Since I haven’t been drinking this month (I’m doing a Sober September), I’ve been inspired to step up my juicing game! I seem to come up with the most unique flavour combinations when I’m trying to use things up around the kitchen — that’s how my Peppered Pear Elixir was born. We had a couple of peppers, pears and celery stalks that were on their last days, so I decided to throw them into a juice, along with a few other ingredients I had kicking around. The result is a sweet n’ spicy, aromatic juice brimming with a medley of awesome detoxifying ingredients. Enjoy this elixir on a fall morning while Bartlett pears are in season, and kick-start your day!
PEPPERED PEAR ELIXIR
This recipe is full of ingredients that are really great to juice. Pears are very juicy (even more so than apples), slightly sweet and full of vitamins and minerals. They also add a thicker texture to the juice, which I find a bit more substantial and filling (think of it as halfway between a traditional juice and a smoothie!).
In juices, peppers pair really well with other vegetables and fruits — they add that sweet but spicy element, and loads of vitamins A and C (just one pepper contains over 100% of your daily intake!). Celery adds a bit more mild spice and lots of nutrition, while limes and ginger help to cleanse and detoxify the body. Apples round out the recipe with a familiar flavour — along with phytonutrients and antioxidants that help prevent disease.
Combine all these goodies and you’ve got a powerful elixir to help strengthen your immune system during cold and flu season!
PEPPERED PEAR ELIXIR
Yield: 24 oz (3 cups)
• 2 apples (I like one McIntosh and one Granny Smith)
• 2 Bartlett pears
• 1 purple pepper (feel free to substitute with a yellow pepper)
• 1 lime
• 3 celery stalks
• 1/2″ piece of ginger
1. Start with chilled produce.
2. Chop all ingredients into 1″ pieces and add them one at a time to your Hurom Slow Juicer (or similar), starting with an ingredient that isn’t as juicy (like ginger), and alternating with an ingredient that makes lots of juice (like pear). This will ensure that the juicy ingredients flush the not-so-juicy ingredients through the juicer and you’ll get more of them in your cup!
3. Once you’ve juiced all of your ingredients, stir the juice and pour over ice.
4. Add a fun straw, or garnish of your choice and enjoy!
PEPPERED PEAR ELIXIR
- 2 apples I like one McIntosh and one Granny Smith
- 2 Bartlett pears
- 1 purple pepper (feel free to substitute with a yellow pepper)
- 1 lime
- 3 celery stalks
- 1/2" piece of ginger
Start with chilled produce.
Chop all ingredients into 1" pieces and add them one at a time to your Hurom Slow Juicer (or similar), starting with an ingredient that isn't as juicy (like ginger), and alternating with an ingredient that makes lots of juice (like pear). This will ensure that the juicy ingredients flush the not-so-juicy ingredients through the juicer and you'll get more of them in your cup!
Once you've juiced all of your ingredients, stir the juice and pour over ice.
Add a fun straw, or garnish of your choice and enjoy!
P.S. – I used the Tree Stump Side Table I made for Kelsey as a prop in this shoot (before I dropped it off for her)! If you’re interested in how I made it, I have an in-depth post. And, my friends Terrence and Elisha made the raw cedar coasters! How cool are they?! They still smell delicious — like having a little piece of the forest in your home!
What are your favourite fall fruits and vegetables? I love just about anything that’s fresh and seasonal, but have been especially into pears and squash this season!
If you try my Peppered Pear Elixir, let me know how you like it — tag me on social or use the hashtag #justinecelinarecipes in your recreations, so I can find your post!
This recipe is part of a Fall Recipe Roundup I created for Little Blue Canoe. For my other favourite fall recipes, head over to the LBC blog!
This recipe was featured in BuzzFeed Food’s 17 Mouth-Watering Pear Recipes For National Pear Month.
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