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7 Surprisingly Delish Cabbage Juice Recipes for Gut Health

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Cabbage juice recipes are not at the top of most people’s favorite recipes list. But they should be. Oh, they so should be.

Especially if you care about nourishing your gut. ‘Cause one of the humble cabbage’s best health perks is protecting and strengthening your digestive tract. How does cabbage juice do this? Let us count the ways…

  • Raw cabbage is rich in Vitamin U, which isn’t actually a vitamin so much as it’s an enzyme. But whatever you want to call it, this obscure vitamin strengthens your stomach lining and increases its resistance to ulcers.
  • Cabbage contains the amino acid glutamine, which aids in the growth and regeneration of your digestive tract’s cells.
  • Cabbage is abundance in sulfur, which helps combat inflammation in the colon and large intestine.
  • Ever had an ulcer? Then you know that one of the major causes of ulcers is the  h.pylori bacteria. Cabbage helps get rid of that pesky bugger.

As you already know, the health of your gut impacts the health of your entire body so by strengthening you digestive tract, you’re getting a whole host of head-to-toe health benefits. But in case you need another reason to try your first cabbage juice recipe – here it is: raw cabbage contains glucosinolates which have been shown to have unique cancer-preventative properties for bladder, colon and prostate cancer. The compounds in cabbage are also thought to change the way estrogen is used in the body, reducing the risk of breast cancer as well.

This benefit only applies to raw cabbage since heat destroys the myrosinase enzymes that help convert cabbage’s glucosinolates into cancer-preventive compounds. And let’s face it – it’s much easier (and tastier) to down a glass or two or raw cabbage juice than to sit around chomping on a head of cabbage, right?

Right. Here are some of my favorite cabbage juice recipes to get you started. You should know that every single one is waaay tastier than cabbage juice has any right to be.

1. The Cabbage Patch

Get the benefits while enjoying the look and taste of this beautiful cabbage juice recipe, that’s sure to make you feel clean from the inside out.

cabbage juice recipes

image courtesy of Well and Good

What you need:

  • 2 cups of purple cabbage
  • 3 ribs of celery
  • 1/2 small lemon (rind and all if organic)
  • 2 cups of pear

Read more healthy recipes and inspiration here!

“Cabbage is a great cleanser and healer to the digestive tract and is often neglected in the world of juicing,” Brooks said. Show cabbage and your body some love with this purple juice.

2. Killer Cabbage Juice

Now don’t get the wrong idea! This recipe isn’t deadly; not at all! But it will kill whatever cold you have coming on (and knock out your tastebuds) with the tasty and nutritious deliciousness of cabbage along with a couple added ingredients.

cabbage juice recipes

image courtesy of So Let’s Hang Out

What you need:

  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled
  • 1/2 of a medium red cabbage
  • 1-2 D’Anjou pears
  • 2 meyer lemons
  • 1 inch piece of ginger

Preparation:

Wash, prep, cut into manageable juice-able pieces and send them all down your juicer.

Bottle the juice up in airtight containers or better yet enjoy it right away! Don’t wait more than 48 hours to enjoy your fresh juice!

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This recipe will make about a pint and a half of liquid love.

3. Girl On Raw’s “Jammin Cabbage” Cleansing Juice

Who says cabbage juice doesn’t taste good? This cabbage juice recipe begs to differ.

cabbage juice recipes

image courtesy of Healthy Blender Recipes

What you need:

  • 1/8 green cabbage
  • 1/8 red cabbage
  • 2 stalks celery (including green leaves if available)
  • ½ beet
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • 1 inch ginger

Preparation:

Serves 2

  1. Process all ingredients through your juicer.
  2. Consume strained or unstrained. Whatever your preference.

Read more healthy recipes and inspiration here!

Cabbage is rich in iron and sulfur, is an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin A, and is a great muscle builder and blood cleanser. It is also fabulous for skin and eye health. 

4. Ravishingly Red Juice

This red cabbage juice recipe combination with other “red” ingredients creates a  great pick-me-up drink for juicers alike.

cabbage juice recipes

image courtesy of Gourmande in the Kitchen

What you need:

  • 2 small beets or 1 large beet plus beet greens
  • Pomegranate seeds from a small to medium pomegranate
  • 1/4 of a medium sized red cabbage
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root

Preparation:

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Serves 1

  1. Chop everything into chunks that fit into the juicer chute.
  2. Pass all the ingredients through the juicer, alternating hard and soft ingredients.
  3. Pour juice into ice-filled glass and serve immediately.

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A sweet-tart combination of pomegranate, beets, red cabbage and ginger.

5. Pure Cabbage Juice

You can never go wrong with a simple classic cabbage juice recipe.

cabbage juice recipes

image courtesy of Healthy Tips for You

What you need:

  • 3 cups (675 g) chopped green cabbage
  • 1 3/4 cups (435 ml) water

Preparation:

Wash, cut and blend together.Directly drinking is good so all fiber gets into body.But if you don’t like, strain it.

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Cabbage is so good for you. Recent studies show that people who eat most cabbage have a significantly lower risk of colon, lung, breast and prostate cancer. Even compared to other people that eat lots of veggies.

6. Miracle Cabbage Juice

This cabbage juice recipe packs a whole lot of health benefits for kidney cleansing, acne clearing and weight loss all in one drink.

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image courtesy of Raw Edibles

What you need:

  • 1 large green or purple cabbage (purple = more anthocyanins (antioxidants)
  • 1-2 lemons, peeled (depending on how bitter you like your juices)
  • 2 apples of your choice
  • 2 inches ginger root

Preparation:

Run the above ingredients through a juicer such as the Omega, and enjoy immediately! Likewise, you could also blend this up in a Vitamix and strain the pulp with a nut milk bag.

Read more healthy recipes and inspiration here!

If you want beautiful, glowing skin, and a slim body devoid of aches and pains, then you MUST include this highly nutritious vegetable in your diet. I must admit..I have been slacking on the cabbage eating the last two years, but after reading about the incredible health benefits of this vegetable, I have now avidly included it in so many recipes. 

7. Grand Daddy Purple Juice

This beautiful purple juice is anti-cancer and nutrient packed.

cabbage juice recipes

image courtesy of Breast Cancer Maven

What you need:

  • ¼ head red cabbage
  • 1 bunch purple kale
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1 red beet
  • ginger, 1 inch piece
  • 1 lemon

Preparation:

Chop all ingredients and process through juicer.
Enjoy

Read more about the benefits of this juice here!

Did you know that red cabbage is loaded with Vitamin K and has numerous anti-cancer compounds? Its natural red coloring has been linked to lowering blood sugar levels. So throw your inhibitions to the wind and tip back this Grand Daddy Purple Juice.

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