How To Make Ginger Juice (and score some ginger paste while you’re at it!)
Ginger tea scored high on our list of favorite anti-inflammatory teas, and for good reason.
Ginger contains gingerol which is known have medicinal properties due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities.
This may reduce chronic inflammation which is believed to contribute to many conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers.
But that’s not all. Studies have shown ginger may reduce cholesterol levels, help with osteoarthritis and lower blood sugars as well.
And if you experience nausea at night or nausea after eating, ginger can sometimes work better than nausea medicine to calm your stomach. But remember, if nausea symptoms persist more than 12 hours always be sure to discuss with your doctor as it may be a symptom of a more serious condition.
Clean Eating Press is brought to you by Mayi Spring Salt as part of their goal of promoting the clean eating lifestyle and the recipe we’re going to discuss today is a perfect fit for advancing that mission.
It’s a recipe that provides another refreshing way to help increase your ginger consumption beyond ginger tea. And that is with homemade, natural ginger juice. The best part is, you don’t even need a juicer – a blender will work just fine. Ginger juice makes for a great pick-me-up during a long day, so be sure to try this all-natural ginger juice recipe.
6 inch piece of organic ginger
Juice from 2 organic limes
3 or 4 sprigs of mint leaves, minced (optional)
4 tablespoons agave nectar (or substitute with honey)
4 to 8 cups water (depending on how strong you like it.)
- Wash and peel ginger.
- Slice ginger into 1/8 inch lengths.
- Place in blender.
- Add 2 cups of water to blender.
- Add mint leaves and agave nectar to blender.
- Blend for approximately 2 minutes.
- Add 2 more cups of water.
- Blend for 1 more minute.
- Pour mixture through strainer into large pitcher. Use back of spoon to press juice out of ginger paste in strainer.
- Chill and serve.
That brings us to the hidden bonus in this recipe. You can save the ginger paste left behind in the strainer to add to tea or other drinks/dishes down the road. If you prefer your ginger paste without the mint and agave nectar flavors, just add those ingredients to the ginger juice in the pitcher after you strain it so the paste left behind is pure ginger paste.
If you’re wondering how to store ginger paste, just pop it into an air-tight container and stick it in the fridge. It should be good for a few weeks.