We’re showing you how to use your blender as a juicer for ginger, plus the many ways you can use ginger root, including the health benefits it contains.
This Immune Boost Ginger juice, or ginger tea will help you stay warm while fighting the coldest winter / cold days and nights.
Fresh ginger root is very versatile. You do not need fancy equipment to juice your ginger. Aside from brewing fresh ginger tea (recipe below), ginger is also used as a seasoning base when pair with garlic, like in this ginger garlic paste recipe.
There are so many reasons to use ginger garlic paste, it is imperative to have a jar on hand at all time.
- Ginger help to tenderize meat.
- Brightens and liven up any protein dish and vegetables.
- Ginger is great for digestion.
- If making the paste, it quickly blends in 2 minutes or less.
- Economically savvy.
Making Ginger Juice Without A Juicer
If you are wondering why one would ever want to make ginger juice when you can simply purchase it from the local grocery store?
By preparing your own ginger juice, you can easily store it in the freezer for at least 6 months.
Only two ingredients are required to prepare your blender as a juicer for ginger juice.
Fresh ginger root – Washed, peeled, and slice.
Water – Is used to blend the ginger.
Cheesecloth – To strain. This is necessary as a sieve will allow the ginger grinds or particles to pass through. The cheesecloth is used to strain nut milk; therefore, it is perfect to use when straining the juice.
Place everything in the blender, blend until liquify, then strain. Store in an airtight container. The ginger juice will last in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Preparing Warm Ginger Tea
As stated above, your blender can be used as a juicer for ginger; but there’s more to the incredible ginger root. This homemade, warm, ginger tea does include fresh lemon, but it also includes a hint (pinch) of ground cloves.
If you do not have ground cloves, then you may use one whole clove. Here’s what you’ll need to make warm ginger tea recipe.
The full recipe with the exact measurement is listed in the recipe card, for now, here’s a quick guide on how to make it perfectly each time.
- Wash, peel and slice the ginger.
- Place in a food processor.
- Blend to a coarse texture.
- Transfer to the saucepan. Add the cinnamon sticks, lemon, mint, and water.
- Bring to a quick boil then allow to simmer.
- Remove from heat, and strain. Enjoy warm with honey.
This immune-boosting warm tea is a popular drink throughout the year, but more particularly during cold and flu season.
Not mention this tea will also serve as a detox drink.
This warm fresh ginger root tea comes together in about 15 minutes.
If adding honey, you may pour the honey in the liquid so that it is simmered with the ginger mixture.
However, the best way to enjoy the tea is to strain the tea as motioned above, then stir in the honey while it is still piping hot and fragrant.
Tea Preparation Variations
Although this recipe for the tea or the ginger juice works well on its own, the following ingredients also works well when preparing ginger juice/ginger tea.
Cardamom – Cardamom is a strong flavored spice that is often compared to as mint. Mostly used in Indian cuisine, it is most often used in savory as well as sweet recipes.
Anise – This spice ingredient dates back to the 17th century when it was first introduced to the Europe as a baking ingredient. Today it is enjoyed in teas, savory recipes, jams, syrups, and so on.
Rosemary – This powerful herb we have come to love, especially during the holiday season is native to South America and the Mediterranean region.
Rosemary has an extensive history of culinary and pungent uses, it is also high in antioxidant and may even improve your mood and memory if consume at least twice a day.
Saffron – Harvested from a kind of crocus, saffron is an exotic spice with a nuanced, floral flavor. Saffron is a spice that comes from the flowers of crocus sativus Linné.
Saffron is used in a wide range of both sweet and savory dishes in all kinds of cuisine, but is particularly common in Indian, Moroccan and Iranian recipes. It only flowers for about three to four weeks during October and November.
Turmeric – The base of our curry dishes. Turmeric is what gives curry stews and sauces their bright yellow color.
Making this delicious ginger juice and warm tea couldn’t be any easier. Just a few steps are required.
Peel and slice, chop / grate the fresh ginger root. Wash the ginger.
- Add water to sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Add the fresh ginger, bring to a high boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Here you may add any additional spice such as those mentioned above to flavor the tea.
- Strain tea and discard ginger pieces or save the ginger pieces to make ginger powder.
- Serve warm with sweetener, honey, and or lemon.
Our Top Juicer For Ginger Recommendation
Aside from using our high-speed blender or Vitamix blender as a juicer for ginger, there are other options like the Aobosi Slow Masticating juicer Extractor and the CalmDo Masticating Juicer.
Although this is a not a juicer, because of its high-speed blending system it can be used as a “juicer” if used with water. What we like about this Vitamix is that it allows you to be in control of your blending preferences.
With various spend control options and pulsing features, the blender allows you to manually fine-tune the texture of your favorite recipe.
More features from the manufacture include:
- Built-In Wireless Connectivity: The motor base will automatically adjust the maximum blending times for the container size you’ve chosen. Add a range of compatible container sizes, building a customized blending system designed to fit your needs.
- Pair with the Vitamix Perfect Blend AppUnlock your blender’s full potential with 17 programs and 500+ recipes with the iOS + Android app. Electrical Ratings: 120 Volts, 50-60 Hz, 12 Amps.
- A built-in digital timer removes the guesswork with recipes you process manually, helping you achieve the perfect texture every time. Cord- 4 feet.
- Low-Profile 64-ounce Container: Perfect for family meals and entertaining, while fitting comfortably under most kitchen cabinets.
- With the Pulse feature, layer coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky pasta sauce or thick vegetable soups.
We have heard so many wonderful feedbacks regarding this blender from a family member.
The CalmDo Masticating Juicer is as quiet as promoted, and presses and squeezes until the pulp from the fruits and vegetables are dry, which gives a more nutritious juice by breaking down the fiber of the fruit and vegetables more thoroughly, releasing more nutrients into the juice.
Additional features from the manufacture include:
- UP TO 90% HIGH PURITY JUICE YIELD: 70PRM slow masticating and grinding, extracts the maximum amount of nutrients and vitamins from minimum amounts of fruits and vegetables. Less waste, foaming, heat and oxidation than the centrifugal juicers.
- COLORFAST CERAMIC AUGER: Never fade and contaminate your juice, compared with other plastic auger, give you healthy, smooth, best tasting juice. Automatic pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing, squeezes 16.9oz fruits juice at a time.
- POWERFUL YET QUIET MOTOR: 140W energy saving motor with quiet operation automatically chooses the most suitable speed based the hardness of fruit. 4 anti-slip suction cups on the bottom makes your juicer machine firmly placed on the countertop.
We have not used nor do we know of anyone who uses this juicer; however, it does come in as a top rank juicer for under $200.
Here are some features and usage tips from the manufacture:
- Multi-purpose for Fruits & Veggies: This juicer that can extract various of fruits and vegetables in a few minutes, especially works great for veggies, which allows the juice to maintain its pure color, natural taste, vitamins and nutrients.
No dirty hands and no splashing. Only a few seconds, you can drink a cup of juice with little pulp and foam. Rich vitamins can help maintain a good figure and enhance immunity. Suitable for weight loss people, children, the elder.
- Safe & Quiet Operation: Our cold press juicer equipped with intelligent protection chips, making it stop automatically for every 20 minutes’ operation. 150W motor- less than 60 decibels, small mouth design to put ingredients that prevent your hands getting injured and ensure the ingredients are stoned and peeled for healthier juice.
Just enjoying a quiet and safe environment and healthy life when making juice.
- Quick & Easy to Clean: This juicer machine features a safety lock design, helps you easy to assemble and disassemble in minutes. Has REVERSE FUNCTION to avoid stuck and helps you to clean.
All detachable parts are made of high-quality Food Grade anti-oxidation materials, easy cleaning with a bonus brush or can be safely cleaned in your dishwasher.
GINGER JUICE AND TEA BENEFITS
Ginger is a powerful ingredient that’s adaptable to most delicious recipes. Here are a few more incredible health benefits to ginger juice and tea.
- Relieves congestion
- Ginger juice helps in digestion.
- Improves blood circulation
- The juice also aids in weight loss and works as a detoxing agent.
- Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial
- Relieves nausea
- If using ginger in form of juice, the juice reduces heart disease.
- Aids with digestion
- Ginger also balances blood sugar levels.
- Stimulates natural detox process
HOW TO STORE FRESH GINGER
Storing ginger root is as easy as using it in your delicious recipes.
We recommend that you do not cut the ginger in pieces when storing it. This will help keep it from becoming dry and will help keep the ginger fresh longer.
- To store, was the ginger completely. Then pat dry with fresh clean kitchen towel.
- Transfer the clean ginger roots in a Ziploc bag, then place in the refrigerator, which the cool temperature will help the ginger keep fresh longer.
- The toots can be stored for up to 8 weeks in the refrigerator.
Can You Freeze Ginger
Yes! You can certainly freeze ginger. Freezing ginger is super easy. You can grind the ginger into a paste as mentioned above by preparing garlic and ginger paste.
If you do not want to grind it, an alternate way to freeze ginger is to wash it, then peel it, grate it manually, and then measure out a teaspoon or tablespoon-sized portions, place it in an ice cube tray, then transfer it to the freezer.
If you do not have ice cube trays, use a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then evenly add the desired portion size to the tray, and pop them in the freezer.
Once the ginger is completely cooled, transfer the frozen ginger to a Ziploc freezer bag. The frozen ginger may last up to six months.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Ginger is great for motion or morning sickness as it helps with nausea. It is also great for digestion.
Please consult with your doctor if you are consuming ginger daily.
Ginger does help with inflammation, it also helps boost immune health.
Ginger Juice And Tea Top Tips
When using your blender as a juicer for ginger, be sure that there is enough liquid to avoid working the blender.
If you are using organic fresh ginger, we still recommend washing and peeling the ginger root prior to freezing it or using it in your tea.
You can use any good quality juicer for ginger.
More Healthy Recipes You’ll Enjoy
If you enjoyed the ginger juice, the juicer for ginger options, and the ginger tea recipe, you’ll love these other healthy juices below.
Haitian Food To Pair With The Juice Or Tea
You’ll love the ginger tea with these Haitian Patties for breakfast, or with these pumpkin waffles, this Dutch baby pancakes, these blueberry muffins, this plantain bread, or with this Kuku Sabzi (Persian Herb Frittata).
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Ginger Juice Without Juicer & Warm Tea
- 5 ½ Oz. Fresh Ginger Root – Washed peeled, and slice.
- 2 Cups Water Plus more if needed
- Cheesecloth Or sieve/strainer
- 3.10 Oz. Fresh Ginger Root – Washed peeled, and slice.
- 4 ½ Cups Water
- 1 Fresh Lemon – Including peel
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 12 Fresh Mint Leaves
Ginger Juice Without A Juicer
- Wash, peel and slice the ginger. Place the ginger and water in the blender. Blend until liquify.
- Place the cheesecloth over a medium cup or bowl, then strain the juice. Turn the cheesecloth to strain the juice completely. Store in an airtight container. The ginger juice will last in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Wash, peel and slice the ginger. Place in a food processor. Blend to a coarse texture.Transfer to the saucepan. Add water, the lemon peel, squeeze the lemon juice in the water – then add the lemon. Next add the cinnamon sticks, lemon, and mint, and water.
- Bring to a quick boil then allow to simmer for 15 minutes on medium low heat, uncovered.Remove from heat, and strain with a sieve or strainer. Enjoy warm with honey.
- If you are using organic fresh ginger, we still recommend washing and peeling the ginger root prior to freezing it or using it in your tea.