Pears complement greens beautifully in juices. Their sweet, aromatic flesh adds volume and rich flavor to juice, masking less-pleasant ingredients (thinking kale?) in the mix. Pears are a good source of vitamins C and K, along with essential minerals.
This pear mint ginger juice dresses the goodness of raw ginger and mint in a pear base. Ginger and mint have digestive/medicinal properties; combined with pears, this juice works wonderfully as a palate cleanser.
Use a hard, crunchy variety of pear for juicing. I have used golden pear in this recipe.
- Golden pears – 1 large/2 medium
- Mint leaves – 1 small bunch
- Ginger – 1/2 inch knob
How To Make Pear Mint Ginger Juice:
Wash the mint leaves, ginger and pears very well. Lightly scrape the ginger. Let the skin remain on the pears.
Stack the ingredients in the juicer funnel: ginger first, then mint leaves and the pears on top. If the pears are too big for the juicer funnel, halve or quarter them before putting them through the funnel.
Activate the juicer and collect the juice in a mug.
To serve pear mint ginger juice:
Add a sprig of mint leaves into the glass. Add a few ice cubes. Pour in freshly extracted juice. Float a few more mint leaves on the surface.
Serve pear mint ginger juice immediately.
Add more greens to the juice: spinach, coriander, kale work well with pears.