How To Juice Ginger With and Without Juicer

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A simple DIY on how to juice ginger with and without a juicer – plus some idea on how to use this highly nutritious, superfood ginger juice and even save the pulp!

spoon filled with ginger juice on top of a glass jug

We’re no strangers to ginger juice on this blog. In fact, you may have already seen my recipes for Ginger Lemon  Juice and Cayenne Immunity Shots, or Simple Beetroot And Ginger Juice Recipe. Well this post is taking things back to the basics: how to juice ginger (with and without a juicer).

Ginger juice is strong, with a kick of flavor and heat that is very refreshing and adds a lot of character to a number of dishes and juices. Plus, I’ve even included methods on how to preserve and use the leftover ‘pulp’ from the juicing process. This can be used in a couple of ways – so you can get every last bit of nutrition from your ginger as possible!

ginger juice in a measuring spoon

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Ginger Juice Benefits

The health benefits of ginger are plentiful – so much so that I’ve written about them tons of times before such as in my Immunity Ginger Shots post. From being high in antioxidantsaiding stomach and digestive issues, and reducing nausea, to helping regulate blood sugar levels and containing anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger really has a whole host of benefits that make it worthy of being included in our diet.

glass bottle of ginger juice placed on top of the ginger leftover pulp after juicing

Ginger juice, in particular, is a wonderful way to get a high dose of this superfood in one sitting. Another reason why I absolutely love to use the juice as part of a morning ‘shot’ or within smoothie recipes.

How To Juice Ginger

What Is Needed

large unpeeled ginger root

Ginger root – as much as you want – more details in the recipe card below.

The Juicer Method

I always suggest using organic ginger- which doesn’t need to be peeled. However, if you’re unable to source it, then scrub and peel your ginger. You can peel ginger really quickly and easily according to this method.

Slice the ginger into small pieces, big enough to fit through the mouth of the juicer and simply feed the pieces in the machine.

juicing ginger root using a slow juicer

That’s literally all you need to do as the juicer will do the rest, extracting ginger juice within seconds – feeding the pulp into one container and the juice into another.

Continue reading for tips on how to use the remaining ginger pulp.

fresh ginger juice in a glass jug

The Blender method

I tend to avoid this method, if possible, as it’s harder to extract as much juice as possible, dilutes the juice (about 50% water to juice- so recipes will need to be adjusted), requires straining and leaves you with lots of pulp that needs to be dealt with. However, for those that don’t have a juicer then this is a great way to still get the ginger juice.

To begin, chop the ginger into small pieces, around 1 inch in thickness, and add to the blender. If I’m juicing a large amount of ginger in one go then I’ll usually do this in two lots.

Along with the ginger pour in around 1 cup of filtered water and blend until smooth.

Strain the ginger juice through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or sieve into a container, squeezing the pulp to get as much of the liquid out as possible.

Transfer to your container of choice or pour into an ice-cube tray to freeze into portions.

p.s. You may also like my blender method for these Turmeric-Ginger Energy Shots.

side view leftover pulp after juicing in a glass jug

What to do with the ginger pulp?

The fibrous pulp leftover from either juice doesn’t need to be thrown away. In fact, I implore you not to! You can pop this pulp into an ice-cube tray too and steep as a ginger tea, with hot water (wonderful to soothe a sore throat). Alternatively, follow this simple DIY for how to dry out the pulp and turn it into nutritious Ginger Powder.

leftover ginger pulp after juicing ginger root

Recipe Notes

  • Once juiced, you can drink this juice as-is or add a bit of honey to it. You can also combine it with other fresh juices like with this Simple Beetroot And Ginger Juice Recipe.
  • If you are drinking the ginger juice straight up, it’s recommended to take about 30ml per day.
  • Be careful when handling the ginger. It may stain your skin – and be careful not to rub your eyes when dealing with it.
  • If using the blender method, then you can lightly simmer the juice to evaporate some of the water and get a stronger flavor (between 30-40 minutes usually). This will affect the nutritional values though.
  • Use coconut water rather than plain water for the blender method, for additional flavor.

How To Store

measuring spoon filled with ginger juice on top of a glass jug

Store the fresh ginger juice either in a large, airtight glass bottle in the fridge or in smaller shot-sized bottles.

This fresh juice will only stay fresh for 2-3 days in the fridge though, so my preferred method is to store any additional juice in the freezer.

ginger shots in small glass containers

You can freeze the ginger juice into portioned ice-cubes, that way you can just pop however much you need out at a time. Fresh ginger juice is freezer-friendly for up to six months.

You can defrost the juice as needed for morning shots or add the ice-cubes to smoothies, other drinks, marinades, etc.

ginger juice in a glass jug top view

Other Ginger Recipes and How-To’s You May Like

If you try this simple DIY then let me know your thoughts in the comments. Also, I love seeing your recreations so feel free to tag me on Instagram @AlphaFoodie.

How to Make Ginger Juice

5 from 28 votes
By: Samira
A simple DIY on how to juice ginger with and without a juicer – plus some idea on how to use this highly nutritious, superfood ginger juice and even save the pulp!
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups (475ml)

Ingredients 
 

  • 21 ounce ginger

Instructions 

The Juicer Method:

  • I always suggest using organic ginger – which doesn't need to be peeled. However, if you're unable to, then scrub and peel your ginger. You can peel ginger really quickly and easily according to this method.
    Peeled ginger root with a spoon and the peeled skin on marble counter
  • Slice the ginger into small pieces, big enough to fit through the mouth of the juicer and simply feed the pieces in the machine.
    juicing ginger root using a slow juicer
  • That's literally all you need to do as the juicer will do the rest, extracting ginger juice within seconds – feeding the pulp into one container and the juice into another. (See tips on how to use it below)
    fresh ginger juice in a glass jug

The Blender method:

  • To begin, chop the ginger into small pieces, around 1 inch in thickness, and add to the blender. If I'm juicing a large amount of ginger in one go (1lb/500g, for example) then I'll usually do this in two lots.
  • Along with the ginger pour in around 1 cup of filtered water and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the ginger juice through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or sieve into a container, squeezing the pulp to get as much of the liquid out as possible. Then pour in your container of choice.

How To Store:

  • Store the fresh ginger juice either in a large, airtight glass bottle in the fridge or within smaller shot-sized bottles. This fresh juice will only stay fresh for 2-3 days in the fridge though, so my preferred method is to store any additional juice in the freezer.
    ginger shots in small glass containers
  • You can freeze the ginger juice into portioned ice-cubes, that way you can just pop however much you need out at a time. Fresh ginger juice is freezer-friendly for up to six months.
    You can defrost the juice as needed for morning shots or add the ice-cubes to smoothies, other drinks, marinades, etc.
    frozen ginger juice inside a black ice cube tray

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Notes

  • Once juiced, you can drink this juice as-is or add a bit of honey to it. You can also combine it with other fresh juices like with this Simple Beetroot And Ginger Juice Recipe.
  • If you are drinking the ginger juice straight up, it’s recommended to take about 30ml per day.
  • Be careful when handling the ginger. It may stain your skin – and be careful not to rub your eyes when dealing with it.
  • If using the blender method, then you can lightly simmer the juice to evaporate some of the water and get a stronger flavor (between 30-40 minutes usually). This will affect the nutritional values though.
  • Use coconut water rather than plain water for the blender method, for additional flavor. 
What to do with the ginger pulp?
The fibrous pulp leftover from either juice doesn’t need to be thrown away. In fact, I implore you not to! You can pop this pulp into an ice-cube tray too and steep as a ginger tea, with hot water ( wonderful to soothe a sore throat). Alternatively, follow this simple DIY for how to dry out the pulp and turn it into nutritious ginger powder. 
Course: DIYs
Cuisine: Asian
Freezer friendly: 6 Months
Shelf life: 3 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 1Shot, Calories: 31kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 163mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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24 Comments

  1. Ma'aji says:

    Does ginger juice reduce the high risk of cancer?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Ma’aji,
      I can’t give any medical advice, but I will say that ginger has many health benefits.

      1. Meme says:

        What kind of juice is pictured?

      2. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

        Hi there,
        It’s ginger juice 🙂 And for the juicer (if that’s what you meant), I used Omega juicer – I’ve linked it here on my shop page if you want to check it out.

  2. Skynature says:

    Hi Samira

    I boiled some grated ginger with a big pot of water (about 5cups), strained it and then froze that water in an ice cube tray. Would you know how long that ginger water should last? I boiled the ginger with water as I like it strong.

    Thanks for your time.

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi there,
      It should be able to last for up to 6 months in the freezer.