Introduction: Cultured Red Cabbage

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In this Instructable, you will learn how to make cultured cabbage smoothie. Cultured vegetables are different from sauerkraut as it uses a starter. In this recipe, the greens are blended, as opposed to shredded.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Two heads of cabbage
Body Ecology Diet Culture Starter
1/2 tsp of sugar source (molasses, sugar, honey, or agave nectar)
1 1/2 cup of warm (but not hot) water*

High-speed blender (e.g. Vitamix or Blend Tec)
Mason jars with lids and screw bands
Large bowl
Medium-sized tray

Step 2: Mix Starter With Warm Water

Mix the culture starter with 1-1/2 cup of warm water and 1/2 tsp of sugar. This step activates the bacteria. Let it stand as shown by its instructions.

Step 3: Slice Vegetables

Step 4: Blend Vegetables

Step 5: Mix the Starter With the Smoothie

Once 20 minutes has passed, add the starter/sugar mixture into the smoothie. Mix well.

Step 6: Pour the Smoothie Into Jars

When pouring into jars, leave about one or two inches of headspace for gas bubbles. It should be fermented in three to seven days.

Step 7: Once Fermented, Refrigerate It

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