Drinking ginger juice can bring many health benefits to your digestive and immune systems. This juice is great to enjoy first thing on a morning, as it wakes up your whole body, which is why I called it “Wakey-Wakey”! Re-balance, re-connect and re-energise with this fab juice.
One of the active ingredients in ginger is called gingerol – a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Both help to re-energise your body from the inside out. If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits and effects ginger can have on your body, then read our earlier article: ginger shots – the health benefits of ginger juice.
Juicing tip: If you love ginger, then you can increase the size of the portion included in the juice, just be aware that it can feel very hot (like it burns) if you have too much. No need to peel, just pop it whole into your juicer. Follow the piece of ginger with the pear or courgette to encourage all that lovely ginger juice to move from the juicer into your glass.
Ginger juice: Wakey Wakey
3cm broccoli stem
2cm chunk ginger
Wash the courgette, pear and broccoli stem. Make sure you check for a label on the pear and remove it. You can leave the skin on your ginger, and lemon (if the lemon is unwaxed. If you´re not sure, remove the outer layer of the lemon skin). Put these items through your juicer, then pour the juice into a blender, add the avocado flesh and blend for 30-60 seconds. Drink and enjoy.
We suggest that you wash your juicer and blender first, before the bits of fruit and veggies harden and stick.
No fruit in your ginger juice?
The pear is a lovely sweet addition to this juice however, if you prefer a pure vegetable juice then we suggest you remove the pear. Add instead a handful of lettuce and 1 small pepino (a Spanish cucumber, or use ½ standard cucumber). Lettuce is a good addition to a juice, as it is low in calories, but high in water and nutrient content.
Love ginger juice? More recipes on our blog
Ginger can be added to most juices. If you want some inspiration, you might like to try one of these popular juice recipes:
- Combine ginger, apple and broccoli in our appropriately named: Ginger-Apple juice.
- Get the health benefits of cinnamon and the heat of cayenne pepper in this fabulous Ginger Spice juice recipe.
La Crisalida juice detox retreat
If you want to try a juice detox in a warm supportive environment, then come to La Crisalida Retreats. We are open all year round. Juicing for three days can give your body a good opportunity to rest, re-balance and re-energise. Get back to feeling like the real you! Read more about our detox retreats here.
About the author
- Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).