Asia, but specifically India has been using this ingredient for ages. It’s in just about every curry recipe I make. But the time has come for the Western culture to finally adopt it, embrace it and bring it on home. Without going all WebMD on everyone, I will say that it absolutely helps me in times of IBS, stomach issues, joint pain (from the gym), bloating, etc. It’s by far one of my main go-to elixirs for detox / feel good juices out there.
If you don’t have a juice extractor, stop here. This is mandatory. Wait, you do? Sweet, keep on reading.
Now pair this up with some of the other magical juice ingredients and you have a true winner especially after a long Friday night. It’s a hard, firm, honest drink. One that helps table that dark passenger. Puts it in the back seat for a while. A drink that will never lie to you.
All I can possibly contribute to this recipe and its effects is that for me it has a measurable level of success for those departments above. Who knows…it could be a placebo or just the spicy finish that’s cathartic but it definitely brings me back to being human.
We could use a few more potions in life.
Turmeric Juice Expectations
- If you don’t have a juice extractor, this is not for you.
- If you are expecting a sweet, nicey-nice juice, this is not for you.
- If you are afraid of a little spice, this is not for you.
- If you want a turmeric juice to pair well with waffles, this is not for you.
- If you are looking for this as a fix-all, this is not for you.
- If you are looking for an incredibly healthy detox juice that grounds you, this is for you.
Culinary note: You could even make these into ice cubes, sorbet, popsicles, or even influence some sort of dessert syrup. Wait, what? Imagine it. Happen it.
- 6 fresh turmeric root knobs
- 1 three inch ginger knob
- 4 cups purified water
- 1 cinnamon bark
- 3 cracked cardamom pods
- 1.5 tablespoon of local honey (lots of benefits in eating honey local to your plants)
- 1 strip of orange peel
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 sprig of fresh mint
- juice of a half lemon
- Bring the water, cinnamon, cardamom, honey, orange peel, and pepper to a simmer for 20 minutes.
- Kill the heat, add the mint and lemon juice.
- While you are making the herbal "tea", go ahead and peel the ginger and turmeric.
- Throw the turmeric and ginger into the juice extractor.
- Extract that magic.
- Combine the juice with the cooled herb/spice tea.
- Refrigerate for an hour.