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7 Delish Cabbage Juice Recipes + 13 Cabbage Juice Benefits in Every Sip

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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.

Why Cabbage Juice Recipes?

How does cabbage juice do this? Here’s a quick snapshot:

  • 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 more reasons to try your first cabbage juice recipe – here’s a deep dive into what each glass of cabbage juice has to offer.

13 Unique Cabbage Juice Benefits

Read on to find out the awesome health and beauty benefits of cabbage and why this power veggie should be a regular in your juice recipes

Raw cabbage juice fights cancer

One of the best health benefits of cabbage juice comes from the fact that raw cabbage contains glucosinolates which have been shown to have unique cancer-preventative properties for the bladder, colon and prostate. 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.

Extra perk? Cabbage also boosts your immune system, and assists the healing process in cancer patients.

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?

Protect yourself from heart disease

The selenium found in cabbage juice helps to protect your body from heart disease. In addition, high levels of the essential fatty acid Omega 3 help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and high blood pressure.

Drink off those extra kilos

Raw cabbage juice is a powerful natural cure for obesity. It clears the upper section of your intestine and aids the process of digestion. In addition, it is naturally low in calories and will speed up your weight loss efforts by slowing down the process whereby carbs and sugars are converted to fat.

Beat the ‘bad’ cholesterol

Drinking raw cabbage juice will lower your levels of low-density lipoprotein (or LDL), often referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol. Studies have revealed significant improvements in ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels after following a diet that includes raw cabbage juice. This is particularly true of red cabbage juice, which is high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids.

Cure digestive disorders

Cabbage is well known for the beneficial effects is has on the digestive system. In fact, the lactic acid in cabbage juice acts as a disinfectant in the colon. It’s not surprising then that raw cabbage juice is used to treat a variety of digestive disorders.

Say goodbye to arthritis

Cabbage juice is naturally high in selenium, which helps to combat the symptoms of arthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties of cabbage juice are also beneficial in combating a range of other degenerative inflammatory disorders.

Treat asthma, colds and bronchitis

Raw cabbage juice boosts the healing ability of your respiratory tract. Therefore, it is an effective cure for colds and bronchitis, and can be used in the treatment of asthma.

Combat infections with red cabbage juice

If you’re looking to boost your immune system – go with red cabbage. Red cabbage contains 5 to 6 times more Vitamin C than green cabbage and is best to combat bacterial and viral infections.

FYI: The essential amino acids present in raw cabbage juice also make it an ideal remedy for treating skin inflammation.

Detox your body

Drinking raw cabbage juice means that you will get the glucosinolates you need to rid your body of all damaging hormones and chemicals. Your antioxidant defense mechanisms will be stimulated and your body’s ability to detox will be intensified. In addition, drinking raw cabbage juice will help to cleanse your liver.

Boost brain function

Cabbage is full of Vitamin K and anthocyanins. These contribute to mental function and concentration. Because these nutrients prevent nerve damage, it improves defense against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Red cabbage is the best for this.

Beat anemia with cabbage juice

The high levels of folic acid in cabbage juice help your body to build new blood cells. In this way, drinking raw cabbage juice is a healthy and natural way to treat anemia.

Alleviate allergies

Cabbage juice can regulate T-cells and fight allergies due to a compound called histidine. This amino acid is involved in the synthesis of white and red blood cells and regulates allergic reactions, inflammation and immune defence. It so happens that the higher the concentration of histidine in the blood, the slower the release of histamine is from the cells they are stored in.

Restore the glow to your skin

Cabbage juice will do wonders for your skin thanks to the high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals, as well as vitamins such as C, E, and A. This amazing juice can be used to treat acne, dryness, and premature aging. It also promotes soft, supple skin with a natural glow to it.

The Yummiest Cabbage Juice Recipes

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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!

Read more healthy recipes and inspiration here.

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

Girl On Raw’s “Jammin Cabbage” Cleansing Juice

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

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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. 

Ravishingly Red Juice

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

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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.

Read more healthy recipes and inspiration here!

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

Pure Cabbage Juice

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

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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.

Read more healthy recipes and inspiration here!

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.

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. 

Grand Daddy Purple Juice

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

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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.

Tips and Tricks to Juicing Cabbage

  • Only use firm, undamaged and unblemished heads of cabbage. Avoid limp leaves.
  • When purchasing cabbage, only buy the whole head. When you purchase precut, halved or shredded cabbage it loses some of its nutrient content due to oxidation.
  • Keep in mind that raw cabbage and very short-cooked cabbage were the only ones to show cancer-preventative benefits since long cooking times (and microwave cooking) destroys the helpful enzymes that help convert the cabbage’s glucosinolates into cancer-preventive compounds. Juice that cabbage raw!
  • Wash your cabbage thoroughly – check this post to thoroughly clean your cabbage.
  • I really don’t recommend refrigerating cabbage juice. Drink this stuff as fresh as possible.
  • Don’t drink more than 4oz of cabbage juice at a time. For the best results, drink 100ml of raw cabbage juice three times a day, on an empty stomach.
  • If the flavor is too intense, you can always mix it with a little raw apple or carrot juice – or try these low-sugar, high-nutrient fruits!
  • If you have a thyroid disorder, please avoid consuming large quantities of cabbage. It interferes with the absorption of iodine. Iodine is needed by the thyroid gland. This is applicable to all vegetables in the cruciferous family.
  • Researchers now understand that different kinds of cabbage (red, green, and Savoy) are comprised of different patterns of glucosinolates. This means it is best to include all varieties when juicing for the broadest health benefits.
  • Cabbage consumption may cause gas (it’s clearing out your gut!), if this is severe or painful turmeric can be added for relief.
2comments
john - September 3, 2017

what is ‘delish’ cabbage? Is it some kind of slang for ‘delicious’? I wish people would stop using abbreviations for everything these days, for people who are not ‘trendy’.

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Venda Nowak - January 27, 2018

Would be nice to have a PRINT button. Who wants to copy by hand all these recipes . . . . NO THANKS!

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