Turmeric Ginger Juice Shots

Turmeric Ginger Juice Shots – Candy Coated Culinista

Now that I have found the right way to consume turmeric I want it all the time.

Yield/Serving: makes 12 (2 once) bottles
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

From: Preservation Pantry – Modern Canning

Ingredients
• 4 cups orange juice (from 15 medium oranges)
• 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 medium lemons)
• 1” piece ginger, peeled, minced
• 1” piece turmeric, peeled, minced
• 1 tbsp local honey
• ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
• ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Assembly
1. Assemble canning stations by creating a tidy filling station, cleaning the jars and lids and set up stove station.
2. Slice fruit in half and juice.
3. Mince ginger and turmeric.
4. Place juice, ginger, turmeric, honey, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a stainless steel saucepan.
5. Once boiling turn heat down to low and steep for 5 minutes.
6. Place contents into a blender and blend for 3 minutes until no peels or pulp can been seen.
7. Strain the contents of the blender through a sieve and pour into a heat resistant container to cool down.
8. At the filling station keeping the jars and juice hot, fill the jars using a funnel. Ensure you leave a ¼” headspace.
9. Wipe each rim and secure lids.
10. Place jars in the water bath covered in 1” of water and once the water boils process for 10 minutes.

Tips
• I have ginger and turmeric in my smoothies daily so I doubled the amount of it because I am used to these ingredients.
• Wear gloves when working with turmeric as it can stain counters, skin and clothes. I never need to do this of have an issue; but just take note.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
Since I’m such a turmeric and ginger fan I doubled up on those two ingredients because I can tolerate them easily. This is a very spicy juice and the cayenne and black pepper adds a real extra unexpected but great kick. I enjoyed my shots straight or I put them in my daily smoothie to get those anti-inflammatory benefits. I wish I had doubled this recipe; but it just means I have to make this again soon.

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Pineapple Cider Cocktail

Pineapple Cider Cocktail  - Candy Coated Culinista

Pineapple Cider Cocktail – Candy Coated Culinista

When you are missing the warmer weather like me, sometimes a tropical beverage is in order.

Yield/Serving: 1
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

Ingredients
• Lime wedge
• 2 tsp ground ginger
• 1 ¼ cup pineapple juice
• 3 oz. Foundry Golden cider, or any alcoholic cider beverage
• ¼ cup granulated sugar
• 10 Ice cubes

Assembly
1. Run lime around the edge of the glass and dip the glass into the ginger mixture to rim.
2. Pour pineapple juice, Golden Cider, sugar and ice cubes into a blender and blend.
3. Pour into rimmed glass and serve.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
Surprisingly I enjoyed this. I was just trying to find a way to get rid of the Golden Cider as I’m really not a fan of it, but this turned out well.

Blueberry Limeade

Blueberry Limeade - Candy Coated Culinista

Blueberry Limeade – Candy Coated Culinista

Juice is almost extensively the only thing I drink as I am not a fan of water. I used to put in the singles shaker flavouring into my water; but then I thought these can’t possibly be good for me! I would always stay away from the ones containing aspartame but still I couldn’t even pronounce these ingredients. From there I went to making flavoured water with fruit, which did help the water go down better, but still not something I would run to drink. Nowadays I like to make home brewed iced-tea with or without fruit added, lemonades and other fruit juices at home.

Yield/Serving: approx. 500 ml
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

Ingredients
• 1 cup blueberries
• 2 golden delicious apples peeled and chopped
• 2 bosh pears, peeled and chopped
• 4 limes, squeezed
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 2 cups water

Assembly
1. Pour all the prepared ingredients into a blender.
2. Select the whole juice or juice setting on you blender and blend. (you may have to blend a second time depending on your blender.
3. Using a strainer, strain the juice into a glass bottle and refrigerate.

Tips
• On the second day there will be more fruit bits that float to the top. If your juice has lasted this long, strain the juice a second time and now you have the perfect juice.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
It’s really hard to mess up a juice recipe as you can put in all your favourite fruits. I like that I am not spending four dollars on juice at one of the juice shops. Store-bought is great, but if you have the time and want to save a few dollars I say make your juice at home.

Healthy Diaries – Greenhouse Juice Co.

Healthy Diaries - Greenhouse Juice Co. - Candy Coated Culinista

Healthy Diaries – Greenhouse Juice Co. – Candy Coated Culinista

Place: Greenhouse Juice Co.
Location: 5 MacPherson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1W7 (Between Rosedale & Summerhill subway stations)
Phone: 416-546-1719
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

I had an early morning errand to run and knew Greenhouse Juice Co. was in the area. At 7:45am I went in and I asked a very helpful associate to explain to me and suggest to me some juices. She explained that the juices are cold-pressed, which makes the juices nutrient packed, raw and unpasteurized. I was even gave me a few taste samples to help me decide what I wanted to purchase and when I made my selections I was given a menu for next time and I was on my way to work.

My selections were:
Deep Roots – $8-250ml or $11-500ml – beet, carrot, apple, celery, lemon
Benefits – Lung kidney & liver cleansing, bone strengthening, heart healthy, antioxidizing
Rabbit Run – $7.50-250ml or $10.50-500ml – carrot, apple, ginger
Benefits -Immunity & metabolism boosting, anti-inflammatory, stress reliever
Tumeric – $5.50 for a shot
Benefits – anti-inflammatory, antioxidizing

These juices were really healthy and tasty and I could detect all the ingredients in each juice. I didn’t care for the turmeric at all even though I know the health benefits are great. I poured half a shot into my deep roots and it overpowered the whole juice. Turmeric is very pungent to me and also gave me a stomach ache and I didn’t even consume that much. I have heard others get the same reaction to turmeric also and maybe I have to build up a tolerance, or for me I’ll just stay away as I prefer my raw healthy juices to be less spicy.

I do find that it’s too overpriced as I could make it at home, but doing the cold-pressed process is what makes it a little different and attributes to the price. However, if you’re on the go, don’t have time to juice vegetables at home or own a cold-press juicer it’s worth it just not all the time. Each juice comes in glass bottle which probably helps to increase the price; but I expect no less than a glass bottle. To me the whole idea is to be healthy and having plastic bottles wouldn’t be healthy to the environment, or our bodies.

Keep in mind that these types of juices have a very short shelf life but that’s to be expected, so don’t purchase too many at once and also arrive early as there is a tendency to run out of those popular flavours before the end of day. Next time I will try the nut-milks and keep in mind that it’s not cheap eating healthy for sure.

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