Thursday, January 16, 2014
Recipe: Green Juice with a Hint of Ginger (No juicer required)
The problem is I don't have a juicer. I used to have one, but it was a cheap one and didn't work very well and I found myself frustrated with it more than satisfied, and finally got rid of it. I would like a better juicer, but they're not cheap and right now it's just not in the budget. I thought that meant that I was limited to smoothies.
The other day I decided to give an idea a try, and I'm glad I did. Using my regular blender and a metal strainer (with small mesh holes), I mixed up some juice, strained out the pulp, and was left with a light, fresh juice that I can't get enough of.
Neither can the kids, if you can believe it.
Now I'll just keep sipping on this juice as I wait for spring.
This recipe makes about a quart (or one large Mason jar worth of juice.)
Green Juice with a Hint of Ginger
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped with core discarded
1 Pear, chopped with core discarded
2 Handfuls spinach, or other greens of choice
Juice of half a lemon
Grated ginger to taste
1 tsp. Honey (optional)
2 1/2 Cups Cold Water
1- Put everything in the blender, and mix. Taste and adjust if needed.
2- Put a strainer over a wide mouthed jar or a large bowl, and pour the juice in it in two or three batches, stirring and pressing with the back of a spoon to filter the juice through. Repeat until complete, and discard pulp.
3- Pour juice into desired container, and add a few ice cubes.