Are you tired of plain old soda from the store? It's time to tickle your taste buds with something unique, refreshing, and sparkling! We’re talking about a homemade Sparkling Goldenberry Ginger Juice. Yes, folks, you heard it right — a dazzling golden elixir that's as good as it sounds. With the zing of fresh ginger, the tangy sweetness of goldenberries, and the effervescence of your reliable soda machine, you're just a few fizzy bubbles away from your new favorite thirst quencher.
How to Make Sparkling Goldenberry Ginger Juice
Ingredients (Serves 2-3):
- 1 cup Goldenberries (about 6 oz)
- 1 inch Ginger (peeled and chopped)
- Lemon Juice (1 lemon)
- ½ cup Water
- 1 tbsp Honey (to taste)
- Sparkling Water
- Soda Machine (any kind!)
Grab your goldenberries, ginger, lemon juice, salt, water, and honey into a blender. Blend your ingredients until smooth in texture.
Remove from blender and strain through a mesh colander. Transfer your juice into either a glass or sealed container to consume later.
To make your Sparkling Goldenberry Ginger Juice, add your juice to a tall glass with ice and top it with sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon slice and ginger peel for extra flavor. Enjoy!
What Are Goldenberry Health Benefits?
Goldenberries, also known as Inca berries or ground cherries, are not just a sweet and tangy addition to your juice, they're also a powerhouse of nutrition. Packed with antioxidants, these little golden gems help fight off harmful free radicals and reduce inflammation. They're high in dietary fiber, promoting a healthy digestive system, and rich in vitamins A and C, which boost your immune system and eye health. Moreover, Goldenberries are a great source of plant proteins and bioflavonoids, essential for maintaining good cellular health. So, when you sip on your Sparkling Goldenberry Ginger Juice, you're not just treating your taste buds, you're also giving your health a golden boost!
What Are the Health Benefits of Ginger Peels?
The skin of ginger, which is often disregarded, actually holds many health benefits. It is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent illnesses and promote overall wellness. Gingerol, the primary active ingredient in ginger, is especially potent in the peel, and can provide powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Consuming ginger peel regularly can aid in digestion by promoting gastric secretion and suppressing gastric contractions. Furthermore, ginger peel can alleviate discomfort and reduce feelings of nausea, making it an ideal match for a Sparkling Goldenberry Ginger Juice. Lastly, due to its high fiber content, it has been linked to improved cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol levels.
Can I Juice Ginger with Skin?
Yes, ginger can be juiced with its skin. Washing the ginger thoroughly before juicing is recommended to remove any dirt or pesticides, however, if the ginger is not organic, you might consider peeling it to reduce potential exposure to pesticides. The skin of ginger can provide extra health benefits as well so we recommend finding a way to incorporate in your Sparkling Goldenberry Ginger Juice recipe.
What Should I Do With My Ginger and Berry Pulp?
Don't toss your ginger and berry pulp in the bin! You've got a treasure trove of flavor and nutrients there. You can easily repurpose the pulp by transferring it into ice cube trays. Pop them into the freezer and voila! You've got yourself a ready-to-use smoothie booster. The next time you're blending up a smoothie, drop in a couple of your nutrient-packed pulp ice cubes. Not only will you add an extra kick of flavor, but you'll also be making the most out of your ingredients. It's a win-win situation - zero waste and a flavor-packed, nutritious boost to your everyday smoothie!
What Kind of Sparkling Water Should I Use?
The choice of sparkling water can make a world of difference to your Sparkling Goldenberry Ginger Juice. While there are plenty of options available in the market, we recommend you stick to the homemade variant using your trusty soda machine. Not only is it a breeze to use, but it's also a much more sustainable choice. When you make your own sparkling water at home, you're reducing the need for single-use plastic bottles or aluminum cans that often end up in landfills. You are also able to exchange your Soda Maker's CO2 canisters through the Soda Sense Refill Club. By doing so, you are partnering with a brand that is devoted to eliminating carbon waste-- refilling and shipping from the USA reduces carbon footprint found in international shipping. And that's not all, using a soda machine also allows you the freedom to customize the level of carbonation to your liking. So, you save the planet, control your fizz, and keep your wallet happy all at once. Now, isn't that truly sparkling?