Stomach Soothing Cabbage Juice
This isn’t the most “appealing” juice but it does have it’s benefits. For instance – those who want a natural source of L-Glutamine whether for sports or because they have a sensitive stomach and looking to improve their digestion. I think this recipe is kind of like that cough syrup – it tastes awful, but it works 🙂
The Benefits of Cabbage Juice
- Contains a high content of L-Glutamine which is essential to the mucous membrane along your digestive tract
- Increases energy (like any form of juicing does because it’s a concentration of vitamins and minerals)
- Can decreases stomach cramping/pain due to indigestion (not digestive conditions)
- Part of the brassica family which means it contains high concentrations of indoles which aid in the elimination of excess estrogen and regulates your reproductive hormones – PMS be gone!
Downsides of Cabbage Juice
- Smells awful so it may be hard to drink at work (I literally left my work building and drank this on the sidewalk secretly)
- Tastes very sharp – a bit spicy – but that’s kind of what I love about it
- A bit time consuming because you have to clean your juicer multiple times (as with any juice), but I tried to make a lot in advance to last 3 days (though some people prefer not to do this)
- You have to lug back about 3 – 4 cabbage heads per week from the grocery store, sometimes all at once if you’re short for grocery time – but a rolling carrier or back pack or a car easily solves that!
I also added ginger to the recipe. Ginger is an antispasmodic and contains antimicrobial properties, and carrots contains a high amount of vitamin A, also necessary for the mucous membrane of our digestive tracts – so this is what I juice when I feel like crap and it makes about 2 – 3 servings.
My Stomach Soother Cabbage Juice
created by Sarah Maughan – makes about 2-3 servings
1 head green cabbage
1 large carrot
1 medium piece ginger root (2 – 3 inches)
Add to a juicer and juice!
Bring on the spicy flava!
*Optional you can add apple to kick up the sweetness, but keep in mind how often you’ll be drinking this as any fruit will bump up the natural sugar content
About Sarah Maughan
Sarah Maughan is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist based in Toronto, ON and has been consulting since 2009. Her website aims to educate you, make you laugh, help you live and inspire you to eat whole food! To stay up to date sign up for free blog and recipe updates! In the meantime, empower your body with food!Sign Up for Free Info