Golden Sunrise and Scarlet Sunset Juice Blends

Golden Sunrise and Scarlet Sunset Juice Blends

One juice recipe, two different colors and flavor profiles! Go yellow with mellow gold beets and an orange, or go red with red beet and sweet blood oranges.

Ingredients

3 carrots, scrubbed and chopped
1/2 regular or seedless lemon, peeled and seeded
2-inch piece fresh turmeric root
1-inch piece fresh ginger
Pinch of black pepper

For Golden Sunrise
1 large gold beet, peeled and chopped
1 navel orange, peeled

For Scarlet Sunset
1 beet, peeled and chopped
2 blood oranges, peeled

Caution: Turmeric stains skin, surfaces, and clothing.

Special equipment: juicer. Caution! Turmeric may stain your juicing bowl. Rinse immediately after use and check out some stain removal tips. [link]

Steps

Run all ingredients, except black pepper, through juicer. Stir in pinch of black pepper before serving. Serve immediately, over ice, or chill for a few hours before serving.

Source: Frieda’s Inc.

Ginger Liqueur

Ginger Liqueur

Ingredients

1 orange
1-inch nub fresh ginger (about 2 ounces), peeled and thinly sliced
1 Frieda’s vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups brandy (or bourbon)
Special equipment: large, sealable glass container

Steps

With vegetable peeler or knife, peel strips of orange, avoiding white pith. Set aside.

In saucepan, add ginger slices, vanilla bean, sugar, and water, then bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat until ginger is soft, about 20 minutes, and let cool completely.

Add cool syrup into large, sealable glass container, then add orange peels and brandy. Seal container and shake well. Let sit in cool, dark place overnight.

Remove vanilla bean, and let sit overnight one more time.

Strain out solids in mesh strainer. (If clear liquor is preferred, filter again through coffee filter over strainer.)

Pour liqueur into clean bottle for storage. Let sit one more day before use. Will keep up to 1 year without refrigeration.

Please drink responsibly.

Adapted from Serious Eats

Golden Milk Turmeric Chai

Golden Milk Turmeric Chai

We added fresh turmeric to traditional chai spices for that extra immunity-boosting oomph. With a milk tea this tasty, who needs a latte?

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into rounds
1-inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
3 whole cloves
3 green cardamom pods
3 black peppercorns
3 to 6 tablespoons honey, to taste
1 1/2 cups milk (dairy, soy, coconut, etc.)
2 black tea bags (such as PG Tips)

Caution: Turmeric stains skin, surfaces, and clothing. Use gloves and cover surfaces with plastic wrap. Check out our stain removal tips.

Steps

In saucepan, add water, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, and peppercorns. Using back of large spoon, crush green cardamom pods on cutting board until seeds are released. Add seeds and pods to saucepan. Bring to boil, then let simmer 3-5 minutes or until fragrant.

Add milk and tea bags, and bring to simmer; be careful not to boil milk. Steep 3-5 minutes more. Remove from heat. Remove and discard tea bags.

Stir in honey. Strain and discard solids. Serve hot or cold.

Source: Frieda’s Inc.

‘Cold Killer’ Turmeric Ginger Tea

‘Cold Killer’ Turmeric Ginger Tea

Fight off a cold while cozying up to this warm, immunity-boosting, aromatic tea.

Ingredients

3 cups water
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into rounds
1-inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
3 whole cloves
3 black peppercorns
3 green cardamom pods
3 to 6 tablespoons honey, to taste
Slice of lemon (optional)

Caution: Turmeric stains skin, surfaces, and clothing. Use gloves and cover surfaces with plastic wrap. Check out our stain removal tips.

Steps

In saucepan, add water, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, and peppercorns. Using back of large spoon, crush green cardamom pods on cutting board until seeds are released. Add seeds and pods to saucepan. Bring to boil, then let simmer 3-5 minutes or until fragrant.

Remove from heat, then stir in honey and squeeze of lemon, if using. Strain and discard solids. Serve hot or cold.

Source: Frieda’s Inc.