I’m not a huge juice drinker, hence why I don’t have a super expensive juicer. But juicing is all the rage. So I’ve tried different juices with friends… I’m not really into crazy juice fasts or fad diets. I really prefer to actually chew and eat my meals. Go ahead, call me a foodie, but there is something about sitting down to a meal that brings me the utmost pleasure.
I have yet to find a green juice that tickles my fancy, but I did fall totally in love with Snap Kitchen’s Carrot Ginger Elixir. After trying a few other carrot ginger juices here and there, I decided it was time to make my own!
I love a good ginger drink, I think that’s why I love this particular juice so much. I made my juice extra ginger-y but you can adjust that according to your tastes.
2 cups chopped and peeled carrots (about four large carrots)
2 cups cold water
4 tablespoons chopped and peeled fresh ginger root (about one three inch piece)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (the juice of half of one small lemon)
Yields approximately 16 ounces of juice.
You can find cheese cloth in the baking or kitchen supple aisle at the grocery store for $2-$3. I have used this method to make iced coffee before with great success! I have not tried it yet, but I think you green juice lovers will be able to use this set up too.
Blend for three to four minutes. You want everything to be as smooth as possible.
Pour the content of the blender over top the cheese cloth.
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