Ginger and chili kick starter – without a juicer

Are you among those people that believe that you need a nice and expensive juicer to make your own juice? Well, I was once one of those people and as I knew I was moving from one end of the world to another I didn’t wanna go and spend the necessary amount of money on a juicer and was therefore not making any juices.
After a winter with a few colds, a sore throat and a bad craving for home made juice I decided to come up with an alternative. I went to my kitchen, looked in all my cabinets and quickly decided to try the blender, bowl, colander and kitchen towel method and you know what? It worked perfectly… and in that moment I realized that I had probably just saved about $200 (the average price for a good juicer in Denmark) – $200 that I could use on something else and still get a perfect juice whenever I wanted 🙂
Know that I have moved I still use this method as I find it a little stupid to spent money on something that I can do myself and get the same result. Of cause it takes a little longer (15 minutes) but I think it is worth it in the end and you will definitely fell more passionately about your juice when it is made this way 🙂

If you get hooked on the juice-without-a-juicer idea, you can check out my other my other juice recipes which includes carrot and clementine, clementine and orange, cranberry enegizer and the green vitamin bomb.

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 large or 4 medium apples

1 orange

0.5 lemon

1 chili

1 tbsp ginger root

0.5 cup water, cold

Rinse the apples in cold water, remove the core and chop into smaller pieces. Place in a regular blender together with the cold water. Blend for a few seconds to give space to remaining ingredients (this is not necessary if your blender is big enough to contain it all).
Peel the orange, lemon and ginger, cut it into smaller pieces and add it to the blended apples together with the chili. I have used a Tabasco chili, which gives it a little kick – not too much, not too little, but you can use any chili.
Blend it all well together. I use the ‘liquify’ button on my KitchenAid blender for about 30 seconds.

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Find a bowl, a colander and a kitchen towel. It is important that it is a brand new kitchen towel that you only use for juicing and nothing else.
Place the colander in the bowl, cover it with the towel and pour approximately half of your juice batter into the towel.Ginger & chili juice 2

Use one hand to assemble the towel and the other hand to twist it around. Keep twisting to get all the juices out. Remove the all the dry fruit from the towel and repeat the process with the other half of the juice batter.
This portion makes about 3.5 cups (a lille less than 1 liter) and is enough for 4 servings.

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Let the juice rest in the fridge for an hour or two if you want a strong ginger taste. Otherwise you can serve immediately in a glass with a few ice cubes.
If you have kids and plan on serving this juice for breakfast, you should consider leaving out the chili and only use half of the ginger.

Serve for breakfast, after a trip to the gym or use it as a natural remedy against a sore throat. This juice can be serves for anything at any time, so there is no excuse for not trying it 🙂

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Bon Appétit Friends!

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 large or 4 medium apples

1 orange

0.5 lemon

1 chili

1 tbsp ginger root

1.25 dl water, cold

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Clementine and Orange Juice – true sunshine

I don’t know about you, but I really need to experience some sunshine very soon! The Danish winter weather has been so wired this season – it has been like a yearlong autumn with rain, storms and grey skies and it is not until recently that we have gotten a bit of snow. Actually some one told me the other day that we have only had 10 hours of sunshine in January… WTF ….!!! No wonder that I miss the sun and all it brings (including the important D-vitamines).
Well, if the sunshine won’t come to me and I don’t have time to vacationing right now, I will have to ‘settle’ with this PERFECT clementine and orange juice. It has a strong and still mild taste of summer and sunshine.

 

Ingredients (4-5 cups)

8 small clementines

2 large oranges

2 large apples

 

Peel clementines and oranges. I use a knife, but if you want to get as much out of the fruits as possible you can peel it using you fingers instead. Then remove the core of the apple and chop it.

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Place all the fruit in a blend and blend until smooth – it takes approximately 3-4 minutes at medium speed. Cover a mixing bowl with a tea towel and pour the blended fruits in the bowl. Assemble the towel and squeeze with both hands until all the juice is in the bowl and all you have left is the dry fruit meat. Orange and Clementine Juice 2_Fotor_Collage

Serve the freshly squeezed juice immediately with a few ice cubes or place it in the fridge to cool down before you serve it. I make it just before serving and even though I always store my fruit in the fridge, the end product still needs cooled down so I use ice cubes. Orange and Clementine Juice 9

Bon Appétit!