Ginger Jolt Energy Juice Recipe with Master Chef

This juice recipe is all about boosting your energy levels.

Ginger stimulates circulation, watercress provides a plethora of vitamins and minerals for energy production, and grapefruit offers a refreshing burst of antioxidants and vitamin C that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism by aiding in the synthesis of carnitine, a compound that helps the body convert fat into energy.

Regular consumption of this juice can help combat fatigue, improve focus and concentration, and support overall vitality.

Happy Juicing!  

Taste

Wow, great juice. It has a wonderful jolt of spicy, peppery ginger with a slight sweetness. It is a hydrating and refreshing juice.

Ingredients

  • 20g watercress (or rocket substitute)
  • 5 cm ginger
  • 2 pears
  • 2 grapefruits, yellow

Juicing Time:  3 mins
Juice Qty: 600ml
Serves:  2

 

Preparation

Ginger

  • Wash and dry
  • Cut into thin pieces the size of your thumbnail leaving the skin on

Pear

  • Remove the hard wooden stems
  • Juice whole or cut in half if too big to fit into the wide chute

Grapefruit

  • Remove the outer skin keeping as much white pith as possible
  • Cut into halves or quarters to fit into the wide chute

Watercress

  • Roughly chop

Cold Press Juicing Method

Start with the watercress. Add the entire 20g to the juicer.

Add the pears next one at a time. They will help push the watercress down and onto the press.

Juice the grapefruit next adding them in pieces one at a time and allowing the juicing to press each piece through before adding more.

Lastly, add the ginger.

 

AUTO10 Layering: watercress, pear, grapefruit, ginger

Tip: Watercress can also be made into an herbal tea by pouring boiling water over a handful of greens and allowing too steep for 15 minutes or more. 

 

Health Benefits

Ginger

Ginger is one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices. It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo.

Ginger is like every's favourite Auntie (anti). Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-bacterial.

Ginger will support your overall immune system, so is great to use during the winter months, to help fight off colds. Gingerols in ginger cause a rapid and noticeable widening of the blood vessel walls and in turn helps to enhance circulation and also lower blood pressure.

Ginger also has its own signature variety of vitamin C and helps bring the body out of a reactive state when you’re sick.

 

Pear

Pears come into season during Autumn and help add some much need moisture to our dry lungs from the summer’s heat. They act as an appetite suppressant and stomach tonic to prevent you from overeating at meals.

Pears are often overlooked by the apple for everyday juicing, but just like apples they are one of the top life-changing foods to consume.

The pear helps rejuvenate the pancreas, an organ that is also overlooked but plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells.

Pear juice is high in electrolytes which can stabilize blood sugar. Plus, pears are low in calories making them great for weight loss.

I highly recommend you add pears to your juice pantry.

 

Tip:  when a pear is hard and crunchy it juices better, and its fiber content is higher. When a pear is soft, its glucose levels are higher, it is very easy to digest and better eaten or blended in a smoothie.

 

Grapefruit, Yellow

Yellow grapefruits are high in vitamin C, which is essential for immune function, collagen synthesis, and wound healing. Consuming foods rich in vitamin C may help reduce the duration and severity of colds and improve overall immune function.

Yellow grapefruits contain various antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, flavonoids, and lycopene. These compounds help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Like other citrus fruits, yellow grapefruits have a high water content, making them hydrating and refreshing. Staying hydrated is essential for overall health, as it supports various bodily functions, including temperature regulation, nutrient transport, and waste removal.

Finally, Yellow grapefruits are a good source of potassium, an electrolyte that helps regulate blood pressure and maintain proper muscle and nerve function.

 

Watercress

Despite its humble appearance, watercress is a leafy green powerhouse of nutrients. It's packed with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as several B vitamins. Watercress also contains iron, calcium, and magnesium, which are essential for energy production. Additionally, it's rich in phytonutrients like sulforaphane, which can help combat fatigue and improve overall vitality.

The significant amount of vitamin K in watercress plays a crucial role in bone metabolism and calcium absorption. Adequate vitamin K intake may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and improve bone density.

It contains high levels of iodine which is beneficial for both the thyroid and immune system. Watercress also has antibiotic properties similar to those in the onion family which also gives it a spicy flavor and kick.

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Gary Dowse  

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

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June 01, 2024

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