Purple Plus Juice – Recipe Of The Week

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

Plums are coming to the end of their season in Australia and there are plenty of cheap plums to be purchased, so it’s a good time to grab them and use them in a juice, smoothie or any other healthy recipe you have.

Plums contain carotenoids and polyphenols (chlorogenic acids), these have excellent anti-oxidant properties. Chlorogenic acids have demonstrated in studies that they may reduce hypertension and risk for skin cancers.

Cabbage has a long list of beneficial health properties that have been shown to reduce risk factors for disease. Cabbage juice may help to heal peptic and duodenal ulcers due to its natural glutamine content. Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid that can reduce inflammation and improve the integrity of the lining of the digestive tract. Red cabbage also contains anthocyanin, a potent anti-oxidant.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 plums
  • 1/4 small purple cabbage
  • 1 beetroot (beet)
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 orange

Directions:

  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Remove the stones from the plums.
  3. Chop the desired amount of cabbage; I used a small purple cabbage.
  4. Peel the orange.
  5. Juice ingredients.
  6. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Substitutions:

  • Plums – red grapes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Purple cabbage – green cabbage, silverbeet (chard), radicchio
  • Beetroot – carrot, radicchio, cabbage, silverbeet(chard)
  • Celery – spinach, cucumber, zucchini(courgette), apple, kale
  • Orange – lemon, grapefruit, lime, mandarin, tangerine, green apple

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on product size and juicer 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 (C.Med) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. With over 13 years of clinical experience working in Sydney and London specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care, Claire uses nutritional dietary guidance, juices, superfoods, herbal medicine, supplements and lifestyle advice to support her clients' health goals. Claire has worked for and closely with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the Liver Cleansing Doctor and who has written over 25 health related books, for more than seven years. Claire has also previously worked with other health and vitamin support companies that offer people in remote areas with health, lifestyle and dietary advice. Claire started working for Joe Cross three years ago after the release of his first movie Fat, Sick &Nearly Dead supporting Rebooters who are partaking in juice cleanses. She writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes, juices and smoothies and is one of the nutritionists who runs the Guided Reboot programs.

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