Cruciferous Cures Juice Recipe
This juice recipe combines white Cruciferous vegetables with the healing properties of carrots to create a great tasting healthy juice recipe that is packed with many nutritional benefits.
When you think of cruciferous vegetable juices you probably think of a green juice made with kale, Brussel sprouts, or broccoli.
In this recipe, however, I wanted to use white cruciferous vegetables as they strengthen and target white blood cells. The white light they harness from the sun provides a sense of safety, purity and cleanliness energy to your cells and body systems.
When combined with carrots (or any other healing food) they also amplify the healing properties of the carrots.
Let me be clear here, these vegetables do not cure any disease however they do provide high-quality liquid nutrition that may assist you in your treatment choices.
The term “cruciferous” comes from the Latin word “crucifer,” which means “cross-bearer,” referring to the four-petal cross-like shape of the flowers in this family. These vegetables are known for their high nutrient content and health benefits, such as being a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as having potential cancer-fighting properties.
The juice is Sweet and Peppery and great cold from the fridge.
- 1/2 cauliflower
- 1/2 cabbage
- 4 radishes
- 6 carrots
Juicing Time: 8 min
Juice Qty: 1000ml
- Remove leaves
- Break apart into pieces
- Chop up the stem and juice
- Cut into slices about 5cm wide
- Chop into pieces small enough to fit down the chute
- Cut off the leaves
- Juice whole (if they are large cut into halves)
- Cut carrots lengthwise
- Juice with skin on
- Note: If larger carrots are used cut lengthwise again, into quarters
I started with the cabbage. Add in handfuls and let the juicer push each handful through before adding more.
Next juice the cauliflower also in handfuls and again go slow letting the juicer push the ingredients through before adding more.
Juice the radishes next. Add them one at a time.
Finish with the carrots. Make sure to go slowly with carrots because they are very fibrous. Add half a carrot at a time.
Tip: you can swap the radishes for one daikon radish if you have them available
Cauliflower is a nutrient rich vegetable that is excellent for supporting a strong immune system and optimum health.
Cauliflower contains powerful anti-cancer compounds such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane which are particularly beneficial for helping to prevent breast, cervical, ovarian, colon, stomach, and prostate cancers.
Sulforaphane enhances the production of phase II enzymes which help remove carcinogens from the cell.
Incredibly high in vitamin C, K, and B-complex and minerals such as boron, calcium, molybdenum, and tryptophan. It is also a good source of high-quality protein that is easily assimilated into the body.
Abundantly available in Autumn and Winter the humble, inexpensive, and readily available cabbage is a must have on your list of juicing ingredients. It has a mild flavour and pairs well with apples and oranges.
Cabbage juice is loaded with nutrients, such as vitamins C and K, and drinking it is linked to many benefits, including weight loss, improved gut health, decreased inflammation, balanced hormones, and body detoxification.
One of the best-researched health benefits of cabbage juice is its ability to heal ulcers. The high content of glutamine in cabbage, an amino acid that is the preferred fuel for the cells that line the stomach and small intestine, is likely the reason for cabbage juice’s efficacy in healing ulcers.
There are over 30 different types of radish varieties. They come in all kinds of different colors including red (common variety), purple, white, pink, black, yellow, and almost everything in between.
The leaves of radish can be eaten or juiced if they are fresh. They are almost as good as cilantro for removing radiation and heavy metals like mercury, lead, and aluminum from the body.
Radish bulbs can assist in respiratory disorders, bronchitis and asthma. It is a known decongestant, i.e. it helps relieve congestion of the respiratory system including nose, throat, and lungs.
Other health benefits include:
- Helps with headache and nausea
- Improve blood circulation
- Mouth & breath freshener
- Regulates metabolism
- Preventing heart disease
Carrots are well known in juicing circles as the ‘anti-cancer kings’ of the vegetable world. They contain antioxidants including alpha-carotene, lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene to name a few. Beta-carotene is the main nutrients when it comes to its cancer preventing properties. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. It is believed that beta-carotene can break down the protective mucous membrane around cancer cells.
Carrot juice is also an effective natural remedy for an ulcer in the stomach. When carrots are juiced, they’re higher in antiseptic phytochemical compounds that inhibit the growth of unfriendly microorganisms in the intestines.
Kuvings Master Juice Chef
Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.
Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.