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Purple Powerhouse Juice Recipe

by | Sep 14, 2023 | Lunch Juice

Description

When you need some extra energy in your day drinking any fresh cold press is a better choice than the artificial energy drinks on the market because of the natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables.

This juice recipe is a true powerhouse with 398 calories per litre, almost zero fat and a massive 9 grams of valuable plant protein.

Drink one glass before and one glass after exercise to fuel your brain, nervous system and muscles.

 

Happy Juicing!

Taste

A very easy juice to drink that is sweet and peppery.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 purple cabbage
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 lime

Time: 8 mins
Qty: 1000 ml
Serves: 4

Preparation

Cabbage

  • Cut into half
  • Cut into slices about 5cm wide
  • Chop into pieces small enough to fit down the chute

Beetroot

  • Cut in half and then into quarters
  • Slice each half into thin slices to make it easier to press.
  • Juice with skin on (you can also juice the leaves and stems if you have them).

Pineapple

  • Slice off the outer skin
  • Cut into long thin strips to fit down the chute
  • Chop the core into small chunks

Lime

  • Thinly slice off the outer skin
  • Juice whole

Cold Press Juicing Method

Start with juicing the purple cabbage. Add handfuls at a time and let the juicer press everything through before adding more.

Next juice the beetroot slices. I like to add about 1/4 at a time.

Juice the pineapple slices next adding one piece at a time making sure you don’t feed the juicer too fast. Keep the pineapple core for last.

Add the whole lime and then add the pineapple core pieces last.

 

Tip: cabbage is very noisy when being pressed through the juicer, this is perfectly okay.

Health Benefits

Purple Cabbage

Purple cabbage is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains 36 anthocyanins. These nutrients increase communication between aging brain cells and help fight off free radicals. High in Vitamin C and one of the cruciferous vegetables that may help prevent certain forms of cancer.

Purple cabbage is an ideal food for a healthy digestive tract as it is known to help reduce bad bacteria and promote good friendly bacteria in the gut. Purple cabbage is particularly beneficial for the nervous system due to its purple colour and has even been shown to help reduce the buildup of plaque in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

It is also an excellent food to juice for ulcers, osteoporosis, constipation, and weight loss. Purple cabbage is also great for boosting the immune system and reducing chronic inflammation in the body.

Best when eaten raw or juiced.

Beetroot

Beetroots are regarded as the "jewel" of the vegetable kingdom. They are the sweetest of all vegetables, they're loaded with nutrients and plant-based minerals that can ward off disease and help you experience amazing health.

Nutrition: They are rich in iron and nitric oxide which allows nutrients to flow through the capillaries which are so small that red blood cells can only travel single-file through them.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: The folate in beetroot helps lower high levels of homocysteine in your blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when animal proteins are broken down. They can damage and narrow your arteries, which may lead to heart attacks and strokes. The nutritional qualities of beetroot profoundly affect the pulse and the rhythmical pattern of the heart. I like to say that beets help your 'heart beat'.

Immune System: Beetroot leaves can also be eaten or juiced if you have them available. They have known benefits for improving eye health, vitamin K, and vitamin C, for boosting the immune system. The leaves are higher in iron than spinach leaves.

Muscular System: Beetroot is beneficial for the muscular system due to its high content of nitrates, which are converted into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps improve blood flow to the muscles, which can enhance exercise performance and reduce fatigue. Additionally, beetroot is rich in potassium, magnesium, and iron, which are important for muscle function, energy production, and oxygen transport. Including beetroot in your diet can support muscle health and improve overall athletic performance.

Recipes: click here

Pineapple

Pineapple juice is filled with antioxidants, soluble fibre, and living water which keeps you full and hydrated at the same time. A perfect fruit to juice for weight loss.

Nutrition: Pineapple has large amounts of vitamin C like its orange cousin, but it also has bromelain, an enzyme that helps suppress coughs and loosens the mucus that often accompanies colds.

Immune System: The power of bromelain and vitamin C in pineapple work together as a bacteria fighter, mucus cutter, cough suppressant, and overall immune system booster in the body. One cup of pineapple juice supplies over 50% of the daily amount of manganese, a trace mineral important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Pineapple strengthens the immune system. Look at the armor of protection around the flesh. The fruit can take up to 2 years from flower to fruit. It has to outlast all four seasons... twice, which means that pineapple's resilient, strong, energetic nature gets passed onto us when we consume them.

Respiratory System: Pineapple contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that has anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain may help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract, making it easier to breathe, especially for individuals with conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, which is important for immune function and respiratory health. Vitamin C helps protect the lungs from infections and may reduce the severity of respiratory symptoms.

Skeletal System: Pineapple benefits the skeletal system through its rich nutrient profile. It is a good source of manganese, a trace mineral essential for bone health that is involved in bone mineralization and the formation of bone matrix proteins necessary for strong bones. Pineapple is also rich in vitamin C, which plays a vital role in collagen synthesis, a major component of bones, cartilage, and connective tissues, thus supporting bone formation and repair.

Additionally, pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme mixture known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce inflammation in the body and supports overall bone health by potentially alleviating symptoms of conditions like arthritis. The various antioxidants in pineapple, including flavonoids and phenolic acids, help neutralize free radicals that can damage bone cells and lead to bone loss, thereby supporting bone strength and density. Pineapple also provides potassium, an electrolyte that supports bone mineral density by neutralizing acids in the body that can leach calcium from bones, helping to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

Recipes: click here

Lime

When you think of limes think of cleansing your Lymphatic system. They may only be small but do not let the size make you think they don’t pack a punch. They are ultra-hydrating and electrolyte-producing because of the mineral salts.

Fresh-squeezed lime offers bioactive calcium that your body craves, antioxidant flavonoids for fighting disease, and they help purge many toxic substances like plastics and synthetic chemicals.

Tip: fresh lime juice squeezed onto a small cut or abrasion is a powerful disinfecting, antibacterial aid.

Limes are not only a zesty addition to dishes but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why limes are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Limes are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain vitamins A, B, and D, as well as minerals like calcium and magnesium. 

Digestive System: The acidity of limes can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. This can aid in the digestion of food and prevent digestive issues like indigestion and bloating.

Immune System: Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Limes are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other illnesses. Limes also contain some of the most highly absorbable vitamin C around.

Detoxification: Limes are often used in detox diets because they can help cleanse the body and promote the elimination of toxins. The citric acid in limes helps stimulate the liver, which is the body's main detoxification organ.

Skin Health: The antioxidants in limes, including vitamin C, can help reduce the signs of aging and improve skin health. Lime juice can also be used topically to lighten dark spots and blemishes on the skin.

Hydration: Lime water is a refreshing and hydrating beverage that can help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Staying hydrated is important for overall health and can help improve energy levels and mood.

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Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

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.

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