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Cancer-Fighting Mexican Mamacita Juice Recipe

Combat cancer with this savory juice that contains quercetin, which is found in red onions.

From "Plenish: Juices to Boost, Cleanse and Heal"
September 2015

  • Mexican Mamacita juice and ingredients
    This savory juice contains red onions, which have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and cancer-fighting properties.
    Photo by Mowie Kay
  • Plenish cover image
    "Plenish: Juices to Boost, Cleanse and Heal" by Karen M.L. Rosen contains recipes for delicious and healthful raw juices, as well as tips on how to practice effective juice diets and cleanses.
    Cover courtesy Mitchell Beazley
  • Mexican Mamacita juice and ingredients
  • Plenish cover image

You are what you eat, and consuming fresh, raw juices is one way to flood your body with nutrients and cure your ills. Plenish: Juices to Boost, Cleanse and Heal (Mitchell Beazley, 2015) by Karen M.L. Rosen is a collection of juice recipes and cleanse programs for detox, well-being and vitality. This recipe for a cancer-fighting juice comes from the chapter “Hardcore Deep Greens.&rdquo

I desperately wanted to incorporate red onions into a juice, as I’m in love with their health benefits but don’t love eating them raw. Onions are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and contain the phytochemical quercetin, which has been reported to help fight cancer. During recipe testing, we “high-fived” when we sampled this recipe, it’s that good. Think gazpacho comes to the juice bar. I like this juice in the evening on a cleanse, as it’s rather savory and a nice respite from sweeter juices I prefer during the day. You can keep the chile seeds in if you want some more heat. I do!

Cancer-Fighting Mexican Mamacita Juice Recipe


• 1 salad tomato
• 1 green chile
• 1 cup cilantro
• 1/2 red onion (peeled)
• 1-1/2 cucumber
• 1/2 lime (peel and pith removed)


Put ingredients into a juicer and process.

Find more recipes and information on juicing and juice cleanses in The Benefits of Superfood Juices with Greens, Roots and Fruits

This excerpt has been reprinted with permission from Plenish: Juices to Boost, Cleanse and Heal, by Kara M.L. Rosen and published by Mitchell Beazley, 2015.

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