Easy Turmeric Juice Without a Juicer

Turmeric has always been a familiar spice in my kitchen, especially given its rich presence in Asian cuisine. It has numerous health benefits, such as potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, supporting joint health, heart function, and immune system strength.

Apple and turmeric juice

I recently discovered that turmeric isn’t just used in cooking; it has found its way into refreshing beverages like turmeric juice, turmeric tea, and even smoothies. The idea of incorporating this golden spice into my drinks intrigued me, especially considering the potential health perks associated with its consumption.

With this week being all about National Fresh Squeezed Juice, I’ve decided to experiment with some recipes. Here is how to make Turmeric Juice:

Ginger Turmeric Juice

This drink offers a plethora of health benefits beyond its tantalizing flavor. Both ginger and turmeric boast rich benefits in traditional medicine.

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Digestive aid
  • Immune system boost
  • Refreshing hydration

Ginger Turmeric Juice

A natural drink with powerful remedies.
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 30 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large piece of fresh turmeric about 2 inches
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger about 1 inch
  • 1 lemon peeled
  • 1-2 tbsp honey optional, for sweetness
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes optional

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, combine the turmeric, ginger, peeled lemon, honey (if using), and cold water.
  • Blend on high speed until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • If you prefer a smoother juice, you can strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove pulp. Press down with a spoon to extract more juice.
  • Pour the juice into glasses over ice cubes if desired. Adjust the honey according to your sweetness preference.
Keyword drinks, healthy, juice, vegan, vegetarian

From this recipe, you can create other versions:

  • Carrot Ginger Turmeric: adding 4 large carrots
  • Beet Ginger Turmeric: adding 2 medium-sized beets and 1 large apple
  • Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Juice: adding 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks and removing lemon
  • Turmeric Orange Juice: adding 4 large oranges

Turmeric Shots

This turmeric shot is rich in anti-inflammatory properties due to turmeric and ginger. It may support digestion, boost the immune system, and provide a natural energy lift. The addition of black pepper enhances the absorption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric.

Turmeric Shots

A wholesome choice for your health
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2
Calories 30 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp fresh turmeric grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp honey adjust to taste
  • 1/2 atsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper for added heat optional

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, combine the grated turmeric, grated ginger, honey, black pepper, and water.
  • Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring continuously. Bring it to a gentle simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes. This cooking process helps release the flavors and enhances the overall taste of the shot.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  • Strain the liquid using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the solid particles, leaving you with a smooth liquid.
  • Allow the turmeric shot mixture to cool completely before transferring it to a clean glass bottle or jar. Refrigerate the turmeric shot for at least 1-2 hours before serving. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

Before incorporating turmeric shots into your routine, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medications.
Keyword drinks, healthy, homemade, juice, vegan, vegetarian

Orange Carrot Turmeric Juice

Benefits:

  • Oranges and carrots are packed with antioxidants, while turmeric adds an extra anti-inflammatory boost.
  • Oranges provide a significant dose of vitamin C, essential for immune health.
  • Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, promoting healthy skin and eyes.
  • Turmeric is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, potentially aiding in reducing inflammation in the body.

Orange Carrot Turmeric Juice

A vibrant orange drink that's packed with nutrients
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large carrots washed and chopped
  • 2 oranges peeled and segmented
  • 1- inch piece of fresh turmeric peeled
  • 1 tbsp honey optional, for sweetness
  • Ice cubes optional

Instructions
 

  • Place the carrots, oranges, and turmeric in a blender.
  • Add a little water to help with blending, and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to extract the juice. Press down on the pulp to extract all the liquid.
  • Transfer the freshly squeezed juice into a pitcher. If desired, add honey for sweetness and stir well. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste preference.
  • Pour the juice into glasses over ice cubes if you prefer a chilled beverage.

Notes

If you don’t have fresh turmeric, you can substitute it with 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric.
Keyword drinks, healthy, homemade, juice, vegan, vegetarian
Johanna Cleveland
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Kate

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