So yesterday I shared with you that I had some fresh turmeric and I made a yummy sauce/dip/dressing with it.
Today, I made fresh green juice.
Before I tell you about that, I would like to give a warning on the staining ability of fresh turmeric. Avoid making things in a plastic vessel; use glass or stainless steel and ensure that you are using a cutting board and try not to get any on your counter tops. My sink is enamel and unfortunately it was a bit stained. But I used oxygen bleach and let it soak overnight and now it is good as new. I recommend using gloves when handling the root if you want to avoid the smoker’s look. I munched on several pieces while I was making that sauce yesterday. I was trying to figure out how to describe the flavour. Well, my teeth were an attractive yellow. Really. My toothbrush is now yellow too. The price of good health. 🙂
The juice I made today was really delicious and fresh-tasting.
I used the following veggies:
- parsley (a whole bunch)
- fresh turmeric
The whole thing became a bit frothy with that much parsley but that didn’t bother me. I simply gave it a stir and loosen it all up.
This juice has many, many benefits among which are
- digestive tonic
- immune system booster
- brain food
- anti-aging drink
- effective anti-depressant; hence the name of the juice
I really liked the flavour of this juice. It was light and fresh and easy to drink. My husband found it a little strong but I did not. He prefers it sweeter. Likely adding an apple or two or more carrots would have pleased him. I prefer to use less or no fruit in my juices. We definitely all have different palates, so experiment with other vegetable combinations and decide what you like best. A friend mentioned that she juiced the turmeric with carrot and orange and really enjoyed it.
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 4 stalks celery
- 1 cucumber
- 2 carrots
- 1 lemon
- 5 pieces of fresh turmeric (a couple of inches long)
- Wash all vegetables.
- Cut cucumber and carrots into narrower pieces to fit your juicer.
- Cut lemon in pieces.
- Alternate all vegetables through your juicer. .
- The parsley will cause some froth so divide it up as evenly as you can. Avoid putting it through all at once.
- Serve immediately.
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