A simple DIY on how to juice ginger with and without a juicer – plus some idea on how to use this highly nutritious, superfood ginger juice and even save the pulp!
We’re no strangers to ginger juice on this blog. In fact, you may have already seen my recipes for Ginger Lemon Juice and Cayenne Immunity Shots, or Simple Beetroot And Ginger Juice Recipe. Well this post is taking things back to the basics: how to juice ginger (with and without a juicer).
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Ginger juice is strong, with a kick of flavor and heat that is very refreshing and adds a lot of character to a number of dishes and juices. Plus, I’ve even included methods on how to preserve and use the leftover ‘pulp’ from the juicing process. This can be used in a couple of ways – so you can get every last bit of nutrition from your ginger as possible!
Ginger Juice Benefits
The health benefits of ginger are plentiful – so much so that I’ve written about them tons of times before such as in my Immunity Ginger Shots post. From being high in antioxidants, aiding stomach and digestive issues, and reducing nausea, to helping regulate blood sugar levels and containing anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger really has a whole host of benefits that make it worthy of being included in our diet.
Ginger juice, in particular, is a wonderful way to get a high dose of this superfood in one sitting. Another reason why I absolutely love to use the juice as part of a morning ‘shot’ or within smoothie recipes.
How To Juice Ginger
What Is Needed
Ginger root – as much as you want – more details in the recipe card below.
The Juicer Method
I always suggest using organic ginger- which doesn’t need to be peeled. However, if you’re unable to source it, then scrub and peel your ginger. You can peel ginger really quickly and easily according to this method.
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Slice the ginger into small pieces, big enough to fit through the mouth of the juicer and simply feed the pieces in the machine.
That’s literally all you need to do as the juicer will do the rest, extracting ginger juice within seconds – feeding the pulp into one container and the juice into another.
Continue reading for tips on how to use the remaining ginger pulp.
The Blender method
I tend to avoid this method, if possible, as it’s harder to extract as much juice as possible, dilutes the juice (about 50% water to juice- so recipes will need to be adjusted), requires straining and leaves you with lots of pulp that needs to be dealt with. However, for those that don’t have a juicer then this is a great way to still get the ginger juice.
To begin, chop the ginger into small pieces, around 1 inch in thickness, and add to the blender. If I’m juicing a large amount of ginger in one go then I’ll usually do this in two lots.
Along with the ginger pour in around 1 cup of filtered water and blend until smooth.
Strain the ginger juice through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or sieve into a container, squeezing the pulp to get as much of the liquid out as possible.
Transfer to your container of choice or pour into an ice-cube tray to freeze into portions.
p.s. You may also like my blender method for these Turmeric-Ginger Energy Shots.
What to do with the ginger pulp?
The fibrous pulp leftover from either juice doesn’t need to be thrown away. In fact, I implore you not to! You can pop this pulp into an ice-cube tray too and steep as a ginger tea, with hot water (wonderful to soothe a sore throat). Alternatively, follow this simple DIY for how to dry out the pulp and turn it into nutritious Ginger Powder.
- Once juiced, you can drink this juice as-is or add a bit of honey to it. You can also combine it with other fresh juices like with this Simple Beetroot And Ginger Juice Recipe.
- If you are drinking the ginger juice straight up, it’s recommended to take about 30ml per day.
- Be careful when handling the ginger. It may stain your skin – and be careful not to rub your eyes when dealing with it.
- If using the blender method, then you can lightly simmer the juice to evaporate some of the water and get a stronger flavor (between 30-40 minutes usually). This will affect the nutritional values though.
- Use coconut water rather than plain water for the blender method, for additional flavor.
How To Store
Store the fresh ginger juice either in a large, airtight glass bottle in the fridge or in smaller shot-sized bottles.
This fresh juice will only stay fresh for 2-3 days in the fridge though, so my preferred method is to store any additional juice in the freezer.
You can freeze the ginger juice into portioned ice-cubes, that way you can just pop however much you need out at a time. Fresh ginger juice is freezer-friendly for up to six months.
You can defrost the juice as needed for morning shots or add the ice-cubes to smoothies, other drinks, marinades, etc.
Other Ginger Recipes and How-To’s You May Like
- Crispy Ginger ‘chips.’
- Turmeric Ginger Immunity Shots
- Ginger Powder: Two methods
- Simple Ginger Lemonade
- Lemon & Ginger Tea
- How To Peel Ginger Easily
- How To Juice Turmeric (With and Without Juicer)
If you try this simple DIY then let me know your thoughts in the comments. Also, I love seeing your recreations so feel free to tag me on Instagram @AlphaFoodie.
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