Season's Greetings, Everyone! Are you in the Holiday Spirit yet? I sure am! Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. Yesterday, my little Maine coastal town got a surprise 5" of fresh, fluffy snow to get the Holidays started off right! The snow lightly coated the limbs of the fir and spruce trees in my forest - looks like a Currier & Ives Christmas painting. Now, all I have to do is watch the annual re-run of Dr. Seuss's "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and I'll be all set. I have to watch the original cartoon, not the movie remake with Jim Carey.
Today's juice recipe comes to you just in time for your Holiday celebrations. It's lip-smackin' luscious with a zingy-zippy spicy flavor and is a festive, frothy pale green. I hope you give it a try! Enjoy.
Apple Ginger Ale
This juice blend combines the core-warming, stimulating effects of flavorful ginger root with the tart-sweetness of Granny Smith green apples. It gently increases circulation, tastes absolutely delicious, is full of potassium and pep-promoting natural sugars, and is a great, incredibly thirst-quenching pick-me-up for that afternoon slump. Nothing saps energy and strength more than indigestion and its accompanying painful and embarrassing symptoms: cramps, gas, headache, and bloating. Right? Consider this drink a cure for what ails you. Plus, it's good for easing nausea that can occur during the flu or pregnancy. Apple Ginger Ale makes a beautiful non-alcoholic light green drink for St. Patrick's Day or Christmas festivities. Children and adults will love it!
- 5 medium Granny Smith apples, including cores
- 1-2 thumb-size pieces of ginger root (use the larger amount if you really like ginger's bite)
1. Juice the apples and ginger root together.
2. Serve over ice & enjoy.
Yield: 2 generous servings
NOTE: This article was written by Stephanie Tourles and adapted from her book, "Raw Energy", Storey Publishing, 2009. The information is complete and true to the best of the author's knowledge. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of Ms. Tourles. She disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information. It is for educational purposes only.