How to Make Ginger Juice?
Making Ginger Juice is a very simple task. You will find different variations of making ginger juice in this article. I hope that it adds more variety that just the traditional way of making ginger juice. Take note that for all the ginger juice recipes will not require too much ginger as they would 3-4 tablespoons of ginger will suffice for each recipe.
You will find these ginger juice recipes to make:
- Traditional Ginger Juice
- Carrot Ginger Juice
- Apple Ginger Juice
I will also discuss some health benefits of drinking ginger juice or later on in this article. But first making juice out of ginger requires just a few things:
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- Fresh Ginger
- Carrots or Apple (Optional)
So here you go, some fresh looking ginger
A Good Juicer for blending…
You can find a variety of juicers including the one in the picture above below. Of course, you don’t have to spend big bucks on this. A decent one would be the Breville BJE200XL Juicer:
Alright so let’s begin:
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- Cut the ginger into slices. The slices does not have to be too thin.
- Once you’re happy with your ginger slices, place them into your juicer and start blending. Note that blending it too quick may destroy natural enzymes and minerals hence a slow blending speed is better.
- You might use up quite a bit of ginger from this.
- You can now mix the ginger juice with apples or carrot to add colour to its taste.
- Alternatively you can mix it with honey to get a sweet pungent ginger-ish flavour to it if the pungent taste of ginger is too much for you
- Now serve or store it in the refrigerator. The good news about ginger juice is that it can be kept in the fridge for long periods of time i.e 1 week without worrying that it will spoil.
Watch this Video to See How Ginger Juice Can be Easily Made with Your Juicer
The video should make things nice and clear if you have any doubts…
Carrot Ginger Juice Recipe
This is another relatively easy variation to make at home using ginger and carrots.
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- Slice ginger into smaller pieces and place them into a juicer
- Next add half a carrot OR 1 carrot sliced into the mixture and then start blending.
This carrot ginger juice blend should give you a different taste that will mild off the ginger taste but is still a relatively nice juice to drink.[/box]
Apple Ginger Juice Recipe
Apple ginger juice is another great variation to get a milder tasting ginger flavour. This recipe is a modified recipe commonly used to make Jazz Apple Ginger Juice.
- 5 apples, sliced to fit in juicer
- *I used the cores when I juice because there are vitamins and nutrients in the core and seeds.
- 1/2-1 lemon, rind removed, chopped
- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, skin removed
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- Get all the above ingredients ready. You can use Red Delicious Apples or Pink Lady Apples. It is really up to you what apples you want to use for this juicing recipe.
- Add the sliced ginger and apples into a juicer.
- Add a small portion of lemon.
- Juice it!
Ginger Tea Recipe or Tisane Recipe
Making ginger tea or tisane is very similar to making a traditional ginger juice recipe.
The difference is in the temperature of water. Below are the instuctions:
- Cut ginger into smaller sizes.
- Chop it into smaller pieces. Don’t chop it too finely.
- Next, add the ginger pieces into a teapot. Add boiling water into the teapot with the ginger inside.
- Allow the tea to steep for 10-15 minutes before drinking.
- You can add peppermint to increase the strength of the tea.
- Alternatively if you want a sweet element to ginger tea, add some honey.
Ginger Juice and Ginger Tea Health Benefits
Now that we know how easy it is to make ginger juice, what about the health benefits of ginger tea? Note that the benefits of drinking any ginger beverage including ginger tea is the same.
We all know that traditionally, ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber Officionale has been used as natural remedies for the common cold, stomach upsets and even migraines.
Current research from scientific literature has shown that ginger health benefits include:
- Treatment of Morning Sickness. This saves you having to go to the doctors to get so-called medicines that sometimes don’t quite fix your morning sickness. In fact, the British Journal of Anesthesia published an article showing 6 clinical trials showing good antiemetic/anti-vomiting effects of ginger in a variety of situations including nausea/vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Pain and Inflammation. Now pain and inflammation is one of the most common symptoms we’ve all experience before. It is already well establised in the scientific literature that ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and mild analgesic properties. The anti-inflammatory properties is itself good enough to prevent swelling, redness and pain hence the use of it is recommended on skin wounds and joint aches.
- Treatment for colds and flu. This is probably something that you and I know most about ginger. I personally like having grated ginger with honey. Sometimes I like to have it with a tinge of lemon or lime. I have tried mixing it with carrots before but I much prefer the traditional blend of honey and ginger.
- Alleviates symptoms of motion sickness. Not all of us will experience motion sickness. But I suppose if you do have ginger supply while you are on the go, getting some ginger and mixing it with water is a quick remedy for motion sickness.
- Anticancer Properties – Although there are articles circulating on the Internet that reports anti-cancer properties of ginger, most of its anticancer properties against colon cancer, ovarian and breast cancer cell lines are conducted on animal or in vitro studies. No in vivo studies have been carried out yet so this has not been confirmed.
Based on current literature, ginger health benefits are mostly restricted to anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and gastrointestinal relieving properties. For these reasons alone, ginger is already good enough to consume as ginger juice, ginger tea or as an ingredient in everyday food.