Orange, Ginger, Carrot & Turmeric Power Juice (1)

Power Juice Orange Ginger, Carrot & Turmeric

Fresh February I’m calling it!  I’m, like many at this time of year, needing to get back into healthy, clean eating.  Our holidays were amazing and I enjoyed every bite of the delicious food and every sip of the wine and G&T’s but now that reality has hit the waistbands are a bit tight! Coupled with a particularly nasty bout of cellulitis in my ankle (thanks to blisters from new shoes gone nasty) some self care in the form of clean eating and exercise is in order I think! Cue some Power Juices.  I thought that for each week of February I’d share a Power Juice recipe with you starting with this Orange, Ginger, Carrot & Turmeric one, interested?

I’m not a nutritionist so most definitely am not offering professional advice. I did do a year long course in nutrition out of personal interest to try to understand which foods may harm and which foods may assist in healing. It was very interesting & I try to incorporate some of the learnings into our food at home.

Orange, Ginger, Carrot & Turmeric Power Juice

If you are interested I’ve put a quick summary as to why I’ve put all the ingredients into this juice to make it a “Power” one…if you are not scroll on down to the recipe. It’s a refreshing and tasty one.

I’m fully into the powers of turmeric at the moment for it’s anti-inflamatory properties. I’ve still had to take anti-biotics for my ankle but if turmeric can help I’m willing to try, cellulitis hurts!!!

Ginger is known for helping to quell nausea and also may help with certain types of pain because it can block pro-inflamatory prostaglandins (hormone like chemicals!) plus it adds a tasty kick.

Carrots = beta carotene which the body converts into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for keeping skin,hair, nails and eyes healthy.

Oranges = excellent source of Vitamin C and good source of folate and potassium. Vitamin C helps protect against cell damage from those unpleasant free radicals & helps boost immunity.  Plus the oils in the peel are a natural essential oil that can help lift your mood – try it and see. Let me know if it works for you.

Lemon = so many benefits! Another excellent source of Vitamin C which is good for collagen building in the skin, immune boosting flavinoids that can boost lymph flow and strengthen blood vessels and it’s astringent properties are good for cleaning out the digestive tract.

Water – you know all that already, drink it!

Want the recipe now?

Power Juice Orange Ginger, Carrot & Turmeric

I make my juices in the Thermomix and if you don’t have one I recommend a blender over a juicer as a juicer takes out all the fibre and we want the fibre. (Lemon juice is also good for removing turmeric stains on thumbs!).

Orange, Ginger, Carrot & Turmeric Power Juice

at least 4 glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 oranges, peel removed, roughly chopped (ie whole pieces of the fruit)
  • thumbnail size of peeled fresh turmeric
  • teaspoon size of fresh ginger (peeled)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (or a quarter of a lemon with the peel removed)
  • 1 1/2 C (375 ml) water
  • 1 C ice

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients (except the ice) into the Thermomix or blender - blitz on a high speed until finely chopped. (Speed 9 / 10 seconds)
  2. Add ice and blitz again until there are no chunky bits (Speed 9 / 40 seconds)
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy
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Are you needing a “Fresh February” too? Do you juice? Are you interested in knowing the healthy benefits of food or just want the recipes & only the recipes? 

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3 comments on “Orange, Ginger, Carrot & Turmeric Power Juice (1)

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    February 3, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I’ve heard so much about the benefits of turmeric. This looks and sounds delicious. Will have to give it a try 🙂

  2. Debra Dane
    February 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Turmeric is on my watch list right now – have autoimmune illnesses and working on trying some recipes to boost intake beyond curries. can you do this with an actual juicer instead of blender – will have to google juicing turmeric and ginger (i think you can). thanks

    • Vicki
      February 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that you are fighting an illness at the moment, not much fun! I think you can put them through the juicer, I just prefer blenders because you can put the whole fruit/vegetable in and get the benefits of the fibre too. Wishing you a speedy recovery. xx

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