The purple cabbage is so incredibly nutrient rich that it should be one of our most loved ingredients in cooking and juicing. In fact, it has more vitamin C than oranges. Who knew?
Jam packed with vitamin C and K (very important for bone mass) it is a powerful immunity booster and in addition it also has lots of important phytonutrients to help fight inflammation. Phytonutrients give fruit and veg their wonderful vibrant colours, such as orange, red and purple, whilst guarding your cells against free radial damage.
Traditionally, cabbage in general but red cabbage in particular, was used to treat colitis and ulcer like symptoms via raw juicing way back in the 30s. You can imagine the sort of juice one would have been offered in a strict European wellness clinic in those days….. 🙂
Luckily we now know that we can combine flavours to make our juicing, and by default, our nutrient intake, slightly more palatable. Here is a wonderful interpretation on the much loved combo carrot, apple and ginger (CAG) and a highly nutritious recipe to add to your juice library for the purpose of both variety and health.
Purpe Power Juice
- 1/8 head purple cabbage (cut into small chunks to fit your juicer)
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 carrots
- 1 apple
- Chunk of ginger (mine is almost 3in but you can use less 🙂
(cinnamon can be added at the end for a spice odyssey)
Love & Health,