Brussels sprouts juice: green and mean but are we keen?

Juicing them is one way to use up those unloved veggies. But despite the many health benefits, does it actually taste good? Amy Dickson finds out...

Ingredients for the easy green juice
Ingredients for the easy green juice
Just two ingredients needed for the Goodness Me shot
Just two ingredients needed for the Goodness Me shot
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Ingredients for the easy green juice
Ingredients for the easy green juice
Just two ingredients needed for the Goodness Me shot
Just two ingredients needed for the Goodness Me shot

Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a staple of every Christmas Day. Through the years mums up and down the country have tried new ways to get this potent little veggie from plate to palate, from boiling them and caressing with butter, to teaming up with crisp cuts of pancetta. Well now the infamous sprout has had another makeover, thanks to the Juice Club who will sell its Fresh Juice – made from Brussels sprouts – in Fortnum & Mason over the festive period.

The makers claim the juice offers a ‘distinctly clean and punchy way to enjoy the Yuletide super food’. Indeed, not only is it a good way to use up those sprouts lurking in your fridge, but our beloved mini cabbages are high in potassium, iron, vitamin C and K – perfect for battling the winter cold.

Health benefits are all fine and well, but does a juice made from Brussels sprouts actually taste good? Sold in two forms, as a juice and as a shot, I made my own concoction of both variations and put them to the test.

Amy’s easy green juice

  • Six Brussels sprouts
  • One apple
  • One pear
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

1. Wash your sprouts and trim the ends
2. Wash your apple and cut in half or quarters, depending on the size of your juicer funnel
3. Wash and halve your pear
4. Push through your juicer, pour and enjoy!

Goodness me shot

  • Four Brussels sprouts
  • Handful of spinach

1. Wash your sprouts and trim the ends
2. Wash your spinach
3. Push through your juicer and pour
4. Enjoy…if you can!

The verdict
Surprisingly, the juice was actually very nice. The addition of pear was a good one (if I do say so myself) and the warm aftertaste of cinnamon really came through; it was like the flavour of Christmas. I would definitely make this one again as I couldn’t even taste or smell the sprouts.

The shot, on the other hand. Where do I start? The final product was the purest emerald green colour and tasted as strong as it looked. The smell emanating from my poor, defenceless shot glass  – a souvenir from Barcelona – was almost putrid and the texture was less than smooth. If you’re really keen on getting your vitamin fix, then by all means give this one a go. But be sure to have a glass of water handy to wash it down afterwards!

What other weird and wonderful things do you do with your Brussels? Get in touch!

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As Brand Content Manager I plan, create and curate the best articles, photos, videos and music for our channels, in particular the blog. With a degree in Journalism under my belt and many years’ experience in the big smoke as a journalist and editor, my focus is firmly on discovering the little gems hidden away in Center Parcs life, before buffing them up to make them sparkle online. From on-village events to the latest travel industry trends, I’ll be there – notepad in hand – to bring you the most entertaining and interesting stories.