Hello from the middle of a loooooog juice cleanse. I’m Januarying so hard it’ll be mid-February before it’s all said and done. More on the details of the cleanse and my tenuous (if high-energy!) grasp on sanity in a later post. But today, here’s a great little recipe for your juicer that you’ll love incorporating into your real-life eating (or hey, your next juice cleanse).
Turmeric shots are a delicious, vibrant blend of turmeric, ginger, golden beet, carrot, orange, green apple and lime juices. They’re a nice little natural pick-me-up full of micronutrients. Compared to, say, your average balanced green juice, they’re high in naturally occurring sugars and best served in cute doses of a few ounces, which is all you need anyway.
This recipe makes two to three cups, which you can store in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge for up to three days, especially if you use a masticating juicer like mine. Or freeze in ice cube trays and then transfer to a zip-top bag to store in the freezer for up to a month. You’ll lose a bit of nutrient value this way, but they’ll still be little powerhouses and MUCH better for you than anything or anyONE else orange I can think of.
And here’s a fun, fascinating fact. Since these shots contain beet juice, they can improve your athletic performance. This sounds like hippie witchcraft, but it isn’t. It’s the coolest. Check it out.
Here’s the recipe. Talk to you soon.
Turmeric Shot Recipe
This strong, vibrant golden juice tastes as great as it makes you feel. It's best served in small amounts (a few ounces at a time), since it's made from relatively high-sugar fruits and vegetables. With a three-inch piece of ginger, the juice is very gingery (which I like), so cut down if you'd rather have a milder ginger taste and feel. I use the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, a masticating juicer that juices pretty efficiently and preserves nutrients for a longer period than centrifugal juicers. You can make this recipe with any juicer.
- 2 pieces turmeric (2 to 3 inches each)
- 1 3-inch piece ginger
- 1 medium golden beet, peeled
- 2 limes, skin and white pith removed
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 large juicy orange (such as Cara Cara), skin and white pith removed
- 2 small green apples
Feed all ingredients through juicer in the order listed. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve if you like. Stir and serve a few ounces at a time. Keeps tightly sealed in the fridge for several days, or freeze in ice cube trays and store tightly sealed in the freezer for up to a month. (You'll lose some nutrients this way, but it's still good stuff.)