Can the PURE Juicer grind spices? Absolutely. In our recent test kitchen, we decided to put our PURE Juicer to the test to see how well it did, and we can say with full confidence that it was fast and easy. So easy that we ordered spices in bulk for future tea.
PURE Juicer comes with eight different grids. The smaller the grid, the finer the grind. For example, coffee and spices use the smallest grid, the #2. Grids 3, 4, and 5 are good for nut butter, baby food, pesto, hummus, and ‘nice’ cream. Grids 6, 8, 10, and 12 are used mainly for juicing. We recommend using smaller grid sizes for softer fruits, and for produce like celery and ginger, always use the #12.
Why are spices good for your health?
Like juice, we believe that the real thing is always better than a pill. The nutrients are ‘closer to the sun’ (one of our favorite quotes from Gillian Ehrlich, ARNP, DNP, and medical advisor for PURE Juicer). Like fruits and vegetables, Spices contain phytonutrients that help our bodies. For example, ginger is a root. It has a ‘bioactive’ called gingerol. This bioactive is what helps us with nausea and inflammation. More about ginger from Healthline.
As used in this recipe, Cinnamon is the bark from the cinnamon tree. It has a bioactive called cinnamaldehyde. This bioactive is what is believed to help with cholesterol and blood sugar levels. More about cinnamon from WebMD.
We have also included seeds from fennel, cardamom, and nutmeg. We used the seed pods of the star anise. And we used cloves, which are flower buds from an evergreen tree. More about cloves.
John Hopkins Medicine speaks to spice supplements and how these can often be too big of a dose for daily consumption, defeating the purpose of being good to our bodies.
So, rather than looking for another pill, we use spices from a trusted source.
Chai Concentrate Ingredients
10 cups water
6-8 black tea bags
4-6 cinnamon sticks
4-6 star anise
20 whole cloves
15 green cardamom pods
8 fennel seeds
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 thumbs of ginger root
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
When grinding spices, we recommend you fill the feed tube with the recipe before turning the machine on.
We also recommend using a bowl that can surround the feed tube as the spices are dry and will flow out beyond a low set bowl (or add just a little bit of water). Using a #12 grid, grind the ginger.
On your stovetop, toast the spices until fragrant. Then, bring the freshly ground spices in ten cups of water and steep for 15 minutes. Then add the black tea and steep for five more minutes. Finally, add the honey or maple syrup to complete.
The chai concentrate is ready and can combine with any milk you prefer. We used two parts chai concentrate and two parts milk. We used oat milk and it was naturally sweet enough we did not need extra honey or maple syrup. If you’d like to try homemade almond milk or coconut milk, check out our demos on Instagram to make them with your PURE Juicer.
We want to thank Sweet Steep for their inspiration. You can check them out for their original version and other recipes.
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Happy juicing and happy tea time!
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