Cabbage… it doesn’t exactly spring to mind when thinking of ingredients to include in a delicious meal, right? But for anyone out there looking to shed a few kilos or just be more conscious about their health, cabbage will be your best friend and there are plenty of ways to make it super deeeeeelicious!
Cabbage has recently become a firm staple in my diet, whether it’s in the form of a sauerkraut (you can see our recipe for that here), in stir fries or in my smoothies (I’m currently perfecting it in my smoothies so watch this space). I even roast it up for Annabelle and she loves it! Plus it is readily available all year round and is so inexpensive. Cabbage has so many amazing benefits, it’s a great idea to add it to your diet. Plus it’s super low in calories and is one of the best superfoods out there.
Haven’t convinced you yet? Keep reading!
1. It has detoxifying, diuretic properties:
In other words, if you’ve got a lot of water retention going on, eating mineral and water-rich cabbage on a regular basis helps your body release fluid and extra water weight.
2. Promotes debloating:
Cabbage possesses anti-inflammatory properties due to its high levels of vitamin C and A.
3. Supports digestion:
Cabbage is jam-packed with rich levels of fibre. Beyond constipation, cabbage juice also helps with those who suffer from regular heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other digestive tract issues.
If you’re not a cabbage fan, here are some recipes that we reckon may just well convert you.
Detox Rainbow Salad
To garnish: Toasted almonds and chia seeds
For the sauce
Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Note: You can try making the tomato sauce with this recipe too, or do what we did and add a little yoghurt dressing and some chopped nuts – so delish!*Original recipe here
Red Cabbage Soup
Note: We love this one topped generously with feta cheese. Give it a try, you won’t regret it!*Original recipe here