Is Cabbage Juice the New Zero Carb Gatorade? – Eat Fat Lose Fat

Is Cabbage Juice the New Zero Carb Gatorade?

Fermented Cabbage Juice

Yes, I know that a Zero Carb diet is “supposed” to be all animal foods. HOWEVER, I've been having some digestive issues as of late, and have felt the need to add a bit of fermented good bacteria into my system. We will see how this sauerkraut related cousin works…

Ahhhh, cabbage juice tonic. A very simple yet refreshing beverage that I first saw in the Nourishing Traditions cookbook! I think it will be the new Gatorade for us zero carb / keto / low carb folks! No more will I need to rob my sauerkraut of its juice, as I can make separate ‘sauerkraut juice’. This is considered to be a super food tonic because of the good probiotic bacteria in this juice.

The great thing about this lacto-fermented cabbage juice is the taste is actually refreshing and can also help provide minerals and vitamin C during the keto flu / low carb flu. It's salty, pleasantly sour and contains no vinegar.

Cabbage Juice collage

Fermented Cabbage Juice
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Serves: ½ gallon
Salty, sour and surprisingly refreshing - like sauerkraut brine except a bit lighter! Drink 4 ounces a day with meals or in the morning to help digestion. This juice is great with a little cayenne pepper mixed in.
  • ¼ of a green cabbage - although using purple cabbage would probably be fine too
  • 1½ Tablespoons Celtic sea salt or pink salt (do not use iodized processed salt)
  • optional - ¼ cup liquid whey (reduce salt to 1 T if using)
  1. Shred cabbage finely with a stainless steel knife and pound briefly with a meat hammer or a wooden pounder to release some of the juices.
  2. Place in a 2 quart (half gallon) jug with salt, optional whey (if using) and enough water to fill the container.
  3. Cover tightly and leave at room temperature for 2 days before transferring to refrigerator.

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