Lemongrass and Asian Pear Juice Recipe

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Lemongrass and Asian Pear Juice Recipe
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Sometimes we forget about these powerful, medicinal little plants that lend their gorgeous flavor and aroma. Run herbs through your juicer like you would with greens. Mint, chocolate mint, spearmint, and others are beautiful in combination with sweet fruits or greens, and have a cooling effect. I love mint with cucumber, spinach, ruby red grapefruit, and apple. Fennel is another wonderful addition, and whether you’re using the stalks, blub, or fronds (or all three), it will flavor your juice with the sweet and herbal taste of anise. And don’t forget about the savory herbs, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, dill, and one and on. These add depth to savory vegetable juices and complexity to sweet and citrusy juices. Look for fresh herbs in your garden, your farmers market, co-op, and grocery store. There’s a lot you can do with a little bit of herbs. One of my favorite summer juices stars lemongrass, which wafts like a bright and sultry perfume through watermelon, Asian pear, and pineapple.

4
Servings
390
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 medium watermelon
  • 1 pineapple
  • 4 Asian pears
  • 2 pieces of lemongrass

Directions

Wash all the produce well — I like to use Veggie Wash. Scoop out the watermelon flesh into the blender and blend until smooth, and set aside. Remove the pineapple’s peel, base, and top, and discard. Slice the pineapple, including the woody core, into easy-to-juice pieces and to and run through the juicer. Run the pear and lemongrass through the juicer as well, and then combine this mixture with the blended watermelon. Serve as-is or over ice.

Lemongrass Shopping Tip

Keep both fresh herbs and dried herbs on hand. Dry herbs will last a long time, while fresh herbs have a short shelf-life.

Lemongrass Cooking Tip

If you want the flavor of herbs in your food without the actual pieces, wrap them in cheese cloth and cook; discard before eating.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
76g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
0.8%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
101g
34%
Vitamin A
167µg
19%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28.2%
Vitamin C
162mg
100%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
86mg
9%
Fiber
11g
45%
Folate (food)
72µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
72µg
18%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
97mg
24%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
104mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
1104mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.2%
Sodium
10mg
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
25.9%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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