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Cucumber-Pear Juice

Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013
  • Yield Serves 1
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Ingredients

  • 1 cored and chopped pear
  • 1 inch sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 chopped cucumber
  • 3 chopped stalks celery

Directions

  1. Press pear, ginger, cucumber, and celery through a juice extractor. Stir and serve immediately.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (16)

  • 11 Apr, 2013

    I used a blender and strained it with a cheesecloth - worked great. However, was very strong ginger flavor and I used only half inch. I think adding lemon and mint would taste better.

  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Flavor was Great, but skip unless you have a juicer...texture is bad with a blender ever when ingredients were peeled.

  • 11 Mar, 2013

    For those wanting a blender recipe, I did 1 chopped pear, 1 (peeled) sliced cucumber, a few frozen mango chunks, 1.5 cups of ice water. Tasted delicious!

  • 27 Feb, 2013

    I, too, am looking for the blender-friendly recipes. Please advise as well.
    Thanks

  • 27 Feb, 2013

    The magazine tells us to go to the website for blender friendly recipes but I don't see them. Can anyone help?

  • 18 Feb, 2013

    I don't have a juicer but I have a high end blender that emulsified it, I found that with a blender a whole cucumber is too much so substitute for half or add another pear, I think the ginger was a nice addition and added a little squeeze of lemon (to combat the cucumber) also peeling cucumber might help

  • 17 Feb, 2013

    Found this to be really weird tasting -- perhaps too much cucumber.

  • 8 Feb, 2013

    I don't have a juicer, so I blended the recipe. I just filled the blender and added water half-way up the pitcher. It dilutes the flavour but I just think of it as flavoured water. It's also more filling, which is good because i believe today's lunch is just the broccoli soup.

  • 29 Jan, 2013

    Really wakes up your taste buds in the morning! Zippy and delicious. As other reviewers have noted, this drink has a very strong ginger flavor. I loved it, but if you're not a fan of spicy, gingery things, reduce the ginger by half or leave it out entirely.

  • 28 Jan, 2013

    I liked this juice! I did add an extra pear and a couple of mint leaves and it made about a pint of juice. I poured 1/2 over ice and saved the rest to sip on before lunch.

  • 23 Jan, 2013

    I liked this drink, but not my first choice. I made it just as written. Today is day 2 for me. I have never done anything like this before.

  • 23 Jan, 2013

    Very strong ginger taste for one who doesn't normally have much ginger. I added an apple for a little extra sweetness. In the future I will use less ginger..

  • 21 Jan, 2013

    Here's last year's blender recipes for those without a juicer:
    http://www.wholeliving.com/152126/7-detox-smoothies/@center/152870/2012-whole-living-action-plan

  • 21 Jan, 2013

    The magazine tells us to go to the web site for Blender friendly recipes to use in place of hte three that call for a juicer. I'm not finding these. Help

  • 20 Jan, 2013

    I am looking for a blender friendly version of this juice, and others, that require a juicer.

  • 17 Jan, 2013

    Tasted this mornig : very good way to start my second detox day ! Thanks for this recipe !