The Ginger Binger

ginger-bingerWhen it comes to juice, everyone’s got their own taste. Some people prefer the earthy sweetness of beets. Others are all about the bright sugary overtones in a good berry juice. And some people, well, they like it spicy. If you fall into the third category, then today’s vegetable juice may be just up your ally. 

Today’s juice features ginger root. If you’ve made a green juice before, you may be familiar with juicing ginger. This pungent and spicy root does a great job balancing out the slight bitterness that can accompany some types of greens. Additionally, ginger root is dirt cheap and available year round. Even if you aren’t a ginger-a-holic, having some ginger root around for juicing purposes is a solid idea – just a touch can take a juice from bland to exciting.

Ginger isn’t just a great way to warm your taste buds – it’s also good for you as well. If you’re feeling congested, ginger can help to open up your sinus passages, as well as your airways in general. Additionally, ginger can increase and improve circulation. Given the kick of its taste, ginger may also serve as a good afternoon “wakeup” juice.


  • 1/2 Cup of ginger root
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Bundle rainbow Swiss chard
  • 3 Celery Stalks


  • Begin by juicing the Swiss chard.
  • Follow with the ginger.
  • Juice all remaining ingredients.