I love spending time in the kitchen: Experimenting with “unknown” vegetables or fruits, juicing, designing new recipes… and of course tasting my creations.
When I have some time ahead of me (during weekends or on vacation for instance), I love juicing first thing in the morning. Juices are so refreshing, filled with vitamins and so… yummy!
To create this delicious morning juice, you will need:
1 juicy orange
A piece of ginger root (or less if you think that the taste of the ginger is too pungent – I love how it tastes, so I throw 1 big stalk of ginger in there)
A piece of fresh turmeric root
You can now juice your ingredients.
Or, if you don’t own a juicer (like me), blend the ingredients together and then strain them.
PS1: DO NOT THROW THE PULP AWAY!!! You can reuse it to make some delicious dressing, dipping sauce, cold soup, “carrot cake” oatmeal, etc (or you can even use the pulp as a face mask! More on that in a future post…)
PS2: As always, try and buy organic or local food whenever you can.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene. Well hello bright complexion!!
Oranges are rich in vitamin C, which will boost your immune system and… will help enhance collagen production (= happy skin!!)
Ginger has stomach-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants.
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant root. No wonder that it has great immune boosting qualities!
All in all, this juice may improve your metabolism and help your blood circulation. Drink this juice for a while and you will notice that your skin is more glowing and dewier!
Do not wait too long before drinking your juice. Try and consume it as soon as you strained it. Otherwise the live enzymes and the vitamins will deteriorate once exposed to air. You will then lose a lot of the nutritional benefits of the juice…
For the lucky ones out there who have a slow masticating juicer, you can store your juice for up to 24 hours in a refrigerated container.
It’s up to 72 hours for the juices made with a press juicer!!