Cabbage and lemon juice: 7 recipes for your week

Also called green juice or detox , kale juice with lemon is rich in substances called flavonoids. This means that the drink has antioxidant activity, reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

In addition, both the vegetable and citrus fruit have fiber. For this reason, they promote satiety to the body and help the diet of those who want to lose weight .

Considered a morning juice, it can be consumed on an empty stomach to cleanse the body early in the day. But kale juice with lemon can also be an excellent alternative to a pre-workout . ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 )

If you want to try this drink and enjoy the benefits, the tip is to vary during the week with different recipes. For this, use your creativity and add other fruits, spices or vegetables of your choice, such as pineapple, ginger , carrots, etc.

Cabbage juice with lemon to lose weight

  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 glass of water.

Preparation mode

What is it for?

One of the main functions of kale juice with lemon is to aid in weight loss, due to the presence of dietary fiber in the ingredients. In the case of lemon, for example, pectin is responsible for the feeling of satiety.

In addition, the drink acts as a detox , cleaning the body and facilitating weight loss . All this without counting the benefits for those who train, since kale is one of the vegetables that has the most nitrate.

This compound is very important for sports practice, as it increases resistance during exercise . It is also a vasodilator, so it has protective effects on heart health.

The juice can also help to prevent anemia and in cases of constipation (trapped bowel), thanks to the iron in the cabbage and the fibers in the ingredients, respectively. ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 )

Cabbage juice with lemon and ginger

  • 2 cabbage leaves
  • 1 sicilian lemon
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed (or green banana flour).

Preparation mode

With the exception of flaxseed, pass all other ingredients in a blender or centrifuge. Once ready, place the drink in a cup and add the seed or flour. ( 5 )

What are the benefits?

In addition to the benefits of kale and lemon, this recipe also has the properties of ginger. Thermogenic action is an example of this, which speeds up metabolism, increases fat burning and also contributes to weight loss.

While the above recipe is a good choice for pre-workout, this one can be beneficial for post-workouts. That’s because the root still has the ability to treat muscle pain. ( 6 )

Cabbage juice with lemon and pineapple

  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 1 capuchinha flower (optional)
  • Green vegetables of your choice (taioba, parsley, mint, purslane etc)
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed to soak in a glass of water
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon.

This recipe is taught by the O Gibra channel, follow the step by step below:

What is it good for?

The addition of pineapple in the juice preparation adds not only the sweet taste, but also vitamins A, C and the B complex. In addition, it is a fruit rich in water and facilitates digestion.

This drink still contains ginger, turmeric, pepper and cinnamon, ingredients considered thermogenic. Already flaxseed helps reduce cardiovascular disease. Finally, green vegetables contribute more freshness and nutrients to the juice. ( 1 , 2 )

Cabbage juice with lemon and orange

  • 2 cabbage leaves
  • 1 big lemon
  • 2 oranges
  • 3 mint leaves
  • Water
  • Ice.

Preparation mode

Beat the cabbage with water in a blender, then strain. Return the liquid to the appliance and add the juice of the oranges and lemon. After mixing everything, put in the cup and use the mint leaves to decorate. Add ice to taste and serve. ( 7 )

Nutrients of this drink

For those who want to strengthen the body’s defenses and get rid of colds and flu, this is the best recipe. This is because the cabbage, lemon and orange are sources of vitamin C .

In addition, if the orange pomace is used in the preparation, the fruit can still help in the proper functioning of the intestine , since this part is rich in fiber . ( 2 )

Cabbage juice with lemon and apple

  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 apple without seeds
  • 1 orange
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • Salsa bouquets
  • lemon zest
  • Iced coconut water.

Nutritionist Thaisa Leal teaches 5 detox recipes on her YouTube channel and the first one is cabbage juice with lemon and apple . In addition to these ingredients, the specialist adds other items. Check how to do it:

What are the benefits?

Using the apple in this recipe will promote the health of the intestines, nervous system and skin. The fruit peels help in the digestion process and have a diuretic action . ( 2 )

In addition, nutritionist Thaisa Leal recommends using coconut water instead of mineral water, as the former is sweeter. With this replacement, it is not necessary to add sugar.

Cabbage juice with lemon and carrot

  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • ½ lemon
  • 455 g of carrots
  • 1/2 peeled ginger

Preparation mode

Use a food processor or blender to blend all ingredients. If you think it’s necessary, add a little water to facilitate the liquefying. ( 8 )

What is this drink for?

Carrots are known to be a source of vitamin A, which is beneficial for eye health. In addition, the same nutrient is essential to keep the skin and the young and beautiful hair .

It also helps in the regulation of the nervous system and acts beneficially in the functioning of the digestive organs. All this without counting the minerals calcium, phosphorus and potassium. ( 2 )

The orange colored vegetable still has carotenoids and phenolic acid, so it has antioxidant activity . This means that it works by protecting cells against oxidation, preventing diseases such as cancer. ( 1 )

Cabbage juice with lemon and passion fruit

  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • ½ tahiti lemon
  • 1 large passion fruit
  • 2 cups and ½ of water
  • Sweeten to taste.

Paula, from the Vegetarian Ham channel, teaches how to make four detox juices, including kale juice with lemon and passion fruit . In the order of the video, it is the last recipe cited. Follow up!

What is this juice good for?

Passion fruit is famous for contributing to the nervous system, improving its functioning. But, for those who don’t know, the fruit still acts as an antioxidant , preventing the aging of cells. ( 2 )

How many times a day can cabbage and lemon juice be consumed?

Homemade juices are natural and provide the nutrients needed to maintain a healthy life. But the most recommended for these juices is to take them once a day.

The time can vary according to your need and the ingredients you want to add. For example, in the morning on an empty stomach, a more detoxifying option can be used, such as apples.

Now, if the drink is consumed in the pre-workout to offer more resistance or in the post-workout to recover the muscles, any option is indicated, as the cabbage is the key ingredient.

Therefore, you can alternate with the recipes during the week, defining what your daily health focus will be and choosing the recipe that suits you best.

Why take detox juice?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most of the responsibility for morbidity and mortality from chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is the low consumption of fruits and vegetables.

For this reason, the agency advises the consumption of five servings of these ingredients per day. And that’s when the need arises to take a green juice or detox daily. ( 9 )

For example, when drinking a kale and lemon juice, you are already consuming two out of five units of vegetables and fruits a day. And this number increases as you add other items to the recipe.

In addition to improving the taste of some foods, especially vegetables, the intake of these functional drinks will contribute to your health.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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