Red cabbage juice is not your usual juice which you get from your favorite juice bar. Heck most of us wouldn’t even consider juicing red cabbage. Yet there is something to this healthy vegetable which makes it great juicing material together with other delicious raw produce!
Are you a raw food fan? Lately, I have been noticing a certain food trend around the world defined as raw foodism.
Raw foodism is a way of life and the aim is to consume only raw uncooked and mostly also organic vegetable fruits, nuts and milk products, sprouted grains, meats, eggs and fish. The most extreme and at the same time most common variation of raw foodism is raw veganism, which of course excludes all animal products.
So in that sense Juicing fruits and vegetables is the easiest way to take part of the raw foodism momentum. At the same time, for the most of us, it’s mostly a reason for us to enjoy more raw produce and that in a delicious way.
Healthy Pros for eating raw food and juicing red cabbage
As we know, cooking any food over heat destroys some of the beneficial nutrients for our body and the longer and the higher the temperature, the worse it gets.
Most of us enjoy cooked food because it tastes better and taste in our society has a higher priority than the long-term health benefits. It’s a fact, the world isn’t that healthy as it should be. I am not going to point fingers here because as I mentioned above, I don’t like to eat raw veggies.
So I do understand the problem, the endless conundrum in our society. So after all I thought, I could at least find a way to discover raw food for myself and in such a way that I can confidently recommend deliciously and at the same time healthy recipes.
Additionally, I have a good excuse right now since the summer heat has been rolling over. The summer heat rarely crosses 34 Celsius and I agree that doesn’t sound much at all, but one has to consider the high humidity levels in the air which actually turn the whole environment into a big steaming bamboo basket. So what do you do when you are turning into a dumpling? You keep away from the hot kitchen, drink a load full of liquids such as this red cabbage juice, and eat mostly cold dishes!
You replenish your system with raw/unprocessed fruits and veggies and aim only for light and fresh foods. We are not new to homemade juices and I believe one can never have too many juice recipes.
Today I am sharing a red cabbage juice with grapes and mandarin.
The star in this homemade juice is the red cabbage since red cabbage is mostly cooked in our society. But red cabbage has numerous health benefits and taking this veggie in raw can’t be wrong at all. The grapes and mandarin go well with the red cabbage and they will help you fall in love with this juice.
More healthy juice ideas and tools to use:
If you are serious about preparing and enjoying fresh juice for your health, then I suggest you get a proper juicer. I recommend the one from Omega. We had that one at the hotel juice bar where I used to work as a receptionist and people kept on mentioning how amazing that juicer was and that they got into juicing for breakfast because of that device.
The Omega is a proper juicer machine which doesn’t heat up the vegetables and fruits during the juicing process and so the chances of enzymes getting destroyed is completely minimized with this useful kitchen device!
On the other hand, for certain juice variations, you will need a proper citrus press such as the one from Epica. The easier to use the better! That’s how I prepare a juice such as the Orange Mango Juice.
Then you have also the option of using a mixer such as the Vitamix to juice certain fruits such as today’s red cabbage juice with grapes and mandarin or the Soursop Juice. The disadvantage in that is that you will need to strain the fruits afterward and the seeds of certain fruits, which are bitter in nature, tend to get ground which gives the juice a bitter taste.
Whichever way you pick is up to you. Often while the juice prepping depends on the fruits used.
Red Cabbage Juice with Grapes and Mandarin Recipe below:
- 150 grams (5.3 oz or 2 cups) raw Red Cabbage
- 200 grams (7 ounces or 200 cups) green or black grapes
- 1 large Mandarin
- 100-milliliter (3.4 fluid ounces or ½ cup) water
- ice cubes
- Wash the red cabbage and grapes. Discard the outer layer of the cabbage.
- Place the red cabbage and grapes into a mixer jar. Peel the Mandarin and add the fruit wedges to the jar too. Blend well with water.
- Strain the juice and mix honey to your liking.
- Add ice cubes if you like.