It’s been so cold this week in the Northeast, I think many have us have wanted to hibernate at home with a DVD box set and eat meal after meal of stodginess just to keep us warm until June.
Eating in the fall or winter months can be such a huge shift to what we were eating just weeks before when the days were long and hot and all you wanted to eat all day was sweet watermelon.
As much as I love smoothies and juices, sometimes I find the thought of them hard to digest when it gets cold! However, I was determined this week to find a juice that would work for me when the temperatures dipped. That would make me feel refreshed and warm inside. That would have seasonal ingredients that I could pick up at the local Farmers Market or CSA. And here it is. Simple but nourishing and a little spicy. I added the turmeric for its super anti-inflammatory properties and you don’t taste it a bit here. The ginger is also really great for your digestion.
Even though I don’t have a juicer, I blend everything together in my high speed blender and strain through a cheesecloth. So go ahead, and keep juicing all winter long because we know just how delicious juices are especially when they are made at home.
Warming Anti-Inflammatory Juice (makes about 1 pint of juice)
3-4 organic carrots
1 medium organic apple such as stayman winesap, cortland or macintosh – core removed
1 inch of ginger, sliced and peeled
1 teaspoon dried turmeric
A little filtered water if using a blender instead of a juicer
Juice all ingredients in your juicer or blend everything together in a high speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtech and strain through a cheesecloth. Enjoy straight away and feel fabulous!