For this mandarin ginger juice recipe, I’ll be honest, I created it randomly just trying to use what I had. It all started, with my husband wanting more ginger shot juices, but I honestly couldn’t stand the after taste. As an experiment, I wanted to add some oranges and other fruits to relax the intensity of the ginger shots. Instead of my husband buying extra oranges during his quarantine grocery run, he got a bag of mandarines. He also bought a large amount of ginger, and if you’ve ever juiced ginger you know that a little goes a long way. So, I decided to step up to the challenge and create a tasty ginger juice by using what I had, mandarins. Resulting, in the birth of a new mandarin ginger juice that my husband now loves.
“The fun part about using what you have is the reward of creating something amazing. “
There are a number of health benefits from consuming mandarins like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber. I always tend to forget how all of these vitamins and minerals affect our bodies in such positive ways. All of these benefits combined can boost your immune system, help lower cholesterol and your blood pressure. This is our most natural form of medicine and even beauty secrete we could ask for.
Here are a few beauty specific benefits that mandarins provide:
- Improve skin tone and hair shine
- removes toxins from the body
- The Antioxidants protects hair from pollution
- Fights wrinkles and wounds
- Helps manage weight by making you feel full longer
Now when it comes to ginger, I am no health guru, but the benefits can go on and on. Some of the most interesting benefits of adding ginger to my juices are the anti-inflammatory benefits. As I get older, a lot of my family members are starting to communicate about having joint pain, high blood pressure, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. These are some of the health complications that run in my family that I am not taking lightly. Leading me to try adding more ginger than usual to my diet.
When it comes to juicing, picking the best fruit and vegetables matter. Just because you’re not eating them raw doesn’t mean the quality of the ingredients doesn’t matter. Here are a few tips to note when picking and buying mandarins. Now, I am aware that many mandarine brands like Cutie sell their mandarines in bags. But these are still great tips for picking most citrus fruits.
How To Select the best mandarins
- Look for unblemished fruits that are glossy
- Weigh the fruit and always pick the heavier one. (They have more juice)
- Never pick a soggy feeling or bruised ones
- Stay away from hard citrus fruit. (Usually dry)
- 10 to 14 Mandarins (Cuties)
- 1 inch of ginger
- ½ Lemon
- Start by peeling all of your mandarins and half a lemon.
- Peel the mandarins into 4 sections to easily enter the juicer.
- Only use 1 inch of ginger, no more and no need to peel it.
- Add the soft ingredients first: mandarins, lemon, and ginger to help reduce clumping in the juicer.