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.
1headpurple cabbageit's sometimes called red cabbage
1 - 3inchesginger rootmore to taste, a little goes a long way
1wholelimean extra lime to slice and garnish the glasses, if you are feeling fancy
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!
Nutrition Information is approximate.
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.
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.www.planttestkitchen.com