Cabbage juice is a popular detoxifying drink, but it can be difficult to make without a juicer. Cabbage juice is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. It also contains antioxidants that help boost your immune system and provide relief from inflammation.
If you don’t have a juicer or want to try something new for your health regimen then this article will show you how to make cabbage juice without a juicer.
There are many ways in which you can do this, but it is important that you understand how each method will affect the taste of your drink.
With how busy life gets these days it’s difficult to find the time to make cabbage juice from scratch everyday – luckily there are ways you can still enjoy this delicious beverage without a juicer. Here I will show you how!
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Health Benefits of Cabbage Juice
Cabbage juice contains large amounts of vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium. It is also high in sulfur (a compound that aids the body’s blood vessels), chlorophyll (which helps to purify the liver), and calcium phosphate (which strengthens bones).
Cabbage also helps with skin problems such as acne because it has anti-inflammatory properties.
The thick cabbage leaves are one of many foods which have been used for centuries by herbalists to help heal broken bones, sprains, or bruises. When consumed regularly cabbage can reduce cholesterol levels naturally.
The benefits of including this type of homemade vegetable juice into your daily diet cannot be overstated! All you need is a juicer…but how do you make cabbage juice without a juicer?
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How to Make Cabbage Juice in a Blender
Making cabbage juice in a blender is a little different than making it in a juicer. There are more steps involved, but you really can make delicious and smooth cabbage juice in a blender!
Choose the Correct Type of Cabbage
The first thing you need to know about how to make cabbage juice in a blender is that not all cabbages will work. You want to use green or purple cabbage for the best results.
If your chosen type of cabbage is red, it most likely won’t produce enough juice and/or have too strong of a taste for drinking straight up.
You can blend it, but you will probably want to dilute the juice with water or another type of cabbage.
Sauerkraut is also a great option for making cabbage juice in a blender! This works especially well if you are wanting more tangy/tart flavor out of your drink. It isn’t as sweet as green or purple cabbage varieties which make it perfect for adding apple cider vinegar and squeezing fresh oranges into at the end after blending.
Things you’ll need to Make Cabbage Juice in a Blender
- A blender or food processor with a strong motor (no need to get the most expensive one on the market, but you shouldn’t use something that isn’t going to work well either!)
- Mesh strainer
- Mason jars or similar
- Cutting Board
Prepare the Cabbage
First, you need to wash the cabbage to get rid of any dirt or grime.
Then, cut out the core and roughly chop up your cabbage into chunks that will fit in your blender without having to be cut down further once inside.
You want to cut the cabbage up into manageable pieces. You don’t have to do anything too fancy here, but you need a few inches of stalk and then several large leaves before getting down to how much actual juice you can get out of your selected type of cabbage.
Add the Cabbage to the Blender
Once you have your cabbage chopped up, put it in the blender.
What works best is to fill the blender halfway with cabbage and then add some water or another type of cabbage before adding more.
The goal here is to get as much liquid onto/into your ingredients while they are blending so that there isn’t anything left over by the time you’re done. The ratio will depend on how big your batch of cabbage juice ends up being!
You can always start out with just a little bit of extra liquid if needed but, once it has been blended for too long, not enough added fluid could damage your motor (especially if this is weaker than what would be required for juicing).
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Fermentation of your Cabbage Juice
When you are finished blending, you will see how much pulp is left over in the juice. This can be discarded, or I like to pour my cabbage mixture into a large bowl, add some filtered water and blend again to get every ounce of juice out of it!
Now for the fermenting part: You need two clean glass jars which should not touch each other while fermenting at room temperature. Put about a cup of filtered water inside each jar and then pour the cabbage juice into them.
Now it’s time to add some good bacteria! You can do this by simply sprinkling in a little bit of whey. It may seem like an unnecessary step but fermented foods are all about building up beneficial gut flora which keeps us healthy.
Seal the jars so that no air can get in and leave them at room temperature for about 3 days.
Do I Need to Ferment Homemade Cabbage Juice?
If you are planning on storing your cabbage juice in the fridge for any longer than a few days, it’s better to ferment it. If not fermented, all of that good bacteria will be killed off when cold and so once opened or diluted with water (which is how I usually drink my homemade cabbage juice), this beneficial plant food becomes useless as its health properties have been diminished by heat exposure.
However, if you’re going to consume your fresh Cabbage Juice within a day or two then there’s no need to add whey or ferment anything! Just remember that whenever we prepare vegetables at home through blending and juicing they lose their nutrients very quickly unless kept in the fridge; thus only last one-two days maximum before oxidizing which means losing their health benefits.
The best way to maximize the nutrient content of homemade Cabbage Juice is by fermenting it and making a Kraut Juice! Just omit to add whey when you’re blending everything together because we will add probiotic powder later on and that works as our “fermenting agent”.
There are many different types of good bacteria that can be added to your cabbage juice such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus (most common), Bifidus sp., or how about an antioxidant-rich combination like Berberine + Curcumin? This would make for a great liver detoxifying kraut juice with various medicinal properties; just sayin’…
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Strain the Blended Cabbage Juice
Once your cabbage juice has been fermenting for 3 days, you now need to strain it.
This step is so easy and this is the best way to do it.
First, you can pour the cabbage juice into a large strainer over a bowl or jar that has been placed on top of your counter. Then I like to take some cheesecloth (or even a paper towel) and gently place it inside the strainer until all of my cabbage juice has been strained through.
Now just remove the cloth with either your hands or tongs if they’re available – making sure not to spill any! If done correctly, this will be very simple because as long as you’ve blended water in along with your cabbage pulp then most of it should have already seeped out leaving only dry ingredients behind which make for a much easier clean-up.
How to Drink your Freshly Made Cabbage Juice?
When you are done with your fresh cabbage juice, how do you drink it? There are several ways to enjoy the new healthy beverage. You can add some honey or lemon for flavor, but most people like drinking their freshly made cabbage juice straight from a cup. It is important to wash out whatever container was used to make the juice so there isn’t any residue of food still in the container that could go bad if left alone too long after being washed.
How Long Will Cabbage Juice Last After Being Made?
After you make your own homemade fresh cabbage juice how do you keep it from spoiling too fast? Cabbage juice should generally stay good for about 72 hours if stored properly.
The best way to store freshly made fruit or vegetable juices is by using glass containers with snap-tight lids or sealed plastic bags without pressurized valves inside them since they allow air to escape as the juice is poured out of them. You can also use jars with screw-on lids that have an airtight seal since they prevent the juice from oxidizing and turning brown as it sits in them.
How to Make Cabbage Juice Without a Juicer – Final Thoughts
Cabbage juice is one of the healthiest drinks you can consume. It helps your body detox, it has anti-cancer properties, and it can help with many other ailments.
One of the most popular ways to make cabbage juice without a juicer is by using a blender. Not only will you be able to extract all the benefits from this drink, but it may also taste better than when made with other methods.
The benefits of drinking cabbage juice include weight loss and detoxification among other things so I hope these tips will help you on your way!