There’s a new trend making a big splash at juice bars and health food restaurants across the country. It showcases one of our favorite small green vegetables, and it’s putting a delicious spin in beverages from raw juice cocktails to green smoothies. If you haven’t put fresh Brussels sprouts juice on your menu yet, get ready to wow your customers with an exciting new wave in healthy beverages.
Serving Juice With Benefits
If you serve it, will they really come? Yes. They’ll come because health-conscious consumers know the Brussels sprout has a very nutritional profile. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K as well as calcium, potassium and magnesium. The health benefits of Brussels sprouts juice include all that goodness.
This newest entry in the juice bar lineup also entices customers hungry for something different in green smoothies. The natural sugars in raw vegetables add sweet accents to earthy flavors and complement a variety of fruit and veggie combinations. Brussels sprouts add the benefits of high dietary fiber content to the mix making the sprout a natural in healthy cleansing cocktails.
Juicing Brussels Sprouts for Recipes
We’re often asked, “Do Brussels sprouts juice well?” Yes, they do, and that makes them an easy-prep addition to any health food menu. Follow these simple steps, and you have healthy Brussels sprouts raw juice for all kinds of green drinks and smoothies.
1. Prepare fresh sprouts by washing in warm water.
2. Slice off sprout base or stalk, and remove any damaged leaves.
3. Cut into pieces that easily fit into juicer feeding chute.
4. Press plunger down firmly and slowly to juice Brussels sprouts.
5. Process 1/4 to 1/2 cup of juice per pass depending on juicer capacity.
6. Blend with other juiced ingredients to taste, and enjoy right away.
7. Limit refrigerator storage time to no more than 24 hours.
Now, you’re ready to add Brussels sprouts juice benefits to all kinds of creative recipes. With the help of our associate chefs, we’ve come up with an original smoothie recipe that balances flavors from slightly sweet to green and citrusy. It’s delicious served straight, and it’s a great starting point for building your own green beverage creations.
Boggiatto’s Brussels Sprout Cleansing Juice
1 cup Brussels sprouts
1 green apple, cored
2 celery ribs
1/2 lemon, peeled
Start by juicing fresh Brussels sprouts, and follow up with fruit and vegetables. Depending on the size of your juicer, you may want to process ingredients separately and then blend. The results are two servings of a very healthy drink and one of the tastiest green juices to earn a spot on your restaurant’s menu.
Marketing Freshly Juiced Sprouts
So many health food chains today are finally earning their rightful place on consumer radars locally and nationally. The most successful brands do it by appealing to customers who want to enjoy the latest trends and explore new flavors. Brussels sprouts juice delivers a special freshness that caters to those appetites.
Imagine your restaurant’s health-conscious consumers ordering cleansing cocktail blends of Brussels sprouts juice with pineapple, lemon or lime. Picture pleasing the crowd with handcrafted Brussels sprouts smoothies at the juice bar. It’s easy to see it all leading to rave reviews posted across social media. Freshly juiced Brussels sprouts can quickly become a winning addition to your menu and your marketing strategies.
Helping You Serve Your Best
There’s a lot to celebrate with this latest raw vegetable juice trend. It shines a spotlight on the healthy, flavorful Brussels sprout, but the real star is the culinary creativity developed in commercial kitchens every day. We applaud the talent and work you put into satisfying constantly changing consumer appetites.
We put all we have into helping you serve your customers with the freshest premium vegetables available. We do it every day too. From our fields to our packing and shipping operations, Boggiatto Produce always delivers our very best to your restaurant tables.