I hope you had a good St Patrick’s day. This is not a green drink but it will help if you enjoyed one too many green beers.
My Jack Lalanne Power Juicer is one my favorite new kitchen gadgets. At home juicing taste so fresh, vibrant and rejuvenating you will never go back to store-bought. I love making everything from green juices to fresh pineapple juice for Painkiller cocktails.
Here are few tips I live by with my juicer:
- I don’t bother with peeling apples, carrots, or ginger.
- Don’t put a whole citrus through juicer. The pith leaves a really bitter taste. I squeeze lemon juice by hand and add it to my juice.
- Ginger keeps well in the freezer. I never use all of a large root of ginger before it dries up in my refrigerator. I cut it into 1 inch thumbs and keep it in a zip top bag in the freezer. Allow frozen ginger to thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes before putting it in the juicer. In a pinch I pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds if I can’t wait for it to thaw.
- Cleaning a juicer can be a bit cumbersome. I make juice for up to 3 days at a time. I store it in air tight jars in the refrigerator.
- Experiment with your favorite flavors! I have recently turned to my spice rack for inspiration from ground turmeric and ginger. Ground ginger works great if you don’t have fresh.
- Try to buy organic whenever possible. Juicing releases everything from the fruit or vegetables to include chemicals.
- Carrots and lemons last forever in the refrigerator. Buy in bulk!
This juice mix idea came from my recent ski trip. After long days on the mountain and very sore legs I made a turmeric, ginger, honey and lemon tea. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. It is member of the ginger family and has many of the citrusy, spicy, zesty flavors of ginger. I have yet to try juicing fresh turmeric and haven’t seen it in the store. For now I use powdered at about 1/2 teaspoon per glass of juice or cup of tea. Be careful turmeric stains anything light colored very easily, to include laminate countertops.
- 2 organic apples
- 2 organic carrots
- 1 inch ginger root
- ½ lemon
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- Juice apples, carrots, and ginger in a juicer.
- Squeeze lemon juice into juice.
- Whisk in ground turmeric.
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