Really Good Juice
Esalen Team
April 19, 2021
Category:
Food
Photo: Angie Smith

From our Fall 2019 print catalog…

“This juice is exactly as it sounds, and so much like an experience here at Esalen...it's all the things and will have you feeling balanced, grounded and vital.” 

This is exactly what the title promises: really good juice! Prep some in advance — kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it will keep for three days — and you’ll have a burst of flavor and energy waiting for you when you need it. It’s a delicious, revitalizing blend of earthiness (beets and kale) and brightness (ginger and lemons) balanced by the apple sweetness.

You’re consuming a lot of the produce here, so go organic if you can and wash everything well before juicing. You’ll have lots of fruit and veggie scraps left over, but don’t throw them away! Use the lemon peels to flavor a baked good, or to make a natural cleanser for the kitchen; just steep them in some white vinegar for a week or two, and spritz away. The pulp that’s left over in the juicer can go into your next batch of veggie broth, or use it to supercharge your compost bin. 

Ingredients

1 large beet (red or yellow, your choice!)

3 medium carrots

6 leaves lacinato kale

8 stalks celery

1/2 bunch of flat-leaf parsley

4 apples (we like Fuji, but it’s juicers’ choice — use your favorite)

3-inch knob of fresh ginger root (more if you like the heat!)

2 lemons

Instructions

  1. Prep your ingredients: Wash everything thoroughly under cold running water, or soak everything in an organic veggie wash. Trim off bruised or damaged parts of the produce, peel the lemons, and cut everything into chunks that will fit into your juicer.
  2. Juice! Alternate between greens and non-greens, and do the ginger and lemon last. 
  3. Depending on how you prefer your juice, strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer to get out any remaining bits of pulp.
  4. Drink immediately, or store in the fridge for up to three days. Give refrigerated juice a good shake before drinking.

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