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Gentle Juice & Juice Pulp Muffins

Gentle Juice & Juice Pulp Muffins

These are two of my favorite recipes that I make every week. I can’t take credit for creating these recipes but I have adapted them to suit myself. I hope you enjoy them!

RECIPE #1 – Gentle Juice

This is a juice recipe I’ve adapted from Gerson Therapy’s carrot-apple juice, which is a staple of their healing program and is now a staple of my diet too. I love the carrot-apple combination for so many reasons. Everything about this juice is safe and gentle, from its taste to its effects. Also, the two ingredients have a long storage life so it’s convenient to have them on hand most of the time, and it’s usually easy to buy them in organic form.

As much as I love the simple carrot-apple juice, I usually add pineapple to this recipe because of the sweet twist it adds, as well as digestive benefits. Also, I add flax seed oil to my version of this juice to help absorption of vitamin A. It may be of interest to know that Gerson Therapy specifically excludes pineapples from their dietary program. The Food Reference Guide found on their FAQ page goes into detail about why certain foods are included or excluded. Regarding pineapples, they claim that aromatic acids (found in pineapples and berries) interfere with the healing process. If this resonates with you, you may wish to skip the pineapple and stick to the basic carrot-apple combination.

RECIPE FOR ONE SERVING:

  • 10 small carrots
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 2 cm slice of pineapple – peeled
  • 1 tsp flax seed oil

Wash the carrots and apple well and leave the skins on. Slice off the skin from the pineapple, if you’re including the pineapple. Slice everything according to your juicer’s capabilities and juice away. Stir the flax seed oil directly into the juice.

**SAVE THE JUICE PULP FOR RECIPE #2**

RECIPE #2 – JUICE PULP MUFFINS

I can’t take credit for this recipe either. This is my friend Sue Perry’s banana bread recipe, which I have adapted to make juice pulp muffins. You can use any juice pulp but the carrot-apple-pineapple pulp works exceptionally well in baking because of its moisture content and flavour. If you want to try Sue’s outstanding banana bread recipe, replace the juice pulp with 3 mashed bananas and replace the oil with 3 TBSP of melted butter.

RECIPE FOR 8-12 MUFFINS:

DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 1 + ¾ cup of flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds or ground chia seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 + ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of juice pulp
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of grapeseed oil

Sift the dry ingredients together. Wisk the wet ingredients together. Fold the wet into the dry and gently blend until combined. Spoon into lined muffin tins. You can make 8 extra-large muffins or 12 medium sized muffins with this batter. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the moisture content of the pulp, so keep an eye on the muffins past the 15 minute mark when baking. They are ready when you can insert a butter knife and it comes out clean.

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