Wakey Wakey ginger juice recipe

By Lisa Brant | 17th February 2020
Green Wakey Wakey ginger juice at La Crisalida Retreats with the juice recipe ingredients avocado, pear, broccoli and ginger

Drinking ginger juice can bring many health benefits to your digestive and immune systems. This juice is great to enjoy first thing on a morning, as it wakes up your whole body, which is why I called it “Wakey-Wakey”! Re-balance, re-connect and re-energise with this fab juice.

One of the active ingredients in ginger is called gingerol – a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Both help to re-energise your body from the inside out. If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits and effects ginger can have on your body, then read our earlier article: ginger shots – the health benefits of ginger juice.

Juicing tip: If you love ginger, then you can increase the size of the portion included in the juice, just be aware that it can feel very hot (like it burns) if you have too much. No need to peel, just pop it whole into your juicer. Follow the piece of ginger with the pear or courgette to encourage all that lovely ginger juice to move from the juicer into your glass.

Ginger juice: Wakey Wakey

Serves: 1
Calories: 366

Ingredients

1 courgette
1 pear
3cm broccoli stem
2cm chunk ginger
2cm lemon
1/3 avocado

Method

Wash the courgette, pear and broccoli stem. Make sure you check for a label on the pear and remove it. You can leave the skin on your ginger, and lemon (if the lemon is unwaxed. If you´re not sure, remove the outer layer of the lemon skin). Put these items through your juicer, then pour the juice into a blender, add the avocado flesh and blend for 30-60 seconds. Drink and enjoy.

We suggest that you wash your juicer and blender first, before the bits of fruit and veggies harden and stick.

No fruit in your ginger juice?

The pear is a lovely sweet addition to this juice however, if you prefer a pure vegetable juice then we suggest you remove the pear. Add instead a handful of lettuce and 1 small pepino (a Spanish cucumber, or use ½ standard cucumber). Lettuce is a good addition to a juice, as it is low in calories, but high in water and nutrient content.

Love ginger juice? More recipes on our blog

Ginger can be added to most juices. If you want some inspiration, you might like to try one of these popular juice recipes:

La Crisalida juice detox retreat

If you want to try a juice detox in a warm supportive environment, then come to La Crisalida Retreats. We are open all year round. Juicing for three days can give your body a good opportunity to rest, re-balance and re-energise. Get back to feeling like the real you! Read more about our detox retreats here.

Headshot of Lisa Brant - Founder of La Crisalida Retreats
Lisa Brant

Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty years, first as an epidemiologist and now following a more alternative route! She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa is a nutritionist so designs all our menus, as well as running the retreats. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.

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