Brighten your morning with this easy to make, nutrient packed, orange ginger turmeric sunshine juice.
Guys, I think it’s official. For us in the North East, there’s no denying that it’s winter anymore. I certainly appreciated the crazy warm weather in December, but with January upon us it’s been way chillier. Mind you, I’ll never stop drinking iced coffee and iced lattes or eating smoothie bowls because if I’m one thing, it’s stubborn.
But I’m starting to feel that winter gloom creep it’s way in. Waking up at 5:30 for 6:45 am shifts and driving to work when it’s still dark is a little… tricky. However, I think I’ve concocted a new secret weapon that I know you’re going to love.
I’m calling this bad boy “Sunshine Juice” because this wonderful elixir literally glows bright golden orange. With each spicy sweet sip my salty New England soul softens and I think “hey, it’s gonna be a good day.”
So what’s in this wonder drink? Three simple ingredients, well four if you count the water; fresh oranges, spicy ginger root and healing turmeric.
During my road trip over the holidays, I was chugging green juices like it was my job. I really grew to love and crave them, but my wallet hated me, like a lot. When I got home, I wanted to find some ways to make some similar juices without a juicer. Juicers can be expensive, take up a bunch of counter space, and they’re usually a pain in the ass to clean. But I wondered if I could use my Nutri-Bullet (or another high powered blender) to make juices just as well, perhaps a little more pulp-y but that was ok with me.
This sunshine drank is the product of my first round of experimentation. At first I added waaay to much turmeric, but once that was adjusted this combo was just what my dark mornings needed. If you like your juice on the sweeter side feel free to add in some stevia, honey or maple syrup to taste.
This Sunshine Juice will definitely be on heavy rotation this winter to keep me glowing (on the inside anyway.)
- 2 large oranges, peeled
- 1 Tablespoon of fresh ginger chopped
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1 cup of water
- Optional: stevia, maple syrup or honey to taste
- In a nutribullet or high powered blender, blend together ginger, peeled oranges, turmeric and water.
- Add sweetener to taste
- Serve over ice
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- Do you have a favorite drink in the winter?
- Do you still eat/drink cold foods when it’s cold outside? (or am I totally crazy)