. [1]

Red cabbage can be eaten raw and is great in juices - in addition to its large dose of vitamins, it also gives an amazing, vibrant color to any juice. While cooking cabbage causes loss of some nutrients, eating it raw is highly recommended. Raw red cabbage juice is well absorbed by the body.

What Does Red Cabbage Juice Taste Like?

The first mentions of red cabbage may date back thousands of years. It is known to have been favored by the Greeks and Romans. The wild version of cabbage was originally cultivated in the Mediterranean region - its flavor and health-promoting properties were already appreciated by the ancient Romans. No wonder - its distinct and characteristic taste blends perfectly with both savory and sweet ingredients. Cabbage works well in dinner dishes, in salads and even in juices, which opens up endless possibilities for its use.

As with any cabbage juice, its flavor is quite strong and robust, so it is advisable to add, for example, an apple to soften it a little. Red cabbage juice goes perfectly also with the addition of cucumber and citrusy lemon. 

What Are The Benefits of This Red Cabbage Juice?

Many ingredients contribute to the high nutritional value and wholesomeness of this red cabbage juice. Red cabbage is, of course, the most important element, but the other ingredients have also been carefully selected. This makes the juice nutritious, healthy and tasty. Keep reading to find out all the secret components!

Cucumber

Although everyone thinks that a cucumber is a vegetable, it is actually a fruit. And an extra fruit indeed! It is rich in beneficial nutrients, low in calories and contains high amounts of water and soluble fiber, which support weight loss. Cucumbers are also rich in antioxidants, which prevent the buildup of harmful free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic disease. They are composed of more than 90% water, increasing hydration and helping you meet your daily fluid needs. For this very reason, they are also fantastic in juices. [2, 3]

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is often interchangeably referred to as purple cabbage because of its burgundy-purple tone. The presence of anthocyanin is responsible for its color - depending on the acidity of the soil, this pigment can be red, purple or blue. The more acidic the soil, the more red the hue of the leaves. 

It is to the color that cabbage owes much of its value - thanks to powerful pigments called anthocyanins, red cabbage has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. This type of cabbage contains the most antioxidants. It can also provide 85% of your daily requirement of vitamin C (while green cabbage provides around 47%). 

Red cabbage belongs to the cruciferous or cabbage family of vegetables - along with such vegetables as broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, kale, as well as spicy turnips, radishes and arugula, which are all very healthy. Purple cabbage is also rich in vitamins C and K1, which are essential for building and maintaining strong, healthy bones. In addition, it is also a good source of soluble fiber and plant sterols, and these lower „bad” LDL cholesterol. Red cabbage can also help fight against inflammation and reduce pain, swelling and discomfort. [4]

Lemon

Lemons can help you lose weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive problems and cancer, as well as lower cholesterol. In addition, they also have a tangy, pleasant flavor and aroma, and their use helps keep foods and drinks fresher for longer, so they are a great addition. 

Celery

Celery is a fantastic ingredient and pairs well with red cabbage, lemon, apple and cucumber. Celery juice contains antioxidants that can help lower inflammation in the body. It is also low in sugar. However, what should you keep in mind when choosing celery? Look for celery with strong, upright stems. They should break easily when pulled. Avoid celery with yellow or brown spots. And don't throw away the leaves - they are where celery has the most calcium, potassium and vitamin C. [5]

Is Red Cabbage Good For Juicing?

Juicing is a fun and quick idea to get nutrients into your body. Without having to eat a whole bowl of vegetables, you can get a lot of valuable nutrients. Juices are easy to digest, convenient and quick to prepare.

Red cabbage is quite versatile and can be combined with a variety of ingredients to make a delicious and nutritious drink, making it a super choice for many juices. Red cabbage can be a great juice on its own, but it's a good idea to add more fruits and vegetables for an extra vitamin boost. And if you are not fond of the red cabbage flavor, which is quite distinctive, you can add more of other vegetables to balance it out. The options are countless!

How To Make Red Cabbage Juice Step By Step?

Preparing this juice is simple and takes literally a few moments. All you have to do is wash and peel red cabbage, cucumber and apple, then dice all the ingredients small enough to fit in your juicer. Then put them in the juicer and process. To finish, pour the whole thing into a pitcher, add the lemon juice and a little water, stir and you're done! Easy, right? Store in an airtight container or a bottle in a fridge for up to two days.

Red Cabbage Juice Recipe

Servings: 2

INGREDIENTS 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash the fruits and vegetables. Peel the red cabbage, cucumber and apple, then dice the cabbage, cucumber, apple and celery small enough to fit into the juicer. 
  2. Place all of the chopped ingredients into the juicer, pressing down with a tamper until all of the produce is extracted. 
  3. Pour the juice into a juicing pitcher, add the lemon juice and a splash of water, and stir to combine.
  4. Pour into bottles or glasses and serve.