While there’s nothing wrong with being a dedicated cheese and pastry eater, we all need balance in our diets, too. There’s been a resurgence in the popularity of juicing recipes recently, and there’s a reason for that—juicing is a great way to reap the benefits from a variety of vegetables and fruits, some of which might not make their way onto our dinner tables that often. It’s also a sneaky, but effective, way to introduce needed nutrients to kids who might turn their noses up at certain foods. Mine aren’t fans of red cabbage, but love this juice.
Just so nobody thinks all I do is eat cake and bacon all day, I’ve made one of my favourite and simplest breakfasts. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day—next to dessert—and to combat poor sleeping habits, I need a good boost to fuel my brain and body in the morning. There’s a well-documented and potent nutritional punch available from eating pineapple and red cabbage, and the combo has the added benefit of making a great detoxing juice. At any rate, you’ll feel refreshed drinking it.
Quarter the apples, but don’t peel and core them. You can juice the seeds and peel.
Depending on the type of juicer being used*, start with pineapple and re-juice the pulp a second time.
Alternate juicing the red cabbage and apple so that the drier cabbage won’t clog the juicer. Add water at the end.
Makes enough for 4-5 250 mL glasses.
*I have a masticating juicer, so alternating the wet and dry ingredients is necessary.
To complete the breakfast, serve it with a bowl of plain yogurt, sweetened with honey and topped with hemp hearts, granola, and berries. The bowl of café au lait on the side is adult only. Kids can stick to juice or milk.