Juice Recipe: Red Alert

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When I watched the Juice Master’s documentary movie Super Juice Me, one of the participants seemed to benefit from drinking red cabbage juice. He really didn’t seem to enjoy drinking it though!

It got me thinking that a) I don’t often drink juice with red cabbage in it, and b) wouldn’t it be cool to come up with a great tasting red cabbage juice?!

Sticking with a red vibe seemed like a good way to start so I thought that red grapes and beetroot might work. But I found that to be a really strong juice. Not a bad taste, just strong. So I decided to add some peeled cucumber to water things down while not messing with the colour.

There is a lot of focus paid to drinking green juice and rightly so. But red cabbage is also in the Brassica family and shouldn’t be forgotten.

Ingredients (to make 600ml approx.)

  • bag of red grapes (500g)
  • 1/2 a cucumber (200g)
  • wedge of red cabbage (130g)
  • smallish beetroot (100g)

Method

  • Wash the grapes
  • Peel the cucumber and beetroot
  • Pick the grapes off their stalks
  • Juice all the ingredients together
  • For a pulp free juice, strain the juice through a sieve (I do)
  • Optional – add water to dilute the juice a little

Juice Fiend Says

I find grape juice pretty strong. When I was younger, I always liked my Ribena on the watery side. I suppose I could add more cucumber, but I’m quite happy diluting juices with a bit of water instead.

What’s your opinion on adding water to juice? Let me know in the comments.

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Andy Cowan is a veteran juicer who has been juicing for over 20 years. He ran a juice bar in Scotland and is happy to share his most popular juice recipes with you here. An expert on juice cleansing, he is here to help you reclaim your birth right - vibrant health.

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