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Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice

Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice

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This vibrant Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice is amazing. Wondering what would happen, I juiced a head of purple cabbage that had been in my fridge a while. The result was a tad sweet, a little radish-y/cabbage-y, and completely gorgeous. Then I added more depth of flavor with ginger & lime juice.

I wanted to name this The Jim Jones, but that’s probably too dark & twisty. Also, it doesn’t taste like death, at all. The bright purple color is stunning, no matter what you call it.

You might want to take down some antioxidants

From Mayo Clinic

Antioxidants: Why are they important?

Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you’re exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.

Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids, may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Other naturally occurring antioxidants include flavonoids, tannins, phenols and lignans. Plant-based foods are the best sources. These include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, and even cocoa.

As a bonus, fruits, vegetables and whole grains high in antioxidants are also typically high in fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and good sources of vitamins and minerals. So enjoy the variety.

Purple cabbage is cheap & antioxidant rich

Checkout Dr. Greger’s video about Superfood Bargains.

Why is purple cabbage often called red cabbage? It’s purple. Red onions are purple too.

Juicers

I have an older version of this style Centrifugal Juicer. I’ve had it about 9 years. It’s made lots of juice.

We also have another pricier, fancy juicer with lots of parts. I haven’t gotten over my resistance to figuring out how to use it. It seems hard. The Centrifugal Juicer is easy.

Supposedly our fancy juicer extracts more juice and loves us unconditionally, or something.

Chill

This juice is best served chilled or over ice.

I like to drink it with a reusable glass straw or a reusable stainless steel straw.

If it’s too cabbage forward

Juice in an apple, orange, or some carrots to sweeten it.

Try to drink the juice shortly after juicing

This juice is alive with beautiful enzymes. To get max benefits from your juice, drink it shortly after juicing. If you don’t plan on drinking all of your juice at once, separate it. You do not want your saliva in the juice because it will breakdown the enzymes and good things in the juice. If you need to make the juice ahead of time you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours, if using a centrifugal juicer.

Extra Credit

I find that pushing the pulp through the Centrifugal Juicer after juicing, extracts more juice.

To get the most from your veggies, you can put the pulp in a bowl and set the juicer back up. Then pack the pulp into the tube and use the feeder to juice that pulp. You get bonus juice! Also, I probably consider you a better human being for doing this.

Clean the juicer, then drink the juice

Doing yourself this kindness of rinsing the pulp from the juicer and getting the juicer parts in the dishwasher is a gift you should give yourself. This little routine I have of making the juice, placing the juice in the fridge and cleaning up before I drink it, has made me love juicing. Trust me—soaking the juicer parts doesn’t cut it. Juice, clean up, drink…

Be sure to use the brush that your juicer came with to scrub the fine-screened part of the juicer before loading it into the dishwasher.

Compost if you can

Composting the pulp from the juice is a fantastic thing to do. If you need to wait & take the pulp some place else to compost it, store it in your freezer so that it doesn’t stink up your house. Also, if you put the pulp in the trash, without taking the trash out, it will get funky—dirty diaper funky.

Let’s Make Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice

Ingredients for Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice
Ingredients for Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice

Cut the cabbage into chunks that will fit into the feeder part of the juicer.

cutting cabbage for Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice

Feed the cabbage, lime, and ginger into the juicer.

If desired, strain the juice or hold back the foam with a butter knife while pouring into glasses. This makes the juice smoother.

Straining Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice
Straining Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice

Enjoy or chill & enjoy!

Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice
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Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice

This vibrant Purple-Ginger Antioxidant Juice is amazing. Wondering what would happen, I juiced a head of purple cabbage that had been in my fridge a while. The result was a tad sweet, a little radish-y/cabbage-y, and completely gorgeous. Then I added more depth of flavor with ginger & lime juice.
I wanted to name this The Jim Jones, but that's probably too dark & twisty. Also, it doesn't taste like death, at all. The bright purple color is stunning, no matter what you call it.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, California, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Antioxidant, Purple
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 of approximately one cup
Calories 69kcal

Equipment

  • Juicer

Ingredients

  • 1 head purple cabbage it's sometimes called red cabbage
  • 1 – 3 inches ginger root more to taste, a little goes a long way
  • 1 whole lime an extra lime to slice and garnish the glasses, if you are feeling fancy

Instructions

  • Cut the cabbage into chunks that will fit into the feeder part of the juicer.
  • Feed the cabbage, lime, and ginger into the juicer.
  • If desired, strain the juice or hold back the foam with a butter knife while pouring into glasses. This makes the juice smoother. Enjoy or chill & enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Information is approximate. 

Chill

This juice is best served chilled or over ice.

If it’s too cabbage forward

Juice in an apple, orange, or some carrots to sweeten it.

Try to drink the juice shortly after juicing

This juice is alive with beautiful enzymes. To get max benefits from your juice, drink it shortly after juicing. If you don’t plan on drinking all of your juice at once, separate it. You do not want your saliva in the juice because it will breakdown the enzymes and good things in the juice. If you need to make the juice ahead of time you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours, if using a centrifugal juicer.

Extra Credit

I find that pushing the pulp through the Centrifugal Juicer after juicing, extracts more juice.
To get the most from your veggies, you can put the pulp in a bowl and set the juicer back up. Then pack the pulp into the tube and use the feeder to juice that pulp. You get bonus juice! Also, I probably consider you a better human being for doing this.

Clean the juicer, then drink the juice

Doing yourself this kindness of rinsing the pulp from the juicer and getting the juicer parts in the dishwasher is a gift you should give yourself. This little routine I have of making the juice, placing the juice in the fridge and cleaning up before I drink it, has made me love juicing. Trust me—soaking the juicer parts doesn’t cut it. Juice, clean up, drink…
Be sure to use the brush that your juicer came with to scrub the fine-screened part of the juicer before loading it into the dishwasher.

Compost if you can

Composting the pulp from the juice is a fantastic thing to do. If you need to wait & take the pulp some place else to compost it, store it in your freezer so that it doesn’t stink up your house. Also, if you put the pulp in the trash, without taking the trash out, it will get funky—dirty diaper funky.
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Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 532mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2341IU | Vitamin C: 120mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg

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