From the title you may be able to tell that the color of this drink is green. The green color of this juice comes from bok choy. It is a vegetable used in Chinese cuisines. It is often used as stuffing in spring rolls. Bok choy is recommended because it doesn’t taste bitter and tends to be tasteless. We can flavor the juice however we want it.
Bok choy is originated in China. It is often called Chinese cabbage or Peking cabbage. This vegetable is increasingly popular in Europe’s culinary world especially in England due to the increasing population of Chinese descendants there.
Chinese cabbage is popular due to its crunchy stems and fresh leaves. You can tell if bok choy is no longer fresh by the watery stems and withered leaves. The best way to keep it is refrigerate it in dry condition. Don’t wash it if you want to keep it for a long time. If you prefer washing it before keeping it in the refrigerator, wrap it with paper to absorb all the water.
This vegetable is rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, folic acid (vitamin B9), and calcium. This vegetable also contains an abundant amount of vitamin B2, vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium. Beta-carotene can help reduce the risk of some cancers (cataract for instance). Folic acid is good for pregnant women. It can also help prevent obesity and diabetes type 2. Eating one cup of bok choy can give you calcium as much as 15% of the recommended daily calcium intake. Just like any other vegetable, bok choy is a good source of fiber. Try this recipe and gain all the benefits of the fiber and antioxidants.
For two servings
– 70 grams of bok choy (Chinese cabbage)
– 250 mL of ready to drink soursop juice
– 150 gram of pear
How to make it
– Wash the vegetable and the pear with warm water
– Cut off the bottom part of the stem.
– Peel the pear. Cut them into pieces.
– Cut bok choy into pieces.
– Put all the ingredients into a blender. Blend it well.
– Pour it into a glass. Refrigerate it for a while if you want to serve it cold.
Nutrition facts per serving:
– Energy: 88 calories
– Fat: 0 gram
– Carbohydrate: 21 gram
– Fiber: 3 gram
– Protein: 1 gram
– Vitamin C: 20 mg