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Blueberry-Cabbage Power Juice

September/October 2013

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This healthy blueberry-cabbage power juice recipe is loaded with anthocyanins, which give the juice its pretty purple color and pack it with powerful antioxidants to keep your memory sharp. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this power juice recipe in a blender.


Makes: 2 servings

Serving Size: about 8 ounces each

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 medium red cabbage, sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 large apple, cut into eighths
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Preparation

  1. Working in this order, process cabbage, cucumber, blueberries and apple through a juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions. (No juicer? See Tip.)
  2. Fill 2 glasses with ice, if desired, and pour the juice into the glasses. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: No juicer? No problem. Try this DIY version of blended and strained juice instead: Coarsely chop all ingredients. First, place the soft and/or juice ingredients in the blender and process until liquefied. Then, add the remaining ingredients; blend until liquefied. Cut two 24-inch-long pieces of cheesecloth. Completely unfold each piece and then stack the pieces on top of each other. Fold the double stack in half so you have a 4-layer stack of cloth. Line a large bowl with the cheesecloth and pour the contents of the blender into the center. Gather the edges of the cloth together in one hand and use the other hand to twist and squeeze the bundle to extract all the juice from the pulp. Wear a pair of rubber gloves if you don’t want the juice to stain your hands.

Nutrition

77 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 27 mg sodium; 280 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (37% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Meal/Course
Snack
Servings
2
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
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