Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GRAPES OF HEALTH JUICE: CABBAGE & GRAPE

Hello! I've been looking forward to making this juice since the beginning of my fast and today I finally made it! Today's juice is a simple but awesome and power packed mix of purple cabbage and red grapes. I choose these two ingredients because they were both purple (I know, not very scientific) BUT also because I knew that they are really great sources of vitamins and minerals, here is a short overview of their goodness.


Cabbage
  • Not only is is gorgeous, it is very tasty and super good for you it has many antioxidants, carbs (the good kind) and dietary fiber (which I need now). Not only that, but the  vitamin and mineral content of raw purple cabbage is the most significant reason to have it!
  • A single serving of raw purple cabbage contains about 20 percent of our daily recommended intake for vitamin A
  •  80 percent of our daily recommended intake for vitamin C 
  • 1-cup serving include notable levels of folate and vitamin K; calcium, magnesium, and  potassium. (seeing that I juice half a head, I think I'm well covered!)
Grapes

  • Vitamin C grapes contain high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that assists your body in ridding itself of free radicals within the body
  • Vitamin B1 If you're looking to get an energy boost - I am!
  • Flavanoids help reduce the body's chance of suffering from blood clots
  • Potassium helps lower high blood pressure and increase energy
  • Manganese helps the body build stronger bones and also builds the connective tissue throughout your body. It also assists the body in calcium absorption, which is very important for those looking to build healthy bones.

 Juice Recipe



What I used:
  • half a head of a medium purple cabbage
  • a bunch of grapes (I used red grapes, but you can use whichever kind you want)
  • a good juicer
  • a mason jar to store extra juice
* I am making a bout a liter of juice, so if you only want a cup or two cuts the ingredients by 4 or 2


Steps:
  1. I washed the cabbage and grapes
  2. I cut the cabbage in small pieces to make it easier for my juicer to juice them
  3. I juiced all the grapes first (my little brother wanted some grape juice so I had to do this twice)
  4. I then juiced the cabbage
  5. I mixed the both, poured myself a cup and stored the rest in an air-tight sealed mason jar.





Resources
Styles, Serena. "Nutrients in Purple Cabbage | Healthy Eating | SF Gate." Healthy Eating | SF Gate. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.

 "The Nutritional Food Value of Grapes / Nutrition / Healthy Eating." FitDay - Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013. .

2 comments:

  1. How long can you store the juices in the jars?

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  2. I've drank juices up to 72 hours later - not as fresh as drinking them the same day as made, but still totally drinkable.

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