Brussels Sprout Savory Juice

Summary
brussels-sproutsThey’re tiny, they’re green and they’re tasty. Today we’re featuring Brussels sprouts. As their name might suggest to you, Brussels sprouts were first a product of Brussels in Belgium. These days though, they’re available all over the place, including at your local farmers market. Brussels sprouts are a relative of cabbage and almost look and taste like little cabbages. But although they may look diminutive, there’s nothing small about the health benefits of Brussels sprouts. 

Brussels Sprouts Health Benefits

A single serving of Brussels sprouts contains only 58 calories. But they’re a great source of vitamin C, providing you with 162 percent the recommended daily amount in a single serving. Additionally, Brussels sprouts are a significant source of iron and other vitamins and minerals.

There is also some evidence that phytochemicals in Brussels sprouts might help to lower cancer risk. In clinical trials, some of the phytochemicals in these green morsels were shown to prevent DNA damage. This is good news, although more research needs to be done.

But regardless, this juice is capital H healthy! And it’s tasty as well. The hint of onion adds a savory taste, but you can leave it out if you (or your coworkers) find it offensive.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of Brussels sprouts
  • 1 Cup spinach
  • 1 Stalk of celery
  • 1 Onion to taste

Directions

  • Rinse all ingredients.
  • Peel the onion and juice it first – that way the other ingredients will help to flush the onion flavor out of your juicer
  • Juice the rest of the ingredients and enjoy.
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