You’ve heard about a couple ginger juice benefits and now you’re on your trusty Google to dig up the yummiest ginger juice recipes. Well, you’ve come to the right spot.
Even among all the super-duper healthy veggies you can juice, ginger is a SUPER veggie. Apart from the fact that ginger is wonderful-tasting, adding a zesty zing to any juice recipe you add it to, it also comes with a number of health benefits that puts this funky rhizome in a class of its own.
3 Awesome Ginger Juice Benefits
For starters, ginger is a powerful, all-natural digestive aid and has been used for…ever to provide relief from nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, seasickness or even pregnancy.
Ginger for the Gut
And it’s not just nausea – ginger’s good for overall gut health since it also helps neutralize stomach acid, preventing conditions like ulcer and heartburn, and increase the secretion of digestive enzymes in the stomach to boost the digestive system’s nutrient absorption. Ginger root even contains an enzyme known as zingibain, which helps to break down proteins to further help your digestive system.
Oh, and did I mention that ginger is also helpful in preventing minor digestive discomforts like bloating and flatulence?
Get Your Blood Flowing
Apart from digestion, ginger is also a highly effective herb in improving circulation, which it does by both expanding the blood vessels and acting as an anti-coagulant (preventing your blood platelets from sticking together). It’s a yummy means to protect against fatal blood clots and keep energy levels strong by promoting the free flow of blood throughout your body.
Ward off Illness
But improved gut health and circulation is not all – the best thing about ginger has got to be gingerols, a compound found in ginger that’s been shown to be very potent in fighting inflammation and raising immunity.
As such, ginger’s been named as an effective, all-natural means of treating certain forms of arthritis as well as a particularly effective means for preventing colon cancer (recent research at the University of Michigan Medical School showed that ginger could help prevent colon cancer by reducing inflammation in the gut as well as impeding the growth and development of cancer cells).
As for overall immunity, ginger helps in several ways. First of all, it contains antimicrobial compounds that inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. And it activates T cells (our body’s immunity-protecting white blood cells) which seek destroy virus-carrying cells in the body.
Not bad for such a delicious root, huh?
6 Great Ginger Juice Recipes
The best news it that ginger plays very, very nicely in juice recipes, adding a welcome zing to any juice recipe you add it to. As such, you can use it in pretty much everything you juice.
That being said, it’s better in some combinations than others. So, without further ado, here are the best ginger juice recipes to whip up!
Tropical Digestive Booster
When you’re feeling like your insides could use a helping hand, here’s the perfect juice to sip on:
- 2 cups chopped cantaloupe (also good as juice)
- 2 cups chopped pineapple
- 2-inch piece of fresh ginger
- 1/2 lime
Sometimes our digestive system just goes into a funk – whether you’re having indigestion, gas or constipation, this is a great juice recipe to whip up, thanks to the digestive enzyme bromelain in pineapple, the soluble fiber in cantaloupe and the nausea-soothing prowess of ginger.
Killer Cabbage Juice
What better to mask the taste of raw cabbage than the spicy intensity of ginger? And you’ll want to drink that cabbage, no matter how you feel about its taste ’cause this cruciferous veggie is incredibly good for you and your gut. Plus, with this simple and delicious recipe, you’ll hardly taste the cabbage-ness:
- 1 large English cucumber, peeled
- 1/2 of a medium red cabbage
- 1-2 D’Anjou pears
- 2 meyer lemons
- 1 inch piece of ginger
If you need a little more sweetness, feel free to add half an apple, 1/2 cup of cantaloupe or a couple of grapes.
Hint of Mint
Here’s a simple digestion-boosting, nutrition-packed juice recipe that’s perfect for breakfast:
- 2 green apples
- 1 celery stalks
- 1/2 lemon (peeled)
- 1 cup parsley
- small handful of mint
- 1 inch ginger
It’s low in calories and sugar while being huge on green goodness.
Orange Immunity Tonic
Here’s a super simple immune-boosting ginger and turmeric juice recipe, adapted from The Green Creator:
- 2 lemons (peeled)
- 2 carrots
- 1 cup fresh pineapple (include the core!)
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 1 inch fresh turmeric
The result is a super delicious juice that’s bursting with immune-aiding antioxidants like vitamins A and C as well as tons of bromelain from the pineapple, gingerol from the ginger and curcumin from the turmeric. That’s a whole lot of antioxidants to go to bat for you! The perfect juice to drink when everyone in your house seems to be coming down with something 😉
Rockin’ Rocket Juice
Need more energy to fuel you through the day? Here’s a perfect juice recipe for challenging days (and workouts):
- 2 carrots
- 1 cucumber
- 1 beet (both the bulb and the greens)
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 1/2 apple
- 1/4 inch ginger
This is the perfect juice recipe for energy, with mineral-rich cucumbers, nitrate-rich beets and circulation-boosting ginger.
Carrot, Apple, Strawberry & Ginger Juice
The carrots and strawberries in this juice are a perfect eye-protecting duo. The beta-carotene in carrots protects vision, and the abundance of vitamin C from the strawberries (300% of your DRI in this recipe!) prevents age-related eye disease. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that benefit the whole body, and apples contain plenty of essential nutrients for overall health.
What you’ll need:
- 3 medium to large carrots
- 2 red apples
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 inch of ginger
Juice and enjoy!