Green Cabbage Tummy Soother

Cabbage juice
By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

It’s easy to overlook cabbage as a wonderful juicing ingredient. I think people are afraid their juices will taste like sauerkraut. But cabbage actually has a mild flavor when juiced, and pairs easily with apples and oranges. Cabbage is also a high-yield ingredient, and cabbage is typically inexpensive, so you get a lot of juice for your money.

Cabbage has an excellent L-glutamine content that is very beneficial to the gut mucosa, meaning it can soothe a troubled tummy. (The apple and ginger in this recipe also have tummy-soothing properties.) L-glutamine is an amino acid that is required for many functions such as protein synthesis, pH balance and energy. The L-glutamine helps maintain the gut barrier and helps increase the health of the mucosal barrier. Some studies show considerably shorter healing times by using cabbage juice with peptic ulcers and some studies go back 75 years. L-glutamine has also been shown to help reduce recovery time after surgery. Don’t be shy–give cabbage a try!

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  • ¼ head green cabbage
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 large or 2 small apples
  • ½ inch knob of ginger


  • Wash and scrub the produce and chop to fit your juicer.
  • Juice and enjoy.


Green cabbage – red cabbage, lettuce, spinach

Kale – spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, broccoli

Celery – cucumber, zucchini, celeriac/celery root

Apple – pear, pineapple

Ginger – turmeric, chilies

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1, 16 ounce (500 ml)

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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