Zero-Waste Series – Where we make cold-pressed juices and show you a way to use the pulp and peels.
One of the most popular cold-press juice recipes in the winter in our PURE Juicer community is the lemon-ginger-turmeric shots. Since we posted this recipe last year, we have added the orange and pineapple to take this immune-boosting juice to the next level.
Immune Booster with Pineapple
2 cups of ginger-turmeric
This recipe yields 40 ounces of juice. We like to drink five ounces at a time because of the spice from the ginger and turmeric.
We simply wrap and press the citrus. We use a liner either a bag or cloth. And we grind the ginger and turmeric using a #12 grid tray and we clean it out often to prevent clogging.
Ginger and turmeric are fibrous so this is an instance where we recommend cleaning the grid tray often. The pineapple is wrapped and pressed to finish off this amazing drink. No liner required. Remember to press the pulp twice for maximum yield and fill your glass jars to the top for the longest shelf life in the refrigerator. You can freeze the juice for up to 30 days too. Please read our blog about freezing juice for the best result.
Zero-Waste Friendly Recipes
If you thought you were done with your produce, surprise! Actually, you can be done with this produce by adding it to compost but today, we’d like to show you how to use the pulp and peels to create a tea that is worthy of entertaining.
It is said that there are more nutrients in the rinds than in the meat of the produce itself. Although PURE Juicer grinds and presses most of the nutrients from anything it juices, there is still flavor from the leftover pulp. Let’s see how we made it.
We took the pulp from our recipe above – lemon, orange, ginger, turmeric, and pineapple. We filled our tea filter with as much of this as we could and then poured the hot water into the teapot for steeping.
We added some of the fresh juice into the tea and let it steep for another two minutes.
We had some beautiful ice cube sticks filled with allspice, cinnamon, vanilla, and cloves that we added to our mugs and then poured our tea over the top to watch them melt and simmer. Sweeten to your preference.
Health Benefits of Our Ingredients
Ginger consists of a powerful bioactive compound called gingerol. This compound has been extremely effective in reducing inflammation and preventing the spread of detrimental diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. Studies have also shown that ginger can significantly lower blood sugars and cholesterol.
Turmeric is another useful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, helping to protect against foreign invaders and repair damage within your body. Its contents have proven to help with arthritis and depression.
Lemons fuel immunity and reduce the risk of disease while also supporting healthy digestion. They are great for lowering one’s LDL, the bad cholesterol that leads to heart disease if levels are too high.
Oranges are also great for immunity, but they can protect cells from damage, facilitate the building of collagen to heal wounds faster, and increase absorption of iron.
Pineapple is rich in nutrients, such as vitamin C, manganese, fiber, and B vitamins. These help with tissue growth/repair, bone formation, immune response, metabolism, and the formation of red blood cells to aid oxygen transportation.
Give it a try and let us know what you think! And stay tuned for more fun recipes and uses for your organic pulp. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about new blogs and sales.
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