I made a promise to myself to start juicing more in the New Year. I’ve got this great juicer and it wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. I’m not really interested in juicing just oranges, red apples, grapes or other high glycemic fruits because a) I don’t drink the juice versions of those fruits anyway and b) they’re high on the glycemic index (GI). If you’re at all struggling with weight loss or have a tough time managing your blood sugar levels, it might be a good idea to eat these fruits in moderation and drink the juice rarely – if at all.
The focus here today is on what I concocted. How the concoction could benefit your body follows below.
- a couple amazing spices – ginger and turmeric
Four (4) 1″ tubers of turmeric, peeled
1 1/2 inches of ginger root, peeled
- a couple tangy fruits – cranberries and lemon
1 1/2 c cranberries
1 1/2 lemons, peeled
- added lots of H2O and stevia, too
3 c. cold water
2 packets of stevia**If you don’t like the taste of stevia, substitute honey. Don’t use any other form of artificial sweeteners. All the good stuff in this juice will be negated by the yuck of artificial sweeteners.
It’s tangy – and a little spicy (in a ginger sorta way), but good! To be honest, my 5-year-old said, “I tried it and I just don’t like it.” I think she heard the word “juice” and expected something that tasted like, well, her kinda juice. So, if you’ve got kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, don’t be offended if they turn their nose up at it.A really nice bonus about this homespun juice is that it’s cheap. All of the ingredients cost me about $3 from Whole Foods. When do you ever hear that? Nice!