Here’s one for the cinnamon lovers! I started craving apple crumble the other day and wondered if I could come up with a juiced version. While this is a pretty close approximation and it is delicious, just be aware that it contains quite a bit of (all natural!) sugar and should probably be considered a “treat” rather than a daily juice.
The Cinnamon Carrot
- 4 cups baby carrots
- 1 English cucumber
- 2 small lemons (or 1/2 large lemon), with peel
- 2 thumb-sized* pieces of fresh ginger root
- 4 large apples, with peel
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (or more, to taste)
- 10 Sayer dates, pitted
- cinnamon sticks (for garnish)
*Thumb-sized: the length of your thumb from the joint to the tip, approximately 1 inch by 1.5 inches.
DIRECTIONS: Wash all ingredients thoroughly and cut into smaller pieces. Push ingredients, one at time, through juicer chute in the order listed above. DO NOT put ground cinnamon or dates through the juicer. Pour fresh juice into a large serving pitcher. Purée dates and cinnamon together along with about a cup of the juice, using a hand-blender or similar. Sieve this mixture through a fine mesh strainer into the pitcher of fresh juice. (Remember, you are only trying to remove the date seeds from the mixture. You may need to coax the thicker, applesauce-like texture of the blended dates through the sieve with the back of a spoon.) Stir and serve. Makes 4-6 portions. Can refrigerate leftover juice in a sealed glass jar, but should be consumed within 24 hours. Best served fresh.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 854.3 calories; 0.905 g fat; 41.8 g fiber; 141.205 g sugar; 10.09 g protein (All values are approximate and based on the full ingredient list prior to juicing.) Click here to view disclaimer.
- Think of it as a dessert juice, totally reminiscent of an apple crumble or a moist cinnamon cake.
- Once you figure out how to assemble, disassembly and clean the juicer, it’s easy.
- A good quality juicer, a small to medium-sized fine mesh sieve, and a stick hand blender are recommended.
- A fine mesh sieve allows for a smoother juice and for less expensive, “seedier” dates to be used in this type of recipe.
- Source: TDW Kitchen Original